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Kaman HH-43 Huskie - based at Nakhon Phanom Air Base, Thailand    1964-1965

01.01   Organization  1964-1965

01.02   Aircraft assigned

01.03   Overview of Rescue Missions 1964-1965

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First SAR helicopters in SEA  -  edited by Mr. Edward S. Marek (Lt. Col. USAF, Ret.)

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The arrival of the first group - TDY, 33rd ARS - as of 1Sep64  DET.Prov.3, PARC

03.01  First Group of personnel

03.02  As it was in the beginning

03.03  From the website  “USAF Rotorheads”

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PJ ’s  assigned to DET.Prov.3, PARC

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Replacement unit and personnel  arrived 10 November 1964

05.01  Second Group of personnel

05.02  First Rescue Mission into Laos   18-19 November 1964

05.03  Last quarter 1964

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Replacement personnel arrived  January 1965

06.01  Third Group of personnel

06.02  Low Bird  -  High Bird  concept

06.03  Range Extension Fuel System  (REFS)   – part 1

06.04  Call Signs

06.05  First Night Combat Rescue Mission into Laos  -  02 March 1965

06.06  First successful Rescue of a pilot – 31 March 1965

06.07  Second successful Rescue of a pilot – 27 Apr 1965

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Replacement personnel arrived  May 1965

07.01  Fourth Group of personnel

07.02  Rescue mission  12 May 1965

07.03  First  Rescue  mission  into North Vietnam  -  17 May 1965

07.04  Second  Rescue  mission  into  North Vietnam    -  02 June 1965

07.05  Third  Rescue  mission  into  North Vietnam    -  08 June 1965

07.06  Rescue  mission    -  09 June 1965

07.07  Range Extension Fuel System  - part 2

07.08  Rescue  mission    -  15 June 1965

07.09  Fourth  Rescue  mission  into  North Vietnam    -  23 June 1965

07.10  Photos  June- July 1965

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1 July 1965 : Activation of 38th ARS , with DET.1, 38ARS at Nakhon Phanom AB

08.01  Delivery of two CH-3C to Nakhon Phanom AB

08.02  Fifth  Rescue  mission  into  North Vietnam    -  07 July 1965

08.03  Rescue  mission  into  Laos    -  24 July 1965

08.04  Sixth  Rescue  mission  into  North Vietnam    -  27 July 1965

08.05  Seventh Rescue  mission  into  North Vietnam    -  28 July 1965

08.06  Eighth  Rescue  mission  into  North Vietnam    -  24 Aug 1965

08.07  Sept-Nov 1965  -  Dramatic increase of Rescue Missions

08.08  Ninth Rescue  mission  into  North Vietnam    -  20 September 1965

08.09  Rescue  mission  into  Laos    -  21 September 1965

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Shortage of  aircraft  --  25 August up to late September 1965

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The END of  Det.1, 38 ARS operations  - early October 1965

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Rescue Missions with NKP as Forward Operation Location and former DET.1 aircraft       October – December 1965

11.01  Tenth Rescue  mission  into  North Vietnam    -  27 Oct 1965

11.02  Rescue  mission  into  Laos    -  28 Oct 1965

11.03  Eleventh  Rescue  mission  into  North Vietnam    -  01 Nov 1965

11.04  Twelfth  Rescue  mission  into  North Vietnam    -   06-07 November 1965

11.05  Thirteenth  Rescue  mission  into  North Vietnam    -  18 Nov 1965

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End of this review - the History of Huskie presence at NKP  -  however  .....