How many soldiers died from the La Drang Valley battle?
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Over 300 US dead. The movie (film) "We Were Soldiers...", starring Mel Gibson ONLY show's "his" battalion. A second battalion was landed, and cut to pieces while walking in single file to another LZ. The battle lasted for 3 days for BOTH battalions.
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Answer . None. This was a naval battle involving sailors and marines. The Navy lost 537 men killed in action and 6 died from wounds received in the battle. One sailor was captured by the Japanese and died as a POW and 11 were released from service due to their injuries. In addition, 19 Marin…es died in action and 2 died of wounds. (MORE)
Answer . The Battle of Điện Biên Phủ (Chiến dịch Điện Biên Phủ) was the final battle in the First Indochina War between France and Vietnamese revolutionary forces called the Viet Minh ( short for Viet Nam Doc Lap Dong Minh Hoi or the League for the Independence of Vietnam). These… forces were part of what is referred to as the People's Army of Vietnam. The battle occurred between March and May, 1954, and ended in a massive French defeat that effectively ended the war.\n. \nThe result of a series of blunders in the French decision making process was that the French undertook to create an air-supplied base, at Điện Biên Phủ, deep in the hills of Vietnam. The purpose was to cut off Viet Minh supply lines into Laos. Instead, the Viet Minh, under general Võ Nguyên Giáp, were able to surround and besiege the French who were ignorant of the Viet Minh's possession of heavy artilleries and their ability to hoist those weapons on the mountain crests overlooking the French ecampment. Tenacious fighting on the ground ensued, including the use of trench warfare by the Viet Minh. The Viet Minh occupied the highlands around Điện Biên Phủ, and were able to fire down accurately onto French positions. The French repeatedly repulsed Viet Minh assaults on their positions, occasionally air-dropping reinforcements in. Ultimately, however, the Viet Minh were able to overrun the base and force the French to surrender.\n. \nFollowing the battle, the war ended with the 1954 Geneva accords. The accords partitioned the country in two; however, the interbellum peace that followed was short lived. Fighting resumed in 1957 with the Vietnam War (Second Indochina War).\n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \n. \nThe Battle of Ia Drang was the first major battle of the Vietnam War between the United States Army and the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN). The two-part battle took place between November 14 and November 18, 1965, at two landing zones (LZ's) northwest of Plei Me in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam. Representing the American forces were elements of the 1st Battalion/7th Cavalry, the 2nd Battalion/7th Cavalry, and the 1st Battalion/5th Cavalry of the United States Army. The communist forces included the 33rd, 66th, and 320th Regiments of the North Vietnamese Army, as well Viet Cong of the H15 Battalion.\n. \nThe battle derives its name from the Ia Drang River which runs through the valley northwest of Plei Me, in which the engagement took place. It was the subject of the critically-acclaimed book We Were Soldiers Once...And Young by Harold (Hal) Moore and Joseph Galloway, which serves as the primary source from which this article is composed. In 2001, Randall Wallace depicted the first part of the battle in the film We Were Soldiers starring Mel Gibson. (MORE)
Answer . The Revolutionary War - 1775 to 1783 . The small Continental army with the help of a rag-tag group of guerrilla fighters, which included Native American Indians and French forces, fought for 8 bloody years against the forces of His Majesty King George III of Great Britain, at that time pr…obably the most powerful nation on earth, in order to win the freedom to govern themselves as they saw fit. The fledgling colonies lost nearly 5000 men in that conflict. . The War of 1812 - 1812 to 1815 . A bloody little sequel to the Revolutionary War, once again against His Majesty George III's forces. The U.S. lost over 2000 men in this conflict. . The Mexican War - 1846 to 1848 . This war was fought against neighbors to the south and their then masters, the kingdom of Spain. In two bloody years the U.S. lost over 13,000 men in battle. . The American Civil War (War Between the States) - 1861 to 1865 . The Confederate States of America (southern secession states) and the Union (northern states) locked in deadly conflict for nearly five years over complicated legal and moral disagreements. The toll of this war was nearly 700,000 men. The bloodiest conflict in the history of America. . The Spanish-American War - 1898 . A little tiff against Spain once again. The U.S. lost over 2000 men. . World War I - 1917 to 1918 (U.S. involvement) . The world's first truly global conflict. The U.S. entered this war to assist their allies, the United Kingdom and others, in securing the future of Europe. While the U.S. was only involved for the last year or so of the conflict, it suffered over 116,000 men lost. . World War II - 1941 to 1945 (U.S. involvement) . The most catastrophic event in the history of mankind. This war was a defining moment in the entire history of the human race. The U.S. fought in numerous entirely different and geographically distant theaters of operation: Europe, the Far East, the Near East, Africa, the South Pacific, the North Atlantic, the northern Pacific, etc. With over 16 million men in service to the U.S. in this war, there were over 400,000 men lost. . The Korean Conflict - 1950 to 1953 . The U.S. and its allies attempt to prevent the communist North Korean forces, eventually aided by Red China, from conquering and subverting the peoples of the South Korea. This bloody, hard-fought "police action" cost the U.S. over 36,000 men lost. . The Vietnam Conflict - 1964 to 1973 (not counting technical assistance to the French prior to actually entering the conflict) . Another politically complicated conflict that initially involved the U.S. in an advisory role to their ally the French, who were attempting to maintain control of their colonies in Vietnam against the communist forces of North Vietnam. Eventually, the U.S. actually became involved in the conflict through treaty obligations with the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam). This terribly bloody anti-insurgent conflict lasted 9 horrible years and cost the U.S. nearly 60,000 men and women. . The Gulf War - 1990 to 1991 . The U.S. and its allies forcefully and rapidly come to the aid of the country of Kuwait after it was invaded by the forces of Iraq under the leadership of Saddam Hussein. Following through on United Nations' mandates, the U.S. and its allies decimate the forces of Iraq and successfully liberate Kuwait. The U.S. lost 382 men in this conflict. . The Iraq War - 2003 to present . This conflict is so current right now, and with all the political complications and questions, suffice to say that so far the U.S. has lost over 2000 men in this war. . Add up all those men and women who've died in these wars and conflicts over the last 231 years along with the covert and overt operations such as; Grenada, Panama, Mogadishu, and the Balkans you end up with a tally of nearly 1,346,000+ men and women who've given their lives to protect the freedoms and interests of United States of America. (MORE)
Battle of Britain - casualties . The reference to 'soldiers' in the question suggests that this was a land battle. However, the Battle of Britain (July-October, 1940) was fought entirely in the skies over southern England. The German Luftwaffe (air force) tried to secure air superiority for the p…lanned invasion. The main target was the RAF air bases in England. By mid September 1940 the attempt to destroy the RAF had failed and a new battle - the 'Blitz' - had begun. (It's standard practice to draw a distinction between the two).\n. \nIn the Battle of Britain the actual number of airmen involved was very small. The RAF lost 498 men dead. \n. \nFrom 7 September 1940 onwards the Luftwaffe deliberately targeted the civilian population and the number of dead (mainly civilians) rose very sharply.\n. \n. \nJoncey (MORE)
On the Union side were killed 2,108 soldiers. On the Confederate side were killed 2,700 soldiers.
Capture Attempt . The Battle of La Drang was fought on an attempt to capture a communist general, though it turned unsuccessful and the tide was turned.
No one actually died in the battle and no one got seriously injured. But, on april 14th when Major Anderson wanted to have a 100-gun salute before the American flag was taken down, a spark fell into a supply of gunpowder and expolded. Private Daniel Hough was seriously injured and died.
51,112 casualties (23,049 Union and 28,063 Confederate) - that includes dead, wounded, and missing. Actual dead is believed to be around 7000.
At the Battle of Antietem (also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg), fought on September 17, 1862 near Sharpsburg, Maryland, 1,546 Confederate soldiers were killed, 7,752 were wounded, and 1,018 were captured or missing. On the Union side, 2,108 were killed, 9,540 were wounded, and 753 were captured …or missing. (MORE)
The La Drang valley battle demonstrated to the North Vietnam Army (with the advantage of high ground) that they should not attack US troops in even unprepared positions if US air support, artillery, and reinforcements were available.
In the Battle Of Chickamauga (September 1863), there were a totalof 34,624 casualties. (3969 killed, 24430 wounded, 6225 missing or captured) The Union had about 1657 killed and 9756 wounded. The Confederate forces had about 2312 killed and 14674. So despite the battle's classification as a Souther…n victory, theConfederates had 50% higher casualties. They did take more than4000 Union prisoners, but their numerical inferior forces could notsustain such manpower losses. (MORE)
"Casualties" refers to all losses suffered by the armed forces. Total Allied casualties on D-Day are estimated at 10,000, including 2500 dead. The total German casualties on D-Day are not known, but are estimated as being between 4000 and 9000 men.
In 1965, the US Army wanted to try out a new infantry concept; "Airmobile Divisions". Prior to "Airmobile Divisions" (Helicopters carrying infantry), the US Army only had Paratroopers (Airborne Divisions created in WWII), and regular Infantry Divisions (whom we referred to as "straight legs"-because… they were straight infantry, no vehicles, no helicopters, no parachutes, just boot leather!). The US Army would also be experimenting with Mechanized Infantry, equipped with the M-113 APC/ACAV (Armored Personnel Carrier/Armored Cavalry Assault Vehicle).. In 1965 the US Army equipped two battalions of the newly re-formed 1st AIR CAVALRY DIVISION, and armed them with the brand new experimental M-16 rifle (at this time US Infantrymen were armed with the M-14 rifle). The men themselves came directly from the United States and into the Rebublic of South Vietnam. The new outfit, armed with new rifles, riding in new helicopters, headed out towards the Ia Drang valley and landed very close to a large enemy base; which turned out to be regular NVA troops, and not the local VC (Viet Cong).. The battle lasted 3 days. The first battalion, depicted in the film, "We Were Soldiers Once..." suffered nearly one hundred KIA's. The second battalion, which is NOT depicted in the movie, suffered over two hundred KIA's. (MORE)
It was the first time American soldiers battled the the North Vietnamese soldiers in a large battle . The use of the airborne (helicopters) were also tested . Ia Drang cost the Americans a heavy toll along with the enemy giving way to war of atrrition , and "body counts" that gauged a units sucess .… Both sides claimed a victory . (MORE)
What happened at the battle of ia drang was that general hal Moore and other U.S. soldiers went to the ia drang valley to attack north vietnames soliers.
The Battle of Ia Drang was fought from November 14 to November 18,1965 between the United States and North Vietnam. The result of thebattle was inconclusive, with both sides claiming victory.
Record keeping was the least of the problems the Confederate Army faced in the Civil War. As such, the best estimates of total casualties range from 41,000 to 52,000. Union casualties were 23,055 (3,155 killed, 14,531 wounded, 5,369 captured or missing) . Confederate casualties are less preci…se. Many authors have referred to as many as 28,000 Confederate casualties, and Busey and Martin's more recent 2005 work, Regimental Strengths and Losses at Gettysburg , documents 23,231 (4,708 killed, 12,693 wounded, 5,830 captured or missing). Nearly a third of Confederate General Robert E. Lee's officers were killed, wounded, or captured. The casualties for both sides during the entire campaign were 57,225. (MORE)
There were 6,000 Confederate deaths and 10, 180 Union deaths at the Battle of Appomattox Courthouse.
The number of Confederate soldiers that were killed at the Battle of Fredericksburg is 608. Another 653 were declared missing or captured.
It is believed that Confederates suffered huge casualty count atGettysburg. The number of dead is estimated to be between2600-4500. Total casualties were around 28000.
Unlike WWI, WWII, Korea, when allied forces were ADVANCING (taking ground); Vietnam was fought by "attrition"...taking body counts; then leaving the area; returning again if more bodies could be attained. Unlike those previous wars, in Vietnam the same ground could have battles fought on it over and… over again; because, as mentioned before, victory was measured with the "body count" not by territory seized.. What led to the battle of Ia Drang was the Army's need to test it's new concept in military warfare: Air Mobility. To test this new idea, the helicopter would be the prime subject. The army already had paratroopers, they had been tested and proven in combat during WWII; creating the US Army Airborne Divisions (that never existed prior to WWII). Now, the US Army intended upon imploying AIRMOBILE Divisions, borne by choppers not parachutes! In addition to this experiment, the US Army was going to mass test it's new "jungle rifle", the rapid firing fully automatic capable M-16 Assault Rifle. Then they needed an adversary; they found one in the Ia Drang Valley. (MORE)
The overview of the Battle was the first experimental use of the US Army's new "Airmobile Divisions" in combat, in 1965 (equated to the US Army's new "Airborne" Divisions during WW2); secondly, it was the first large scale conventional battle between US Army regulars and NVA regulars; third: althoug…h the GI's were still wearing stateside (peace time) army uniforms during the battle (standard fatigues and black leather boots-instead of rip stop jungle fatigues and green canvas spike resistent jungle boots), they did turn in their standard issue M-14 rifle prior to departure from the United States and were issued the new experimental M-16 assault rifle...which was used by the infantrymen during the battle.. Note: The film (movie) titled "We Were Soldiers..." starring actor Mel Gibson shows only one half of the fight (one US Army battalion). The actual battle had approximately 300 GI's killed during the 3 days of fighting...involving TWO US Army battalions. (MORE)
On the Allied side there were : 508,800 dead, wounded, missing, or captured. On the side of the Central Powers there were: 348,300 dead, wounded, missing, or captured.
About one third of the British troops were killed but the patriots ran out of ammo.
About 70,000 died during the Battle of the Bulge. 20,000 wereallied deaths and about 50,000 were German deaths.
It is generally agreed that over 3,000 Confederate soldiers died orwere wounded during the Battle of Vicksburg in May to July of 1863,with under 1,000 killed and just over 2,000 wounded. The totalConfederate losses for the battle should include the more than29,000 soldiers who surrendered at its con…clusion, although many ofthese would be paroled and continue the fight in later campaigns. (MORE)
Mankinds first deployment of "helicopter borne" infantrymen into conventional battle against a determined foe on a massive scale. After which the US Army's "Airmobile Divisions" were firmly established. Note: WWII created the US Army's "Airborne Divisions." (Paratroopers).
French Casualties - around 25, 000 killed or wounded and 7,000 captured British and Aliies- around 15, 000 killed or wounded Prussian - around 7,000 killed or wounded Total Casualties - around 47,000 During Napoleonic battles roughly 1 out of 4 casualties were killed or died of wounds so…on after so- 47,000 divided by 4 computes to 11750. So the answer to your question is roughly under 12000 French, British, Allied and Prussian soldiers were killed or died of wounds at the Battle of Waterloo. Please see John Etling's "Swords Around A Throne" for further reading. (MORE)
The US Army's experimental "Airmobile" Division was deployed to the Ia Drang to destroy communist units in that region. NVA regular units were stationed there, and two battalions of US Army regulars engaged them for 3 days.
in the union, 261 ppl killed, 108 injured, they also had 1 frigate sunk, one sloop-of-war sunk and one frigate damaged. the confederacy had 7 killed and 17 ppl injured. they also had one ironclad damaged. PS i know this cause i had a research paper to do of the battle of Hampton roads. ;)
Around 1.9 Million People died during the Battle of Stalingrad. 650,000 being Axis Casualties and 1.25 Million being Soviet Troops.
Your going to have read the book on that battle; because as usual the MOVIE had it half-a--ed wrong. TWO battalions lost 300 dead GIs in 3 days of fighting. The film only showed one battalion with less than half those losses. Which is a discredit to the US fighting men that died in those 3 days. May…be LTC Moore didn't plan the film to be that way, but that's the way it reached the audience. Read the book: We Were Soldiers Once...And Young! By LTC Hal Moore. (MORE)
South Vietnamese troops did not participate in the battle. . There were an estimated 1000 NVA(North Vietnamese Army) casualties in the Battle of the Ia Drang ; see related link to additional information .
48734 died, and 3 deserted, including George Washington's nephew, whom he later shot by firing squad.
The official death count was 500 British soldiers. The rest surrendered. 6,000 British soldiers entered the battle.
At the Battle of Antietem (also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg),fought on September 17, 1862 near Sharpsburg, Maryland, of 38,000Confederate soldiers fighting, 1,546 were killed, 7,752 werewounded, and 1,018 were captured or missing. On the Union side, of75,500 soldiers fighting, 2,108 were kille…d, 9,540 were wounded,and 753 were captured or missing. This proved to be the bloodiest battle in US history. Troopstrengths on each side cannot be exact. Many sources say the Northhad 70,000 troops and the South had 39,000. (MORE)
The new experimental "air cavalry" was looking for a fight; the NVA accepted the challenge.
40 Union soldiers died at the Battle of Fort Henry. NEW RESPONDENT The Union casualties in the battle of Fort Henry were: 7 dead, 27 wounded and 5 missing.
According to Herodotus, Greek casualties at the Battle of Marathon were light. Only 192 Athenian hoplites and 11 Plataean hoplites died, while thousands of the invading Persians were killed.
The Battle of Antietam, Sept 17, 1862. The Confederates lost 13 724 men, of which 2 700 killed. The Federals lost 12 140, of which 2 108 killed.
A US battalion averaged about 600 men per battalion (up 900, but less than a 1,000 for mechanized infantry battalions). Two US infantry battalions were in the fight (Air Cavalry is infantry). Over 300 US infantrymen were KIA; so roughly 900 plus men survived (counting WIAs).
Battle of Ia Drang (GIs pronounced it as "I Drang"). The US Army's first clash with the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) on a large scale; US Army victory.
The Battle of France lasted 1 month, from may to June 1940 Actually, the military casualties were not important compared to the forces in presence (3 500 000 men on each side) Concerning only the french troops about 100 000 killed 123 000 wounded and 2 000 000 were made prisonners To …those you must add the British, Belgian, polish and Dutch for total of about 20 000 killed. Without forgetting the 50 000 Germans soldiers who died during the invasion of France. And of course, you must add the civilian casualties (estimated to 100 000 french) (MORE)
6821 Americans died, but none of them were soldiers. Soldiers belong to the Army, and it was the US Marines who took Iwo Jima. So all the casualties were Marines, or medics serving with the Marines, who are US Navy Corpsmen. There were also 19,217 US wounded.
In total, there was 148,000 Military deaths. 75,000 Allied and73,000 German Soldiers died in the Battle of Berlin during WorldWar 2.
The Confederates had about 2000 in killed and wounded. The Union's casualties were 387 killed, 2,562 wounded.
Resulted in the permanent establishment of US Army Airmobile Divisions. Ia Drang was the US Army's first official Airmobile Division battle .
Well, you are going to hear an awful lot of stories and theories; fighting to preserve the Republic of South Vietnam, fighting for the old red white and blue, and of course fighting for freedom. And of course trying to destroy the enemy, always have to "destroy that enemy." The truth of the matter w…as the US Army was experimenting with a new type of war machine (plus a NEW rifle, the M16!) and a new type of organizational unit an Air Cavalry Division. That new machine was the UH-1 Iroquois helicopter (that most civilians love to call the HUEY which was simply a dragged out breath of UuHh which sounded like "Huey.") and that new organizational unit was "helicopter borne infantrymen" which, after the Ia Drang, became "Air Cavalry Divisions" or in this particular case the "1st Air Cavalry Division" since they were the men that fought at the Ia Drang in '65. So we got 3 new things outa the Ia Drang: 1. The M16 worked out OK 2. The UH-1 worked out OK 3. The Air Cav Divisions worked out OK And of the course the NVA learned a lot about fighting the regular US Army too. This was their first major fight with US Regulars. (MORE)
It was to be the first major battle between the NVA and the US, and it was also to test the strategy of using Air Cavalry or simply troops leaping out of choppers onto the Landing Zone. The test was successful and it was a major victory for the US and the Air Cavalry was used the rest of the war.
1,500 Hessian soldiers fell asleep after a feast and the Americans came over right at that time and surrounded them and kept them as prisoners