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Old 05-12-2014, 10:48 AM
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Default Dong Ap Bia, 1969......

May 11, 1969:
Paratroopers battle for "Hamburger Hill"

U.S. and South Vietnamese forces battle North Vietnamese troops for Ap Bia Mountain (Hill 937), one mile east of the Laotian border. The battle was part of Operation Apache Snow, a 2,800-man Allied sweep of the A Shau Valley. The purpose of the operation was to cut off North Vietnamese infiltration from Laos and enemy threats to Hue and Da Nang. U.S. paratroopers pushing northeast found the communist forces entrenched on Ap Bia Mountain. In fierce fighting directed by Maj. Gen. Melvin Zais, the mountain came under heavy Allied air strikes, artillery barrages, and 10 infantry assaults. The communist stronghold was captured on May 20 in the 11th attack, when 1,000 troops of the 101st Airborne Division and 400 South Vietnamese soldiers fought their way to the summit of the mountain.

During the intense fighting, 597 North Vietnamese were reported killed and U.S. casualties were 56 killed and 420 wounded. Due to the bitter fighting and the high loss of life, the battle for Ap Bia Mountain was dubbed "Hamburger Hill" by the U.S. media


Photograph -Dong Ap Bia:
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...onmy052069.jpg

Photograph -A Shau Valley, looking South:
http://www.foxco-2ndbn-9thmarines.com/A_Shau_Valley.jpg

Photograph -A Shau Valley, looking North:
http://www.foxco-2ndbn-9thmarines.com/valley.jpg


Maps.....

Map 1:50,000 Dong Ap Bia, Hill 937, A Luoi SF Camp, NVA Base Area 607 - Map Sheets 6441-4, 6441-3 (Laos) (782kb)
http://www.rjsmith.com/A_Shau_Valley...r_Hill_01.html

or see also for exampel....

map-ID "6441-4-2" within:
http://www.1stbattalion9thmarines.co...om/maproom.htm

Larger scale:
http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/up...400FF72C3B.jpg



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Old 05-12-2014, 10:54 AM
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Some reading.....

3a- Summary of Actions and Results and Description of Operation vic Dong Ap Bia:
24 May 1969, 31-page UNCLASSIFIED Office of the Commanding General, 101st Airborne
Division document in Adobe PDF format
http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/star/imag...8300010494.pdf

3b- Operation Apache Snow, After Action Report, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile):
31-page UNCLASSIFIED Department of the Army document in Adobe PDF format
http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/star/imag...8300010449.pdf

3c- Operation Apache Snow, After Action Report, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry, 20 Jun 1969:
18-page UNCLASSIFIED Department of the Army document in Adobe PDF format
http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/star/imag...8300010444.pdf



(Note by A.B:
Important! Below looks as being 2 links put together, per row, but is actually only 1 (One) link.
When page opens by "webarchive", wait until it "redirects" you to the PDF-file (you may have to
click "accept to open pdf-file", to actually open the pdf-file).
End Note by A.B)

Operation Apache Snow, After Action Report, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry, 18 Jun 1969
http://web.archive.org/web/200609210....pl?docnum=495

Operation Apache Snow, After Action Report, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry, 20 Jun 1969
http://web.archive.org/web/200410230....pl?docnum=496

Operation Apache Snow, After Action Report, 2nd Battalion, 501st Infantry, 22 Jun 1969
http://web.archive.org/web/200410211....pl?docnum=497


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