Dien Bien Phu, FRENCH INDOCHINA, 28 March
1954: By March 27th, General DeCastries
faced a major problem: how to deal with the Viet Minh AA-guns
that were seriously hampering his efforts at air resupply for
the garrison. He decided that the next day he would send a large
strike out to the west of the garrison’s position, tasked
to capture a nest of AA batteries near the villages of Bang Ong
Pet, and Ban Ban. The man he chose for the job was the most respected
leader in the French garrison: Major Marcel Bigeard, affectionately
known by a nick-name earned during his days in the resistance:
Bruno. Behind a powerful barrage and ample air support the French
attack came in. The 6th BPC (Colonial Parachute Battalion) struck
Bang Ong Pet while the 8th BPC struck Ban Ban. The 8th achieved
its objectives quickly, but the 6th was pinned down by stiff resistance.
Three Chaffee tanks came up to reinforce the latter French assault
and Viet Minh resistance soon gave way. When it was over the French
were astounded at their success. Not only had they captured five
20mm AA-guns, twelve 12.7 AA MGs, and killed some 350 of the enemy,
but they had done it against the elite 308th division, viewed
by both armies to be the best unit the Viet Minh possessed.
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