Vietnam War map - Newsweek - Corps to corps (1968)

Vietnam War map: Corps to corps (1968)

Vietnam War map - Newsweek - Corps to corps (1968)

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.”

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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

1st Division
51st Regiment
2nd Division

ROK 2nd Marine Brigade

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

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

7th Division
9th Division
21st Division

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

22nd Division
23rd Division

ROK Capital Division
ROK White Horse Division
Royal Australian Air Force Squadron

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

5th Division
18th Division
25th Division

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

Source publication date: January 1, 1968

Categories: 1960s, Drawings & illustrations, War

      1. 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. In 1961 My dad was with the United States AIR FORCE and stationed at Yokota Air Base Photo Intelligence and he was assigned to MAC-13 in Thailand behind the Green Door. His mission was TOP SECRET at the time and I only know about this because the war is over and 20 years have passed.
        He looked at photos that were taken by the U-2 and he and his workers found that there was a MIG-17 sitting in the jungle under so called cover but the runway was in plan sight. This is before we entered the war on the ground. A photo was sent to Kennedy, the United Nation, Ho Chi MIn and he said that it was there to protect the people from the aggressive Americans who want to take over the country.
        Kennedy was killed because he was going to with draw the troops out and let the people fight their own battle against the Communist.

  1. 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.

  2. 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:
    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.

  3. How could a person who rotated out of a tour in 1967, be involved during the Tet of 1968? Can’t figure this out as my husband said his 1st tour was 1966-67, but he also fought during Tet. During the first part of that tour (66-67) he was a door gunner on Westmoreland’s chopper–wherever that was.

  4. Thanks for sharing this wonderful pictorial, and facts about Vietnam. I was stationed in the 19th Combat Engineers during 1966 to 1967. I am now retired, and a resident at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, Illinois.

  5. How can you forget the Vietnamese Ranger Groups? I was Senior Advisor to the 33rd and 34th Ranger 1971. I spent 7 months on the Cambodian border. We had very little American support, mostly C-47 gunships at night and ARVN helocopters and VNAF airstrikes during the day. Oh yes we had 4 consective nights of B-52 strikes in October 71. The strikes were just across the border

  6. For people who want to get maps of an area like Nam it’s here:HEADQUARTERS AERONAUTICAL CHART SERVICE, Army Air Forces, Washington, D.C. I have maps that date back to 1897 which includes the RailRoad routes in the US.
    You might have to pay a fee but it’s worth it. Thanks to my dad I have a great collection of Maps all over the world.

  7. I was in an infantry squad that did what ever they had for us that day. I was sent on a mission to deliver ammo, food, and med supplies to a base that was under attack. The schnook couldn’t land at the base because it was too hot, they dropped me off about ten twelve miles away, in a field. I was there about 8 to ten Hours, the base was surrounded by water on two or three sides. The base was in the delta somewhere around My Tho. Does anyone know the name of the base?

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