PACAF First Period

PACAF  UNITS   FIRST   PERIOD

 

              assigned to MATS under ARS (Air Rescue Service) :

HH-43 assigned units  PACAF   : period JUN 1963 - 01 JUL 1965                                                          for details see below
31 ARS Clark AB, Philippines -
33 ARS Naha AB, Okinawa  -
36 ARS  Tachikawa AB, Japan  -
DET.1, 36 ARS  Misawa AB, Japan  became DET.7, PARC on 25 JUL 65
DET.2, 36 ARS  Yokota AB, Japan  became DET.8, PARC on 25 JUL 65
DET.4, 36 ARS  Osan AB, Korea  became DET.9, PARC on 25 JUL 65
DET.3, PARC Tan Son Nhut AB, RVN no aircraft assigned ; deactiv. 01 JUL 65

               as of 01 JAN 64  :   4  HH-43B
               as of 30 SEP 64   : 14  HH-43B
 
 
 

HH-43 assigned units SEA : period 1964 - 01 JUL 1965                                                                                 for details see below
TDY 33 ARS Nakhon Phanom AB, Thailand  arrived 20 JUN 64 
formed DET.Prov.3, PARC on 01 SEP 64

(see elsewhere in this table)

TDY DET.4, 36 ARS Takhli AB, Thailand arrived AUG 64
TDY DET.1, CARC Bien Hoa AB, RVN formed DET.Prov.1, PARC on 01 SEP 64

(see elsewhere in this table)

TDY DET.4, WARC Bien Hoa AB, RVN arrived 08 AUG 64 
formed DET.Prov.1, PARC on 01 SEP 64

(see elsewhere in this table)

TDY DET.5, WARC Bien Hoa AB, RVN formed DET.Prov.1, PARC on 01 SEP 64

(see elsewhere in this table)

TDY DET.2, CARC Da Nang AB, RVN arrived 10 AUG 64
formed DET.Prov.2, PARC on 01 SEP 64

(see elsewhere in this table)

TDY DET.10, EARC Korat AB, Thailand arrived 07 AUG 64
formed PARC, DET.Prov.4 on 01 SEP 64

(see elsewhere in this table)

TDY DET.3, CARC

TDY DET.7, CARC

Ubon AB, Thailand departed or arrived 9 APR 65 
formed DET.Prov.3, PARC on 14 APR 65
TDY DET.9, WARC Kung Kuan AB, CHNRE departed or arrived 27 APR 65 
formed DET.Prov.6, PARC
TDY DET.3, EARC Udorn AB, Thailand departed or arrived 28 APR 65 
formed DET.Prov.5, PARC
DET.Prov.1, PARC Bien Hoa AB, RVN

Takhli AB, Thailand

Activ. 01 SEP 64 ;         10 NOV 64 to Takhli AB
DET.Prov.2, PARC  Da Nang AB, RVN

Nakhon Phanom AB, Thailand

Activ. 01 SEP 64 ;         10 NOV 64 to NKP
DET.Prov.3, PARC Nakhon Phanom AB, Thailand
 

Ubon AB, Thailand 

Activ. 01 SEP 64 ;          Deactiv. 16 NOV 64 ; 
 

Activ. 14 APR 65 

DET.Prov.4, PARC Korat AB, Thailand  Activ. 01 SEP 64
DET.Prov.5, PARC Udorn AB, Thailand  Activ. 03 MAY 65
PARC, DET.Prov.6 Kung Kuan AB, CHNRE Activ. MAY 65
DET.4, PARC Bien Hoa AB, RVN Activ. 20 OCT 64
DET.5, PARC Da Nang AB, RVN Activ. 20 OCT 64


 

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HH-43 assigned units : period JUN 1963 - 01 JUL 1965
31 ARS Clark AB HH-43B 62-5979, 63-9710 delivered on 25 MAR 64
HH-43B 60-0268 delivered on 29 MAR 64
33 ARS Naha AB HH-43B 62-4565, 62-5978 delivered on 24 FEB 64
HH-43B 62-4564 delivered on 30 JUL 64                      SEE  NOTE 1
36 ARS Tachikawa AB  HH-43B 62-4561, 62-4562 delivered on 18 DEC 63
HH-43B 62-4563 delivered on 17 JAN 64

                all to Yokota AB 15 SEP 64

DET.1, 36 ARS Misawa AB HH-43B 62-4514, 62-4526 delivered on 17 JUN 63
HH-43B 59-1569 delivered on 15 APR 64
DET.2, 36 ARS  Yokota AB  3 HH-43B delivered on 15 SEP 64 , all from Tachikawa AB

HH-43B 62-4561, 62-4562, 62-4563

DET.4, 36 ARS  Osan AB 2 HH-43B delivered Aug 1963 ;
as of AUG 63 : 60-0251, 60-0252                       SEE NOTE 2
DET.3, PARC Tan Son Nhut AB no aircraft assigned ; deactiv. 01 JUL 65

 

           NOTE 1 :

            Two HH-43B from 33 ARS were sent TDY to Nakhon Phanom AB, Thailand ; they left Naha AB for Udorn AB, Thailand on 17 JUN 64.

            The helicopters were assembly-ready here on 19 JUN 64  and were flown to NKP on the 20th June 1964.
            These two HH-43B were 62-4565 and 62-5978                         (see this NKP page)
            A third HH-43B , 62-4564 , was present at NKP by AUG 1964  
            Helicopters and crew returned to Naha AB on 23 Nov 1964.

            On 01 SEP 64 the 33 ARS-TDY was replaced by the newly formed   DET.Provisional.3, PARC.  

            (source : CHECO Report, pages 83,84, received from Mr. LaPointe).

            NOTE 2 :

            In AUG 1964 one or more HH-43B from  DET.4, 36 ARS  at Osan AB were sent TDY to Takhli AB, Thailand.

            (source : Book by Earl Tilford, page 53)
            HH-43B 60-0251 and/or 60-0252 were most likely involved (both back at Osan AB 30 SEP64).

            On 10 NOV 64 the unit was replaced by  DET.Provisional 1, PARC .
 

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HH-43 assigned units SEA : period 1964 - 01 JUL 1965 
TDY 33 ARS Nakhon Phanom AB 2 HH-43B arrived 20 JUN64 :  62-4565, 62-5978
A third one, 62-4564, arrived in AUG64
TDY  DET.4, 36 ARS Takhli AB one or two HH-43B arrived in AUG64
most probably 60-0251 and/or 60-0252
TDY  DET.1, CARC 
Glasgow AFB, MT
 
 
Bien Hoa AB
 
 
 
with HH-43B 62-4510, 59-1571
62-4510 to Da Nang AB, date ? ; 59-1571 remained at BienHoa
and was damaged in mortar attack here on 1 NOV64  
formed DET.Prov.1, PARC
TDY  DET.4, WARC 
Paine AFB, OR
Bien Hoa AB
 
on 08 AUG 64 with HH-43B 59-1549, 60-0258
both to Takhli on 10 NOV 64
formed DET.Prov.1, PARC
TDY  DET.5, WARC 
McChord AFB, WA
Bien Hoa AB without aircraft
formed DET.Prov.1, PARC
TDY  DET.2, CARC 
Minot AFB, ND
 
 
 
Da Nang AB
 
 
 
 
received orders to deploy on 6 AUG64, personnel arrived 10 AUG 64
HH-43B 60-0279, 60-0280 arrived 12 AUG 64, first flight 16 AUG
HH-43B 62-4510 arrived from Bien Hoa on ?
All three HH-43B to NKP on 10 NOV 64    (source J.Christianson)
formed DET.Prov.2, PARC
TDY  DET.10, EARC 
Maxwell AFB, AL
Korat AB
 
Received orders to deploy on 6 AUG64 ; on 7 AUG 64 on it's way to Korat
HH-43B arrived here 14 AUG  (58-1845, 59-1586)
formed DET.Prov.4, PARC
TDY  DET.3, CARC 
Grand Forks, ND

TDY  DET.7, CARC 
Wurtsmith AFB, MI

Ubon AB
 
 
DET.3, CARC arrived on  9 APR 65  with HH-43B 59-1561, 59-1562 , and personnel from CARC,DET.7
formed DET.Prov.3, PARC
TDY  DET.9, WARC 
Portland IAP, OR
Kung Kuan AB with HH-43B 59-1587, 59-1590
formed DET.Prov.6, PARC
TDY  DET.3, EARC 
Griffiss AFB, NY
Udorn AB  Arrived 08 MAY65 with HH-43B 60-0253, 60-0254
formed DET.Prov.5, PARC
DET.Prov.1, PARC
 
 
 
 
Bien Hoa AB

Takhli AB
 
 

HH-43B 59-1549, 60-0258 ; both to Takhli on 10 NOV 64

became DET.2, 38 ARS on 01 JUL 65

59-1549 was involved in a landing gear incident (no further info known, date ?) , but returned to service 07 MAY65

DET.Prov.2, PARC  Da Nang AB

Nakhon Phanom AB

HH-43B 60-0279, 60-0280, 62-4510 , all to NKP 10 NOV 64

became  DET.1, 38 ARS on 01 JUL 65

DET.Prov.3, PARC
 
 
 
 
Nakhon Phanom AB
 

Ubon AB
 

HH-43B  62-4564, 62-4565, 62-5978 until ?? (probably 16NOV64,deactivation DET.Prov.3)             See NKP  page 

As of 14 APR 65 at Ubon with HH-43B 59-1561, 59-1562

became DET.3, 38 ARS on 01 JUL 65

DET.Prov.4, PARC Korat AB 
 
HH-43B 58-1845, 59-1586

became DET.4, 38 ARS on 01 JUL 65

DET.Prov.5, PARC Udorn AB 
 
HH-43B 60-0253, 60-0254

became DET.5, 38 ARS on 01 JUL 65

DET.Prov.6, PARC Kung Kuan AB HH-43B 59-1587, 59-1590
DET.4, PARC 
 
 
Bien Hoa AB
 
 
HH-43F 63-9711, 63-9712 received 20 OCT 64
HH-43F 63-9716 received 26 OCT 64

became  DET.6, 38 ARS on 01 JUL 65

DET.5, PARC
 
 
 
 
Da Nang AB
 
 
 
 
HH-43F 63-9713, 63-9714 received 20 OCT 64
HH-43F 63-9715 received 26 OCT 64

63-9713 was shot down on 2 JUN65

became DET.7, 38 ARS on 01 JUL 65

            Information source for the PARC, DET. Provisional units was gained from CHECO Report, pages 83,84, received from Mr. LaPointe.
 

            More TDY units from CONUS as follows :
 

JAN 1965 Various DETs from EARC provided officers and airmen for a 120 day TDY to Takhli AB
APR 1965 DET.2, EARC Dow AFB, ME with personnel (without aircraft) for a 120 day TDY to Takhli AB
30 APR 1965 DET.3, WARC Kirtland AFB, NM  -without aircraft - for a 120 day TDY to Nakhon Phanom AB ;
arriving on 3 May 1965   *)

                                          *)  reported by the DET. CO  Mr. Joe Ballinger on website page : Rotorhead's Rotor Wash   ,  Friday, December 01, 2006

 

 

 
 

update 04/05/2017