3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 13, 2021 3:32 PM by JEFFREY JEWELL

    Seeking records of Task Force South


      In about 1968, there was a comprehensive study of enemy activity within the five southern provinces of II Corps (Tuyen Duc, Ninh Thuan, Lam Dong, Binh Thuan, and Quang Duc). As a result of this study, Task Force South was organized about 1 Jul 1968 to combat the enemy threat within the AO. I am seeking records concerning Task Force South from 1968 to 1970. Thanks

        • Re: Seeking records of Task Force South
          Elliot Schneider Ranger



          Here is some information if not yet known already.


          Arrived Vietnam July 24, 1968
          Departed Vietnam October 3, 1970
          Located at Dalat and Phan Thiet
          Headquarters strength, 40

          The following U.S. Army units served under Taskforce control at one time or another:

          Taskforce Infantry included:

          1st Battalion, 50th Infantry (Mechanized) (Replaced 3rd Battalion 503th Infantry on September 5, 1969.)
          3rd Battalion, 503th Infantry (Airborne)
          3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry (Airmobile)

          Taskforce Reconnaissance included:

          2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry (Armored) (1st Regiment of Dragoons) May 1969
          Company C, 75th Infantry (Ranger)

          Taskforce Artillery included:

          5th Battalion, 22nd Artillery (175 mm)
          5th Battalion, 27th Artillery (105 mm)
          Battery C, 3rd Battalion, 319th Artillery (105 mm)
          Battery D, 2nd Battalion, 320the Artillery (105 mm)






          Record Group 472:

          Records of the U.S. Forces in Southeast Asia, 1950 - 1976Series:

          After Action Reports, 1965 - 1972File Unit:

          Reconnaissance/Task Force South



          ARC Identifier: 102255079

          HMS/MLR Entry Number: UD 42196


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          Container ID: 261
          • Re: Seeking records of Task Force South
            Zachary Dabbs Scout

            Dear Mr. Jewell,


            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


            In addition to the resources identified previously, we searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Tactical Operations Center Daily Journals, 7/1968 - 9/1970, Intelligence Summaries (INTSUMS), 10/1968 - 9/1970, Command Reports, 1969 - 1969, and Situation Reports (SITREPS), 7/1969 - 9/1970 in the Records of the U.S. Forces in Southeast Asia (Record Group 472) that may include records of Task Force South. We also located the series After Action Reports, 1964 - 1971 in Record Group 472 that includes the file unit Report Number 140-69 - Task Force South Comb. Oper. AAR 30 09/ 1969. Plus, we located the series After Action Reports, 3/1/1965 - 8/1/1975 in Records of the Army Staff (Record Group 319) that may include more information regarding Task Force South. For more information about these non-digitized records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at archives2reference@nara.gov.


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            We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!


            • Re: Seeking records of Task Force South
              JEFFREY JEWELL Wayfarer

              Elliot & Zachary,


              Thank you very much for your response.


              I will follow your leads and continue my research. . . . Thanks. . .  Jeff