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Chronology of VC/NVA Attacks
Chronology of VC/NVA Attacks






The Chronology of VC/NVA Attacks on Tan Son Nhut Air Base, RVN, is redacted from a United States Air Force book, "Air Base Defense in the Republic of Vietnam 1961-1973, written by Lt. Col. Roger P. Fox, USAF.

There were ten key Air Force Bases in Vietnam.  Each time an Air Force Base was attacked, it was reported to higher headquarters and a numerical number was assigned to that particular attack.   Therefore, in the first column, the number might go from 007 to 011.  That means that three other attacks took place at other Air Force Bases.  I am only reporting those attacks, pertaining to Tan Son Nhut, Air Base.


ATTACK NUMBER YEAR MONTH DAY HOUR BASE TYPE ROUNDS US Losses Aircraft DESTROYED US Losses Aircraft DAMAGED US Losses Casualties KILLED IN ACTION US Losses Casualties WOUNDED IN ACTION RVN Losses Aircraft DESTROYED RVN Losses Aircraft DAMAGED RVN Losses Casualties KILLED IN ACTION RVN Losses Casualties WOUNDED IN ACTION VC/NVA Losses Casualties KILLED IN ACTION VC/NVA Losses Casualties PRISONER OF WAR
007 66 04 13 0027 TSN STO 243 000 062 007 111 002 000 002 000 000 000
011 66 12 04 0110 TSN S&S 033 000 020 003 015 000 000 003 004 028 004
035 68 01 31 0320 TSN MBN NR 000 013 023 086 000 000 032 089 157* 009*
049 68 02 18 0100 TSN STO 060 Losses are included with those cited for Attack No. 073
052 68 02 18 1220 TSN STO 002 Losses are included with those cited for Attack No. 073
053 68 02 18 1520 TSN STO 002 Losses are included with those cited for Attack No. 073
054 68 02 18 1755 TSN STO 001 Losses are included with those cited for Attack No. 073
055 68 02 19 0157 TSN STO 002 Losses are included with those cited for Attack No. 073
056 68 02 19 0352 TSN STO 002 Losses are included with those cited for Attack No. 073
057 68 02 19 0515 TSN STO 003 Losses are included with those cited for Attack No. 073
058 68 02 19 0602 TSN STO 005 Losses are included with those cited for Attack No. 073
059 68 02 20 1203 TSN STO 001 Losses are included with those cited for Attack No. 073
060 68 02 20 1855 TSN STO 002 Losses are included with those cited for Attack No. 073
061 68 02 21 1202 TSN STO 001 Losses are included with those cited for Attack No. 073
062 68 02 21 1634 TSN STO 003 Losses are included with those cited for Attack No. 073
065 68 02 24 0400 TSN STO 020 Losses are included with those cited for Attack No. 073
068 68 02 27 0128 TSN STO 003 Losses are included with those cited for Attack No. 073
069 68 02 27 0525 TSN STO 004 Losses are included with those cited for Attack No. 073
071 68 02 28 0110 TSN STO 002 Losses are included with those cited for Attack No. 073
073 68 03 01 0503 TSN STO 016 Losses are included with those cited for Attack No. 073
084 68 03 21 0117 TSN STO 010 000 007 000 002 000 000 000 000 NR NR
098 68 05 06 0616 TSN STO 010 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000
099 68 05 07 0343 TSN STO 011 000 001 000 000 000 000 002 000 000 000
101 68 05 08 0300 TSN STO 014 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000
105 68 05 10 0325 TSN STO 007 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000
113 68 06 12 0337 TSN STO 013 002 008 001 002 000 004 005 005 000 000
114 68 06 14 0340 TSN STO 004 000 002 001 002 000 000 000 002 000 000
195 69 05 12 2315 TSN STO 003 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000
222 69 06 29 2210 TSN STO 003 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000
258 69 12 19 0241 TSN STO 004 000 000 000 005 000 000 000 000 000 000
408 71 08 28 2347 TSN STO 003 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000
431 72 04 14 2055 TSN STO 004 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000
452 72 09 10 1745 TSN STO 003 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000
464 72 12 06 0743 TSN STO 028 000 002 001 002 000 000 010 033 000 000
475 73 01 28 0628 TSN STO 011 000 000 000 000 000 000 002 004 000 000
- - - - - Grand Total: 533 006 189 045 376 005 005 056 148 185 0013
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- 73 01 28 0800 Commencement   of Cease Fire IAW Vietnam Agreement signed at Paris 27 Jan 1973



Column 1- Attack Number
Column 2- Year
Column 3- Month
Column 4- Date
Column 5- Hour
Column 6- Base
Column 7- Type of Attack
STO - Stand Off Attack
SAP - Sapper Attack
S&S - Stand Off and Sapper Attack
MBN - Multi-Battalion
SAB - Sabotage
AWP - Automatic Weapons
NR - Not Reported


Column 8 - Standoff Rounds Impacting on Base

This data is limited to enemy losses incurred inside air base perimeter.



Name:  David E. Koopman,                   Sep 08,  2001
Email:
Comments:  I notice in the chart on your 377th Combat Security Police Web Site that you have listed zero U.S. casualties for attack number:
098 68 05 06 0616 TSN STO 010 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000.
Just for your information there was at least one casualty and he was Jerry Fish, one of our TSN Association members.  Best Wishes,  David E. Koopman

FROM THE WEB MASTER:  David, thanks for the update.   The above mentioned stastistics came from:  USAF Publication, "Air Base Defense In The Republic Of Vietnam 1961 - 1973."  Your addendum is noted here.






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