Highland

Written January 2021

Operation

Dates: 

22 Aug 1965 – 2 Oct 1965

Area of Operation:

Bình Định Province, II Corps

Allied Units:

USA 1st Brigade 101st Airborne Division

Allied Casualties:

21 KIA, 22+ WIA

Enemy Units:

Viet Cong

Enemy Casualties:

692 KIA, 49+ POW

Objective(s):

To secure Highway 19 between Qui Nhơn and An Khê for deployment of the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) to Vietnam

Significance/Notes:

Securing the An Khê area for the 1st Cavalry Division, along with Highway 19, also included the actions of Operation Gibraltar. The An Khê pass had significance for the An Khê base plans – the French unit Mobile Group 100 was annihilated in the pass in June 1954.

Sources:

Further Reading:

Operation Highland and Gibraltar, excerpt from Vietnam Odyssey: The story of the 1st Brigade, 101stAirborne Division, in Vietnam (1967)

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