PACAF Second Period

PACAF  UNITS  SECOND   PERIOD
 

HH-43 assigned units SEA : period 01 JUL 1965 - 08 JAN 1966                                                  for details see below
38 ARS, PARC Tan Son Nhut AB, RVNActiv. 01 JUL65

TDY  DET.5, CARC  -  K.I. Sawyer AFB, MI

TDY  DET.16, EARC - Homestead AFB, FL

Tan Son Nhut AB, RVN arrived 16 AUG 65 with personnel
and   3 HH-43B

from these, two HH-43B to Cam Ranh Bay AB on 10 OCT 65

DET.1, 38 ARSNakhon Phanom AB, Thailand Activ. 01 JUL65
DET.2, 38 ARSTakhli AB, Thailand Activ. 01 JUL65
DET.3, 38 ARSUbon AB, Thailand Activ. 01 JUL65
DET.4, 38 ARSKorat AB, Thailand Activ. 01 JUL65
DET.5, 38 ARSUdorn AB, Thailand Activ. 01 JUL65
DET.6, 38 ARSBien Hoa AB, RVN Activ. 01 JUL65
DET.7, 38 ARSDa Nang AB, RVNActiv. 01 JUL65
DET.9, 38 ARSPleiku AB, RVN Activ. 01 OCT65
HH-43F delivered 24 NOV 65
DET.10, 38 ARSBinh Thuy AB, RVN Activ. 01 OCT65
DET.Prov.1, 38 ARSCam Ranh Bay AB, RVNActiv. 10 OCT65 - Deactiv. 15 JAN66
Replaced by  DET.8, 38 ARRS
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TDY  DET.2, WARC - Cannon AFB, NM??Sent TDY on 7 OCT 65
further details unknown
TDY of personnel from various DETs from CARC??120 days TDY started 12 NOV 65

               as of 01 JUL 65 :   13   HH-43B ;  5   HH-43F
 
 
 
 

HH-43 assigned units elsewhere : period 01 JUL 1965 - 08 JAN 1966                                                         for details see below
DET.6, PARCKung Kuan AB, CHNREActiv. 01 JUL65  - Discontinued on 21 JUL 65
HH-43B to Udorn AB    06 JUL 65
DET.6, PARCNaha AB, OkinawaActiv. 10 NOV65
DET.7, PARCMisawa AB, Japan Activ. 25 JUL65
DET.8, PARCYokota AB, Japan Activ. 25 JUL65
DET.9, PARCOsan AB, KoreaActiv. 25 JUL65

               as of 01 JUL 65 :  12   HH-43B
 
 

HH-43 assigned units elsewhere : period 01 JUL 1965 - 08 JAN 66                                                           for details see below
31 ARS, ARS, MATSClark AB, Philippines - Activ.                                         

               as of 01 JUL 65 :  3   HH-43B
 
 

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HH-43 assigned units : period 01 JUL 1965 - 08 JAN 1966 

TDY  DET.5, CARC
K.I. Sawyer AFB, MI

 

TDY  DET.16, EARC 
Homestead AFB, FL

Tan Son Nhut AB
 
 
 
HH-43B 58-1859, 59-1541 (from DET.5, CARC)
Departed CONUS on 13 Aug 1965 - arrived at TanSN on 16 Aug 1965. 
on 20 OCT 65  both to DET.Prov.1, 38 ARS  at Cam Ranh Bay AB

HH-43B 62-4515 (from DET.16, EARC)
Departed CONUS on 13 Aug 1965 - arrived at TanSN on 16 Aug 1965. 

The first Heli Alert Mission at TanSN took place on 18 Aug 1965.

38 ARS, PARCTan Son Nhut AB On 16 Oct 1965 the 38 ARS at TanSN began functioning as a unit with LBR helicopters
DET.1, 38 ARS, PARC 
 
 
 
 
Nakhon Phanom AB
 
 
 
 
replacing DET.Prov. 2

HH-43B 60-0279, 60-0280, 62-4510
HH-43F 62-4511, 62-4525 delivered from CONUS on 5 OCT65 ;
     both to Pleiku AB on 24 NOV
60-0279 to DET.2, 38 ARS on 29 NOV65
60-0280 to DET.4, 38 ARS on 29 NOV65
62-4510 (Dutchy 41) was lost due to enemy fire on 20 SEP65 in
     NorthVietnam, close to Laos border

DET.2, 38 ARS, PARCTakhli AB replacing DET.Prov. 1

HH-43B 59-1549, 60-0258

DET.3, 38 ARS, PARC  
 
 
 
 
Ubon AB 
 
 
 
 
replacing DET.Prov. 3

HH-43B 59-1561, 59-1562,
62-5978 delivered from 33 ARS at least on 30 JUN 65, but probably much earlier (it stayed at NKP when the 33 ARS TDY ended).

59-1562 was involved in an accident on 16 JUL65, repaired by 29 SEP65

DET.4, 38 ARS, PARCKorat AB replacing DET.Prov. 4

HH-43B 58-1845, 59-1586

DET.5, 38 ARS, PARC  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Udorn AB 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
replacing DET.Prov. 5

HH-43B 60-0253, 60-0254
HH-43B 59-1587, 59-1590 delivered from DET.6, PARC  at
Kung Kuan AB, CHNRE on 6 JUL65
HH-43F 62-4508, 62-4560 delivered from CONUS   15 OCT65

59-1587 to DET.6, 38 ARS on 22 DEC65
62-4508 to Bangkok for overhaul on 4 JAN66
62-4560 to DET.6, 38 ARS on 22 DEC65

DET.6, 38 ARS, PARCBien Hoa AB replacing PARC, DET.4

HH-43F 63-9711, 63-9712, 63-9716

DET.7, 38 ARS, PARC  
 
 
 
 
 
Da Nang AB
 
 
 
 
 
replacing DET.5, PARC

HH-43B 59-1571
HH-43F 63-9714, 63-9715
HH-43F 63-9717 , 64-17559 delivered from CONUS on 20 AUG65

59-1571 on 10 JAN66 to Tan Son Nhut AB (LBR Flight)

DET.9, 38 ARS, PARCPleiku AB HH-43F 62-4511, 62-4525 delivered to here on 24 NOV65 from NKP
DET.10, 38 ARS, PARC
 
Binh Thuy AB 
 

Individual Aircraft History Cards gave no HH-43 official assigned to this unit during 1965 ;

59-1587 was lost 8 JUL 66 as one assigned to DET.10, but only "officially" assigned on that date.

DET.Prov.1,, 38 ARS, PARCCam Ranh Bay AB  HH-43B 58-1859, 59-1541 delivered on 20 OCT 65 from Bien Hoa AB

            
 

          Aircraft delivered direct from Kaman, Bloomfield, CT after modification from HH-43B to HH-43F :

AUG 196563-9717 , 64-17559 Both delivered to Da Nang AB, RVN on 20 AUG 65
OCT 196562-4511, 62-4525 Both delivered to Nakhon Phanom AB, Thailand on 5 OCT 65
Both to Pleiku AB, RVN on 24 NOV 65
OCT 196562-4508, 62-4560 Both delivered to Udorn AB, Thailand on 15 OCT 65


 

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HH-43 assigned units elsewhere : period 01 JUL 1965 - 08 JAN 1966 
DET.6 , PARC
 
Kung Kuan AB
 
Replacing DET.Prov.6 , PARC
HH-43B 59-1587, 59-1590
Discontinued on 21 JUL 65
HH-43B to Udorn AB 6 JUL 65
DET.6, PARCKadena ABaircraft from 33 ARS, Naha AB :
HH-43B 62-4564, 62-4565
DET.7, PARCMisawa AB Replacing  DET.1, 36 ARS
HH-43B 62-4514, 62-4526, 59-1569
DET.8 , PARCYokota AB Replacing  DET.2, 36 ARS
HH-43B 62-4561, 62-4562, 62-4563
DET.9 , PARCOsan ABReplacing  DET.4, 36 ARS
HH-43B 60-0251, 60-0252


 
 

HH-43 assigned units elsewhere : period 01 JUL 1965 - 08 JAN 66 
31 ARS, ARS, MATSClark AB          HH-43B 60-0268, 62-5979, 63-9710             


 

 


 update 29/03/2016