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Operation Manhattan was an operation conducted by the 1st and 2nd Brigades, 25th Infantry Division and the 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division in the Ho Bo Woods/Bến Củi area, lasting from 23 April to 7 June 1967.[1]:146

Operation Manhattan
Part of Vietnam War
Date23 April - 7 June 1967
Location
Result U.S. operational success
Belligerents
 United States Viet Cong
Commanders and leaders
MGen John C. F. Tillson
Strength

4th Infantry Division

  • 3rd Brigade

25th Infantry Division

  • 1st Brigade
  • 2nd Brigade
Casualties and losses
US body count: 74 killed
99 estimated killed
19 captured

Contents

BackgroundEdit

The objective of the operation was to destroy Vietcong (VC) bases in the Ho Bo Woods, Boi Loi Woods, Bến Củi area and along the Saigon River.[2]

OperationEdit

The operation commenced on 23 April. On 9 May 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division withdrew from the operation and returned to Củ Chi Base Camp to prepare for Operation Kolekole. On 10 May 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division withdrew from the operation and returned to Dầu Tiếng Base Camp to prepare for Operations Ahina and Operation Diamond Head. The 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division continued the operation, providing security for the 65th Engineer Battalion which used Rome plows to destroy VC fortifications when discovered.[2]

AftermathEdit

Operation Manhattan officially concluded on 7 June, VC losses were 74 killed, with a further 99 estimated killed, 19 captured and three Chieu hoi. A total of 201 small arms and 18 crew-served weapons were captured.[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.

  1. ^ a b MacGarrigle, George (1998). Combat Operations: Taking the Offensive, October 1966 to October 1967. United States Army Center of Military History. ISBN 9780160495403.  This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ a b c "Operational Report Lessons Learned period ending 31 July 1967" (PDF). Headquarters 25th Infantry Division. 22 November 1967. Retrieved 22 October 2017.  This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.