Operation New York

Operation New York
Part of Vietnam War
Date26 February–3 March 1966
16°23′06″N 107°47′40″E / 16°23′06″N 107°47′40″E / 16.38500; 107.79444
ResultU.S. claims victory
 United StatesFNL Flag.svg Viet Cong
Commanders and leaders
BG Lowell English
LCOL Robert T. Hanifin
2nd Battalion 1st Marines
3rd Battalion 1st Marines
810th Battalion
Casualties and losses
17 killedUS body count: 120 killed
7 captured

Operation New York was a US Marine Corps operation that took place northwest and east of Phu Bai Combat Base, lasting from 26 February to 3 March 1966.


On 26 February the 3rd Marine Division activated Task Unit Hotel, comprising Companies F and G of the 2nd Battalion 1st Marines and Company K of the 3rd Battalion 1st Marines at Phu Bai to support the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) 1st Division which was engaged in 3 simultaneous operations. The Task Unit was assigned to sweep the Pho Lai village complex approximately 7 km northwest of Huế where a 100-strong Viet Cong unit was believed to be operating.[1]

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