H-43 USAF units PACAF
Kaman HH-43 Huskie units in the PACAF Region 1963 - 1975
A survey, compiled by Johan Ragay, based on USAF documents filed in the AFHRA, Maxwell AFB, AL
The following overview is devided into blocks representing the different organization structures over the years 1963 thru 1975.
For each period a separation is made for those organizations based in South Vietnam or Thailand (SEA ; blocks with green bar) ,
and for those based elsewhere in the PACAF region (blocks with grey bar)
|1. First Period :||JUN 1963 - 01 JUL 1965|
|2. Second Period :||01 JUL 1965 - 08 JAN 1966 activation of 38 ARS|
|3. Third Period :||08 JAN 1966 - 08 FEB 1969 activation of 3 ARRG|
|4. Fourth Period :||08 FEB 1969 - 01 JUL 1971 activation of 41 ARRW|
5. Fifth Period SEA :
01 JUL 1971 - 20 AUG 1972 de-activation of 38 ARRS
01 JUL 1971 - 1974
|6. Sixth Period :||20 AUG 1972 - 1975 de-activation of 3 ARRG|
Kaman H-43 Huskie serials PACAF
For an overview of all PACAF assigned HH-43 , click here
The individual aircraft histories presented in this SEA Unit Review were gained from the USAF Individual Aircraft History
Records, which can be found in the Air Force History Research Agency (AFHRA) at Maxwell AFB, AL.
In most cases mutations from one unit to the other were administrated correctly, but sometimes there are gabs and sometimes
other sources (documents found in the AFHRA files) gave different reassignment dates.
The research into these individual aircraft records and the arrangement into tables and reviews was done by Johan Ragay.
I like to thank Mr. Robert L. LaPointe (website : PJ's in Vietnam) for using some of the unit activation/deactivation data,
published on his webpages under the tab " Outline".
Thanking Mr. Marek (Lt.Col. USAF, Ret.) , editor of www.talkingproud.us (website now off-line) .
(I have contributed to the text on his website by providing details gained from my AFHRA research. Mr. Marek commented :
" A fellow from the Netherlands named Johan Ragay has done very exhaustive work at USAF archives to chronicle when and where HH-43s were deployed to Southeast Asia.
If you visit his summary, you will see that he divided the deployments into five periods, or rounds, during the period 1964 and 1975.
His summaries are well done, and we recommend you go through them at your leisure).
And also thanking Mr. Stephen P. Mock, MSgt, USAF (Ret.) editor of Pedro News