Vietnam War map: Corps to corps (1968)

Original publication: Newsweek Date: January 1, 1968
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Vietnam War map

I Corps

Also known as “Eye Corps,” this encompasses the five northernmost provinces in South Vietnam, along with two major cities — Hue and Da Nang.

II Corps

The Central Highlands area in South Vietnam, consisting of 12 provinces, and the largest of the four corps in size.

III Corps

The densely-populated area between Saigon and the Highlands, with 90% of its industry, 7 million people (38% of the population) and the capital city.

IV Corps

The 16 southern provinces in the Mekong River Delta area, including the rich “rice bowl.”

Men and weapons in South Vietnam

US / Allied / South Viet / VC-NVA

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U.S. FORCES:
3rd Marine Division
1st Marine Division
1st Marine Air Wing
36th Tactical Fighter Wing America! Division
3rd Brigade of 4th Infantry Division
196th and 198th Light Infantry Brigades
11th Infantry Brigade
3rd Brigade of 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) also attached

SOUTH VIETNAM FORCES:
1st Division
51st Regiment
2nd Division

U.S. ALLIES:
ROK 2nd Marine Brigade

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ENEMY FORCES:
NVA 324th B Division
NVA 325th Division
Elements of NVA 341st Division
NVA 368th B Regiment
Two Rocket Artillery Battalions
NVA 2nd Division
NVA 3rd Division
NVA 3rd Division
NVA 1st Division
NVA 5th Division
VC 5th Division
VC 9th Division
VC 7th Division
Five VC Main-Force Battalions
Six VC Main-Force Battalions

U.S. FORCES:
Elements of 9th Infantry Division
Delta Helicopter Aviation Battalion
ISE Headquarters for Navy River Corps Patrol Boats, Seal Teams, Junk Forces; Army Special Forces

VIETNAM FORCES:
7th Division
9th Division
21st Division

U.S. FORCES:
1st Brigade of 4th Infantry Division
Elements of 2nd Brigade 4th Infantry Division
Elements of 173rd Airborne Brigade
Elements of 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile)
2nd Brigade of 4th Infantry Division
Elements of 25th Infantry Division
Elements of 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile)
1st Tactical Fighter Wing
1st Field Force Headquarters
5th Special Forces Group Headquarters
Army Engineer Command
12th Tactical Fighter Wing
483rd Troop Carrier Wing
35th Tactical Fighter Wing
Elements of 101st Airborne Division

SOUTH VIETNAM FORCES:
22nd Division
23rd Division

U.S. ALLIES:
ROK Capital Division
ROK White Horse Division
Royal Australian Air Force Squadron

U.S. FORCES:
1st Infantry Division
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
3rd Tactical Fighter Wing
1st Brigade of 101st Airborne Division
199th Light Infantry Brigade
Elements of 9th Infantry Division
25th Infantry Division

SOUTH VIETNAM FORCES:
5th Division
18th Division
25th Division

U.S. ALLIES:
Royal Thai Queen’s Cobra Regiment
Republic of Philippines Contingent
2nd and 7th Battalions of Royal Australian Regiment, 1st Australian Task Force
New Zealand Artillery Battery


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Source publication: Newsweek

Publication date: January 1, 1968


7 Comments

  1. Terry Christian

    Where is “MAC-V’?

    • Robert Bailey

      All over. It was the Military Assistance Command- Vietnam and I think reported to USARV US Army Republic Vietnam.

      • John Gill

        Correct except MACV was the higher command. USARV was United States Army- Republic of Vietnam. General Westmoreland was stationed at USARV headquarters at Tan Son Nhut and in early 1967 moved to Long Bien about 20 miles up highway 1 to the north. I was stationed with USARV when we made the move. We transported the prisoners our forces captured from the field to the POW camps where MACV took over responsibility in an advisory capacity to see that the Geneva Convention agreement relating to prisoner treatment was adhered to by the South Vietnamese who had control of the camp. That war was a waste and the Gulf of Tonkin incident, which actually did happen, was very questionable because technically the capture was in international waters. This supposedly was the reason for the U.S. entering the war. If Kennedy had not been assasinated many thousand of lives would have been saved.

  2. The 5th Infantry Division is not identified on the I Corps Area. We were there in 1968.

  3. Jim Szarek

    Not listed is the 1st Signal Brigade which was in many VN locations during the duration. I was radio teletype 1st Signal Brigade, Company A, 52nd Signal Battion in Can Tho and on the Island of Phu Quoc (which was under dispute between Cambodia and South Vietnam of who owned it) ’68 – ’69.

  4. Ken Delfino

    I just want to add that the U.S. Navy also had a river patrol boat unit (TF-116) in I Corps in 1967-1970. Reference: http://www.tf116.org
    There was also at least one SEAL team from which members rescued LCOL Iceal Hambleton (Bat-21 story) in 1972. Two Medals of Honor earned by SEALs on I Corps missions.

  5. Don Johnson

    Where can I get (purchase) a 1968 Vietnam war map with corps listed like above?

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