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41.1st MAW ComdC, Sep65, p. 2-4.

42. Ibid., p. 3-10.

43. McCutcheon,''Marine Aviation," pp. 129-30.

44. Ibid., p.l30.

45. Walt Comments.

46. MajGen Keith B. McCutcheon, Comments on Cahill and Shulimson draft MS, "USMC Opns RVN, Jan-Jun65," dtd 24Apr68 (Vietnam Comment File).

 

PART V

OTHER MARINE ACTIVITIES

Chapter 13

The SLF of the Seventh Fleet

Unless otherwise noted the material in this chapter is derived from: MACV ComdHist, 1965; FMFPac, III MAF Ops Mar-Sep65; FMFPac, III MAF Ops, Oct-Dec65; FMFPac, ComdC, Mar-Dec65; ComPhibFor, U. S. Seventh Fit, "History of Amphibious Opns in South Vietnam, Mar65-Dec66," n.d.; SLF (TG 78.5) ComdC, 19Jun-10Oct65; SLF (TG 78.5/79.5) ComdC, 110ct-31Dec65; HQMC MsgFile; Shulimson, "U.S. Marines in Vietnam, pt l"; Shulimson, "Marines in Vietnam, pt 2"; Cahill and Shulimson, "USMC Ops RVN, Jan-Jun65"; Shulimson, "USMC Opns RVN, Jul-Dec65"; LtCol Ralph F. Moody and Benis M. Frank, "SLF Operations in Vietnam," MS (Hist&MusDiv, HQMC).

Disbandment of the SLF

Additional sources for this section are: BLT 2/9 ComdD, 23Dec64-7Mar65; BLT 2/9ComdD, Mar-Apr65.

1. CGFMFPac, Trip Summary, Visit to West Pac, 14-21 May 1965, n.d., p. 17.

A New Mission

An additional source for this section is CinCPacFlt/ComUSMACV Agreement of 14Mar65, Subj: Anti-Sea Infiltration Operations, end 2, FMFPac, Provisions of Close Air Support for Seventh Fleet Operations, Operation DECKHOUSE III in Support of ComUSMACV in RVN, dtd 19Aug66, hereafter CinCPacFlt/ComUSMACV Mar Agreement.

2. Amphibious Opns on RVN Coastline and Adjacent Islands, AnxB, CinCPacFlt/ComUSMACV Mar Agreement.

3. MACV-J3 Itr to CinCPac, dtd [14May65], Subj: Transmittal of Agreement (CinCPacFlt/ComUSMACV Mar Agreement).

4. CGFMFPac, Trip Summary, Visit to West Pac, 14-21 May 1965, n.d., p. 13.

5. CinCPac msg to PacFIt, dtd 27Jun65 (GP-5 DAGGER THRUST, Flag Plot File).

6. CGFMFPac msg to CGIIIMAF, dtd 12Jun65 (HQMC MsgFile).

The Reestablishment of the SLF

The general source for this section is SLF (TG 78.5) ComdC, 19Jun-10Oct65.

Command and Control Changes

7. As quoted in CGFMFPac msg to AdminO 3d MarDiv, dtd 13Jun65 (HQMC Msg File).

8. Ibid.

9. Ibid.

10. Ibid.

11. SLF (TG 78.5) ComdC, 19Jun-10Oct65, p. 5.

12. CTF 79 msg to CGFMFPac, dtd 23Aug65 (HQMC Msg File).

13. LtGen Lewis J. Fields, Comments on draft MS, dtd 210ct76 (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Field Comments.

14. CTF 79 msg to ComSeventhFIt, dtd HSep65 (HQMC Msg File).

15. Quoted in CGFMFPac msg to CTF 79, dtd 15Sep65.

16. Ibid.

17. Ibid.

18. Quoted in CTF 79 msg to CGFMFPac, dtd 14Sep65 (HQMC Msg File).

19. MCCC, Items of Significant Interest, dtd 14Sep65.

The First DAGGER THRUST Raids

20. O'Donnell and Staff Comments.

21. Col Robert T. Hanifin, Comments on Shulimson draft MS, "USMC Opns RVN, Jul-Dec65," dtd 1Jun71 (Vietnam Comment File).

22. CTF 78.5, Post Opns Report for DAGGER THRUST Targets 2, 4, and 11, dtd 50ct65, encl 9, SLF (TG 78.5) ComdC, 19Jun-10Oct65.

23. FMFPac, III MAF Ops, Nov65, p. 7.

Further Changes in the SLF

24. FMFPac msg to CMC, Sit Rep No. 201, dtd 170ct65 (HQMC Msg Pile).

25. Field Comments.

The Saigon Conference

26. As quoted in CGFMFPac msg to CMC, dtd 29Jul65 (HQMC Msg File).

27. CinCPacFlt msg to CGFMFPac and ComPhibPac, dtd 20Oct65 (CinCPacFlt Briefer's File, OAB, NHD).

28. ComUSMACV msg to CinCPacFlt, dtd 8Oct65 in Ibid.

29. CinCPacFlt msg, 20Oct65, op.cit.

30. CTF 115 msg to CinCPacFlt, dtd 28Oct65 (CinCPacFlt Briefer's File OAB,NHD).

The Second Series of DAGGER THRUST Raids

31. ComSeventhFIt msg to CTF 79, dtd 24Nov65 (GP-5 DAGGER THRUST, Flag Plot File).

32. Adm Roy L. Johnson, Comments on draft MS, dtd 12Aug77 (Vietnam Comment File).

 

 

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