Vietnam War

Timeline created by 12sbowman
In Film
  • Japanese Occupation

    Japanese Occupation
    Japan sweeps away French ruleing in Indochina. In Vietnam, it places Emperor Bao Dai in power, making Vietnam an independent Vietnamese state.
  • Two Vietnams

    Two Vietnams
    Ho Chi Minh makes the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in Hanoi. Vietnam is divided.
  • US Support

    US Support
    Ho Chi Minh sends a letter to President Harry Truman, asking him for support of the United States.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    the truman doctrine is issued promising support from the US for economic and military aid.
  • Operation Chopper

    Operation Chopper
    our first participation in the Vietnam War. the Vietcong gained valuable combat excperience, and would later on use it.
  • Buddhists Protest

    Buddhists Protest
    Buddhists started setting themselves on fire to protest against the Diem government. Diem was then later murdered.
  • Rolling Thunder

    Rolling Thunder
    rolling thunder was a long lasting bombing event and the first air war. they wished to stop North Vietnam from supporting the Vietcong Guerillas in the South.
  • Operation Crimp

    Operation Crimp
    the largest American operation. they sent 8,000 men to capture the Vietcong headquarters for Saigon. we failed to find the headquarters.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    was a series of attacks by the Viet Cong and N. Vietnamese forces. it was considered the turning point of the Vietnam War.
  • My Lai Masscre

    My Lai Masscre
    'search and destroy' mission. over 300 unarmed people, women, children, elderly and civilians killed.
  • Ho Chi Minh

    Ho Chi Minh
    Ho Chi Minh dies in Hanoi.
  • Kent State University

    Kent State University
    Kent State protesters get shot down by the National Guard killing 4 and wounding 9 Kent State students.
  • Wars Over

    Wars Over
    North Vietnam forces take over Saigon, South Vietnam surrenders to North Vietnam ending the war and making the country go under communist control.