Search & Destroy – Operation Hump

Search & Destroy – Operation Hump

https://youtu.be/B1cvEQSKeGc Operation Hump was a search and destroy operation by US and Australian forces in November 1965. The objective was to drive out Viet Cong  units who had taken up positions on several key hills about 17.5 miles north of Bien Hoa.  Official...

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2nd India – Pakistan War

2nd India – Pakistan War

    The 1965 second Indo-Pakistan War was an armed conflict between Pakistan and India  from August to September 1965. The conflict began following Pakistan's infiltration of forces into Jammu and Kashmir to precipitate an insurgency against Indian rule. The...

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Gemini 5 Spaceflight

Gemini 5 Spaceflight

https://youtu.be/enW_Q6xmzCA In August 1965 NASA launched its 11th crewed spaceflight (including X-15 flights above 100 km). The crew of Gemini 5 broke the Soviet Union's previous record for duration set by Vostok 5 in 1963. Source: Wikipedia

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Operation Starlite 

Operation Starlite 

In August 1965 Operation Starlite was the first major offensive action conducted by a purely U.S. military unit during the Vietnam War.

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US Ground Troops Land in South Vietnam

US Ground Troops Land in South Vietnam

https://youtu.be/Cxuv28ZVAOM In March 1965 3,500 United States Marines landed at Da Nang Vietnam, adding combat troops to the 25,000 U.S. military advisers already in the country. Source: Wikipedia

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Operation Rolling Thunder

Operation Rolling Thunder

https://youtu.be/v1f6eQ92JtE Operation Rolling Thunder was a sustained aerial bombardment campaign conducted by the United States Air Force and Navy against the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam), China and North Korea from March 1965 until November 1968....

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Ranger 8 Hits Moon

Ranger 8 Hits Moon

  In February 1965 the lunar probe Ranger 8 photographed possible landing sites for the Apollo program astronauts before crashing into the moon. Source: Wikipedia

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US Air Base Attacked by Viet Cong

US Air Base Attacked by Viet Cong

In November 1964 Bien Hoa Air Base, used by the Republic of Vietnam Air Force and United States Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marine units, was attacked with mortars by Viet Cong. Four U.S. and two Vietnamese servicemen were killed. Thirty aircraft were destroyed....

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USAF T-39 shot down by a MiG-19

USAF T-39 shot down by a MiG-19

https://youtu.be/d7URLThs53w In January 1964, an unarmed USAF  T-39 Sabreliner on a training mission over Erfurt, East Germany was shot down by a MiG-19 jet fighter of the Soviet Air Force.  All three occupants of the aircraft were...

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Panama Canal Crisis

Panama Canal Crisis

https://youtu.be/ZP43aCZz7Ek In January 1964 armed clashes between United States troops and Panamanian civilians in the Panama Canal Zone resulted in the deaths of 21 civilians and 4 US soldiers. The incident is considered to be a significant factor in the 1977 U.S....

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Battle of Ap Bac 1963

Battle of Ap Bac 1963

Battle of Ap Bac 1963

A Viet Cong battalion inflicted heavy casualties on South Vietnamese government forces and escaped with minor losses.

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JFK Speaks On Vietnam 1962

JFK Speaks On Vietnam 1962

In 1962 the U.S. government maintained secrecy regarding the extent of U.S. military involvement in South Vietnam, As the Viet Cong insurgency expanded, U.S. military personnel flew combat missions and accompanied South Vietnamese soldiers in ground operations to find...

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962 was a cold war confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union, which escalated into an international crisis when American deployments of missiles in Italy and Turkey were matched by deployments of Soviet...

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Cuban Missile Crisis

Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cuban Missile Crisis was a confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union in October 1962. The situation escalated into an international crisis when American missiles in Italy and Turkey were matched by Soviet deployments of similar ballistic...

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