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Cold War Files: All Units: Events: Fall of Da Nang

March 30, 1975
Fall of Da Nang

NVA forces move into South Vietnam in force, and on March 19, Quang Tri City falls to the NVA. On March 24, Tam Ky is over-run by NVA forces, and on March 25, Hue falls without resistance after a three day siege. South Vietnamese troops now break and run from other threatened areas. Millions of refugees flee south. On March 26, Chu Lai is evacuated, and on March 28 NVA forces begin to shell Da Nang.
March 30, Da Nang falls as 100,000 South Vietnamese soldiers surrender after being abandoned by their commanding officers.

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