3.8 Vance AFB, OK - 3575th PTW - DET.29, CARC
H-43A 58-1840 was accepted on 12 Aug 1959 and H-43A 58-1823 on 22 Sep 1959.
Pilot Harold Hering ferried one of the two H-43A from Bloomfield, CT to Vance AFB, OK.
H-43A 58-1823 at Kaman Bloomfield, CT , unknown date , coll. W. Mutza
3.8.1 Known crewmembers who have been assigned to this H-43A unit
3..8.1.1 Capt Harold L. Hering of Det 29, CARC, Vance AFB, Okla. , reached the "magic" 1,000-hour mark in the HH-43B on 28 Feb 1963. A total of 630 hours were logged by Captain Hering in the HH-43A and 370 hours in the HH-43B.
(source : Kaman RotorTips, issue June-July 1963 , page 17 )
188.8.131.52 Capt James E. Lamoreaux logged 480 hours in the H-43A.
3.8.2 Retirement H-43A
Both H-43A 58-1823 and 58-1840 were delivered to MASDC, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ by Dec 1961.
3.8.3 New Aircraft
Two H-43B aircraft were delivered to DET.29, CARC from assignment at Forbes AFB, KS on 01 Oct 1961 : 60-0264 and 60-0265