Pedro call sign SEA

 

Pedro Call Sign  SEA - Vietnam - Thailand

 

Period  before  1966

Mr. Joe Ballinger, in his messages to Mr. Steve Mock *) on 20 Nov 2006, clarifies the assignment strategy of Call Signs as follows : "The Call Signs from NKP were the AFSAL classified ones that changed every 7 to 10 days. Just the names, not the numbers. 21 was always 60-0279, 22 was 60-0280 and 41 was 62-4510."
 *) "PEDRO NEWS"

as of 13/02/2008  many new adds thanks to Mr. Steve Mock  (all assignments  Jan-Mar68)

 Alban 21  60-0279   NKP  DET.Prov.2  -  31 Mar 1965 : Capt. Jay Strayer, pilot ; Capt. James Rodenberg  co-pilot (low bird)
 Alban 41  62-4510   NKP  DET.Prov.2  -  31 Mar 1965 : Capt. Israel Freedman, pilot ; Capt. Warren Davis, co-pilot (high bird)
 Bandy 21  60-0279   NKP  DET.Prov.2  -  02 Mar 1965 : Capt. Warren Davis, pilot  (high bird)
 Bandy 41  62-4510   NKP  DET.Prov.2  -  02 Mar 1965 : Capt. Israel Freedman, pilot ; Capt. James Rodenberg, co-pilot (low-bird)
 Bandy 95    Quang Tri/Da Nang  DET.5, PARC  -  02 Mar 1965 : 1st.Lt. Joseph Phelan, pilot ; Capt. Clyde Lemke, co-pilot  (low bird)
 Bandy 96    Quang Tri/Da Nang  DET.5, PARC  -  02 Mar 1965 : Maj. Ronald Ingraham, pilot ; Lt. Donald Welsh, co-pilot
 Curse 21  60-0279  NKP  Det.Prov.2  08 June 1965  (high bird)  RCC  Capt. Thomas Curtis
 Curse 22  60-0280  NKP  Det.Prov.2  08 June 1965  (low bird)  Capt. Stanley Schaetzle
 Duchy 21  60-0279   NKP  DET.1  -  20 Sept 1965 : Capt. Joe Ballinger, pilot ; Capt. Walt Turk, co-pilot
 Duchy 22  60-0280   NKP  DET.1  -  20 Sept 1965 : Capt. Richard Laine, pilot ; Capt Bruce Hepp, co-pilot  (high bird)
 Duchy 41  62-4510  NKP  DET.1  -  20 Sept 1965 : Capt. Tom Curtis, pilot ; 1st.Lt. Duane Martin, co-pilot  -  was shot down
 Hobby 21  60-0279  NKP  Det.Prov.2  23 Jun 1965 mission
 Hobby 22  60-0280  NKP  Det.Prov.2  23 Jun 1965 mission
 Pansy 88  62-4564 ?  NKP  DET.Prov.2  -  18-19  Nov 1964 : first large scale Search&Rescue operation
 Pansy 89  62-4565 ?  NKP  DET.Prov.2  -  18-19  Nov 1964 : first large scale Search&Rescue operation
 Pedro 01  HH-43F 62-4511 or 25  NKP   DET.1  -  28 Oct 1965 : Capt. Donald Burdeaux, pilot ; Capt. William Uhl, co-pilot  (low bird)

 NKP  DET.1  - 18 Nov 1965 : Capt. John Reiderick, pilot ; 1st.Lt. Vharles Sweet, co-pilot

 Pedro 02  HH-43  NKP   DET.1  -  28 Oct 1965 : Capt. Charles McMillan, pilot ; Capt. Charles Rush, co-pilot  (high bird)

 NKP  DET.1  - 18 Nov 1965 :  1st.Lt. Frederick Dykes, pilot ; 1st. Lt. Kenneth Griffis, co-pilot 

 Pedro 03    LimaSite 36 - 07 Nov 1965 (from NKP ?)
 Pedro 04    LimaSite 36 - 07 Nov 1965 (from NKP ?)
 Rescue 44  58-1845  DET.4, 38 ARS  Oct 65
 Rescue 93  59-1586  DET.4, 38 ARS  Oct 65
 Rescue 95  63-9713  Da Nang  DET.5 -  02 Jun 1965 : Capt. Floyd Lockhart, pilot  (low bird) - was hit and crashed
 Rescue 96  63-9714  Da Nang  DET.5 -  02 Jun 1965 : Capt. James Hartley, pilot ; Capt. James Berryhill co-pilot  (high bird) ; 
 Rescue96 used in mission 7-38-668-12Nov65
 Rescue 97    Rescue97 used in mission 7-38-668-12Nov65
 Tick 22  60-0280  DET.Prov.2   17 May 1965   (low bird)   Capt. Bruce Hepp
 Tick 41  62-4510  DET.Prov.2   17 May 1965   (high bird)  1stLt. Walter Turk

 

Period  as of  1966   (however, see Pedro 96 and 99)

 

Pedro 01    Udorn  DET.5  - Oct66-67  (source: Mr. Dan Wolfe, via Steve Mock)
Pedro 02    Udorn  DET.5  - Oct66-67  (source: Mr. Dan Wolfe, via Steve Mock)
Pedro 03    DET.14, 3 ARRG  TanSonNhut AB  (RotorTips July72)
Pedro 04  60-0253  DET.8  CamRB  Jan-Mar68 ;  Phan Rang   DET.1 - Jul69-Jul70
Pedro 05  60-0254  DET.11 TuyHoa Jan-Mar68  ; Tuy Hoa  DET.11 - Feb69
Pedro 06    
Pedro 07    
Pedro 08  60-0258  DET.3 Ubon  Jan-Mar68
Pedro 09  60-0259  Udorn  DET.4 - Feb67-Feb68  ; DET.5  Udorn  Jan-Mar68
Pedro 10    
Pedro 11    
Pedro 12    
Pedro 13    
Pedro 14    
Pedro 15    
Pedro 16    
Pedro 17  60-0268  DET.12 NhaTrang  a/o 18 Feb68 (from Clark AB)
Pedro 18    
Pedro 19    
Pedro 20  60-0278

 ??-????

 Tuy Hoa  DET.11 - Aug67  (RotorTips-Sep-Oct67) ; DET.12 NhaTrang Jan-Mar68 ; DET.12  Jul-Sep68 ; 60-0278 crashed 10Jul69

 DET.1, 3 ARRG  Phan Rang AB (RotorTips-Jan-Feb72-p5) (could be 60-0266, arrived in SEA 26Sep69)

Pedro 21  60-0279  DET.13 PhuCat Jan-Mar68 ; DET.13  Jul-Sep68  ;  PhanRang DET.1 - Jul69-Jul70 
Pedro 22  60-0280  Korat DET.4 - Jun 67 ; DET.13 PhuCat Jan-Mar68 ; Phu Cat  DET.13   ; DET.13  Jul-27Sep68
Pedro 23  60-0281  DET.4 Korat  Jan-Mar68
Pedro 24  60-0282  Tuy Hoa  DET.11 - Aug67 (RotorTips-Sep-Oct67) ; DET.11 Jan-Mar68 ; DET.11  Feb69 ; Aug69
Pedro 25    
Pedro 26    DET.4  Korat   (RotorTips-Nov-Dec72-p21)
Pedro 27    
Pedro 28    
Pedro 29    
Pedro 30    
Pedro 31    
Pedro 32    
Pedro 33  61-2950

 63-9717

 DET.4  Korat  Jan-Mar68

 Udorn  DET.5 - Sep 75

Pedro 34  64-17559  Udorn  DET.5 - Sep 75
Pedro 35    
Pedro 36    U-Tapao  DET12 - (RotorTips-Nov72-p25) ; Nov73 ; Sep 74
Pedro 37    U-Tapao  DET12 - Jul 74
Pedro 38    
Pedro 39  62-4508  Binh Thuy  DET.10 - Jan68 , 1969
Pedro 40    
Pedro 41  62-4510??  
Pedro 42  62-4511  Pleiku  DET.9 - Oct66
Pedro 43    
Pedro 44  58-1845  Phan Rang  DET.1 - Mar67 , Oct68
Pedro 45    
Pedro 46  62-4515  DET.6 - Apr66  ; DET10  Mar67 ; DET.14  TanSN  Jan-Mar68
Pedro 47    
Pedro 48  58-1859  DET.8  CamRB  Jan-Mar68
Pedro 49    
Pedro 50    
Pedro 51  59-1541  CamRB DET.8 Jan-Mar68 ;  CamRB/temp. at Phan Rang   - Jun69 ; CamRB  DET.8 Aug69
Pedro 52    
Pedro 53    
Pedro 54    
Pedro 55    
Pedro 56  62-4525  Pleiku  DET.9 - Oct66 , Aug67 , 07 Feb68
Pedro 57  59-1549  Takhli  DET.2  Jan-Mar68  ; DET.2  Apr 69
Pedro 58    
Pedro 59    
Pedro 60    
Pedro 61    Da Nang   DET.7 - Nov72 , Feb73
Pedro 62    
Pedro 63    
Pedro 64    
Pedro 65    
Pedro 66    
Pedro 67    
Pedro 68    
Pedro 69  59-1561

 ??-????

 DET.7  DaNang  Jan-Mar68       (59-1561 left SEA Mar70)

 DET.5   Udorn  (RotorTips Nov71) (either 59-1572, earlier Pedro 80 , or  60-0259, earlier Pedro 09)

Pedro 70  59-1562  DET.3  Ubon  :  July66  ,  Jan-Mar68 ;       U Tapao  DET.12   :    Jul69
Pedro 71  60-0258  Ubon  DET.3 - 1971/72
Pedro 72  62-5978  Ubon  DET.3 - 1971/72
Pedro 73  63-9711  Bien Hoa  DET.6 - Apr66 , Mar67
Pedro 74  63-9712

 62-4543

 Bien Hoa  DET.6 - 12 Feb66 , 06 Jun66 ; DET.9 Pleiku Aug67 ; DET.9 Jan-Mar68 ; DET.6  Jan69 

 NKP  DET.9 - Mar70

Pedro 75    
Pedro 76    
Pedro 77  59-1569  DET.6 BienHoa  Jan68 ; DET.12 NhaTrang a/o 8Feb68
Pedro 78    
Pedro 79  59-1571  DET.14  TanSN  Jan-Mar68
Pedro 80  59-1572  Udorn  DET.5  Jan-Mar68  ; DET.5  Dec 67
Pedro 81    
Pedro 82  59-1574  Takhli  DET.2  Jan-Mar68  ;   DET.2  Apr 69
Pedro 83  59-1575  DET.11  Tuy Hoa  Jan-Mar68  ;  NKP  DET.9 - Mar70
Pedro 84    
Pedro 85    
Pedro 86    
Pedro 87    
Pedro 88  62-5978  Ubon  DET.3 :  July66 
Pedro 89    
Pedro 90    
Pedro 91  62-4560  Binh Thuy  DET.10 - Apr66 , Nov67 ,  Jan-Mar68  , 1969
Pedro 92  59-1590

 60-0266??

 Phan Rang  DET.1 - Aug66 , Mar67 , Apr69 , Jun69 (crashed)

 (arrived in SEA Sep69)  ; Ubon  DET.3 - 1973

Pedro 93 59-1586  Korat DET.4 - Jun 67 ; Da Nang  DET.7 - Jul67 ; DaNang  Jan-Mar68

 Ubon  DET.3 - 1973

Pedro 94  63-9713??  
Pedro 95  63-9714  Da Nang  DET.7 :  Sep66    ;  Bien Hoa  DET.6 :  Jan-Mar68  ,  Sep68  ,  Nov68
Pedro 96  63-9715  Pedro96 used in mission 7-38-678-3 Dec65 (DET.7  DaNang)   ;  Da Nang  DET.7 :  Sep66  ,   May67
Pedro 97  63-9716  Bien Hoa  DET.6  - 12Feb66 , 06 Jun66  ; DET.6 Jan-Mar68 ;  DET.6  Sep68 ;  1969
Pedro 98  63-9717  Nha Trang  DET.12 - Oct66 ,  Aug67 ; DET.12 NhaTrang Jan68 ; DET.9 Pleiku a/o 8Feb68 ;  NKP  DET.9 - Mar70
Pedro 99  64-17559  Pedro99 used in mission 7-38-678-3 Dec65 (DET.7  DaNang)  ;     Nha Trang  DET.12 - Oct67  ;  DET.12  Jul-Sep68

 

Last update  16/07/2020