Military List Of Operation Junction City Battles

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List of every major Operation Junction City battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous Operation Junction City battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the Operation Junction City, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this Operation Junction City list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Information about these Operation Junction City battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

This list is made up of a variety of battles, including Battle of Prek Klok II and Battle of Prek Klok I.
Battle of Ap Bau Bang II is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List Of Operation Junction City Battles
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The Battle of Ap Bau Bang II occurred during the night of 19–20 March 1967 during Operation Junction City, a search and destroy mission by American military forces in Tay Ninh Province of South Vietnam, to the west of the capital Saigon. Forces from the 5th Cavalry Regiment were entrusted with the securing of Fire Support Base 20, around 1.5 km north of the village of Ap Bau Bang, and they had expected an attack, as their area was a known communist stronghold. During the evening of 19 March, the Viet Cong attacked the base with machine guns, mortars, rockets and small arms fire. The mortars fired from afar while a large number of infantrymen dressed in black charged from the foliage. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Tây Ninh Province, Vietnam

Part of: Operation Junction City, Vietnam War

Combatants: Viet Cong

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Battle of Ap Gu is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List Of Operation Junction City Battles
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The Battle of Ap Gu occurred during 31 March and 1 April 1967 during Operation Junction City, a search and destroy mission by American military forces in Tay Ninh Province of South Vietnam, to the west of the capital Saigon. The battle near the border with Cambodia left 609 Viet Cong killed, 5 captured, and over 50 weapons of all types captured, while the Americans lost 17 killed and 102 wounded. Two American infantry battalions were scheduled to make an airborne assault into an area near the border with Cambodia to secure some roads and US bases, and to search and destroy communists in the surrounding area. The assault was scheduled for 30 March, but poor weather meant that one of the ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Tây Ninh Province, Vietnam

Part of: Operation Junction City, Vietnam War

Combatants: Viet Cong, United States of America

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Battle of Prek Klok I is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List Of Operation Junction City Battles
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The Battle of Prek Klok I occurred on February 28, 1967 during Operation Junction City, a search and destroy mission by American military forces in Tay Ninh Province of South Vietnam, to the west of the capital Saigon. A few days before the battle, the 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry of the United States was brought into the area near Suoi Da and Prek Klok to defend a highway, airfield, and artillery base in the area, and to carry out search and destroy operations around it. On the morning of February, elements of the battalion headed east, and were attacked from the front by Viet Cong infantry with gunfire, rockets and mortars. Soon after, they were attacked from all fronts as the communists ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Tây Ninh Province, Vietnam

Part of: Operation Junction City, Vietnam War

Combatants: Viet Cong, United States of America

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Battle of Prek Klok II is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List Of Operation Junction City Battles
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The Battle of Prek Klok II occurred on March 10, 1967, during Operation Junction City when American military forces were conducting a search and destroy operation against the Viet Cong forces in Tay Ninh Province west of the capital of South Vietnam, Saigon. During the course of the operation they had already had a significant engagement in the Battle of Prek Klok I. During the night, Artillery Fire Support Patrol Base II at Prek Klok was attacked by two communist battalions, resulting in a short battle. This was the second major battle of Operation Junction City. The communists started by mortaring the base and launching anti-tank fire at the armored personnel carriers surrounding the base. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Tây Ninh Province, Vietnam

Part of: Operation Junction City, Vietnam War

Combatants: Viet Cong, United States of America

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