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The following links are to the Naval Historical Center publication "By Sea, Air, and Land, an Illustrated History of the U.S. Navy and the War in Southeast Asia." 

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Table of Contents

Dedication, Foreword

Chapter 1: The Early Years, 1950 - 1959

-Passage to Freedom
-Development of the Vietnamese Navy

Chapter 2: The Era of Growing Conflict, 1959 - 1965

-The Crises in Laos
-U.S. Naval Advisors and the Vietnamese Navy
-U.S. Navy Direct Support
-Expanding Operations into North Vietnam and Laos
-Gulf of Tonkin Incidents
-The Conflict in Transition

Chapter 3: The Years of Combat, 1965 - 1968 (140K)

-The Naval Command in Southeast Asia
-The Carrier Force
-Rolling Thunder
-Amphibious Landings in South Vietnam
-Bombardment from the Sea
-Coastal Interdiction
-The Naval Command in South Vietnam
-River Patrol
-Riverine Assault Force
-The Naval Advisory Effort
-Civic Action
-The Navy's Logistic Support of the War
-Naval Support Activities

Chapter 4: Winding Down the War, 1968 - 1973 (60K)

-The SEALORDS Campaign
-Allied Navies on the Offensive
-Vietnamization of Naval Operations
-Task Force 77 Operations
-Allied Surface Warfare
-Vietnamization Completed
-Countering the Easter Offensive
-Withdrawal from the War

Chapter 5: The Final Curtain, 1973 - 1975

-Naval Evacuation of I and II Corps
-Eagle Pull
-The Fall of South Vietnam


bulletU.S. Navy Medal of Honor Recipients
bulletSecretaries of the Navy and Key Naval Officers
bulletCarrier Deployments to Southeast Asia
bulletNavy Aircraft Codes, 1964 - 1975
bulletEnemy Aircraft Shot Down by Naval Aviators in Southeast Asia
bulletGlossary of terms
bulletSelect Bibliography

Charts (use your browser's"back" key to return to this menu)

bulletSoutheast Asia
bulletThe Coast of North Vietnam
bulletIndo China
bulletRolling Thunder Route Packages
bulletSouth Vietnam
bulletThe Mekong Delta
bulletThe SEALORDS Operational Theater


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