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« on: 23 March 2011, 06:32:06 »
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Operation Masher/White Wing

US Military Operation in Vietnam.


24 January - 6 March 1966
Operation Masher was a combined U.S., ARVN, and ROKA operation that began on January 28, 1966. The name "Operation Masher" was changed to "Operation White Wing", because the name was deemed too crude for 'nation-building'.

The mission was a search and destroy mission, and had little to do with nation-building. The operation was divided into four Phases.

Masher/White Wing lasted 42 days and ended on March 6.
VC/NVA KIA's: 2,389
US KIA's: 250  US WIA's: 990

The ARVN and ROKA forces killed an additional 808 enemy soldiers. The 3rd NVA Division was pronounced destroyed, but later was back in action elsewhere on the battlefield.


Primary Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Masher
http://www.3rdmarines.net/Vietnam_Operations_by_Name.htm
"The Rise and Fall of an American Army: U.S. Ground Forces in Vietnam, 1965-1973" by Shelby L. Stanton



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