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Military history notes three events dubbed Operation Buffalo:


1. The breakout from the Anzio beachhead conducted by U.S. Six Corps on 23 May 1944. Combatants British Empire, United States Germany Commanders John P. Lucas Albert Kesselring Strength 50,000 soldiers 5,000 vehicles 100,000 soldiers Casualties 29,200 combat casualties (4,400 killed, 18,000 wounded, 6,800 prisoners or missing) 27,500 (5,500 killed, 17,500 wounded, and 4,500 prisoners... May 23 is the 143rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (144th in leap years). ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1944 calendar). ...


2. Four open-air nuclear test explosions conducted in late 1956 at the Maralinga test site in South Australia. Over two hundred Commonwealth troops observed the explosions from four and half miles away. Critics charged the planning for these blasts did not take the safety of local aborigines into account. See Operation Brumby. Followed Mosaic, preceded Antler. Maralinga is a small town in the desert of South Australia, famous for nuclear tests that took place there in the 1950s. ... Operation Antler was a series of three open-air nuclear tests conducted by the United Kingdom in September and October, 1957 at Maralinga, Australia. ...

Buffalo Test Blasts
Test Name Date Location Yield
Buffalo 1 27 September 1956 Maralinga 15 kilotons
Buffalo 2 September 1956 Maralinga 15 kilotons
Buffalo 3 September 1956 Maralinga 10 kilotons
Buffalo 4 October 1956 Maralinga 1.5 kilotons

3. An operation conducted by the 9th Marine Regiment of the United States Marine Corpsduring the Vietnam War. It took place in the vicinity of Con Thien during July of 1967 and resulted in 159 Marines killed in action to a loss of 1290 soldiers in the North Vietnamese Army. September 27 is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 9th Marine Regiment was an infantry regiment of the United States Marine Corps. ... The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the U.S. military responsible for providing power projection from the sea,[1] utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces to global crises. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... Con Thien was a United States combat base in South Vietnam at (MGRS 48QYD113703). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... // KIA is a miltiary acronym for the classification Killed In Action. ... knulla din mammaknulla din mammaknulla din mammaknulla din mammaknulla din mammaknulla din mammaknulla din mammaknulla din mammaknulla din mammaknulla din mammaknulla din mammaknulla din mammaknulla din mammaknulla din mammaknulla din mammaknulla din mammaknulla din mammaknulla din mammaknulla din mammaknulla din mammaknulla din mammaknulla din mammaknulla din mammaknulla din mammaknulla din...


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SB: Vietnam Scenarios (8643 words)
The operational strategy was to penetrate enemy territory in stages and in such force that the VC would be obliged to meet the threat in a pitched daylight battle that the Marines, with their superior firepower and support, were sure to win.
After Operation Attleboro in late 1966 proved that massive search and destroy operations could in fact deal telling blows to their elusive enemy, the Army decided to strike hard into the heart of these strongholds and force the Communists once again into the kind of pitched battles they were sure to lose.
Operation Buffalo was conceived to prevent that incursion by shoring up the new line of Marine strong points, particularly at a small fortified hill called Con Thien considered by both sides as crucial to the defense network along the DMZ.
BookOperationBuffalo (538 words)
Within two days,two more Marine Battalions had assumed positions and Operation Buffalo, as the campaign was officially known, ground on for another week.
He, at the time of publication of Operation Buffalo, was researching the Battle of Dong Ha (30 April-16 May 1968).
Operation Buffalo is a good read from cover to cover.  I highly recommend it.
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