FAC CALL SIGNS 1965-1975

downloadCall signs for all countries (Cambodia, Laos and RVN). 

 

One thing unique about our FAC aircraft over the fence were the “O” tail numbers which stood for Obsolete. That assumes they had a tail # as some didn’t.  The USAF “gave” them to other governments, Bird and Sons Air or took them off the books.

download (1)ravensaI started out as an almost Rustic Yankee but my orders changed to Wetback at Long Tieng. I was the fly on the wall at Alternate who got invited to VP’s dinner parties by CAS.

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5 Responses to FAC CALL SIGNS 1965-1975

  1. Richard Koivisto says:

    I was TDY to MyTho ( TanHiep Airstrip ) providing Weather Support for a month in 1963 ! I had a hand-crank Shortwave radio to send my weather transmissions with and I had to use the call sign > Co von me Bluebird . I can’t remember what that meant as my memory fades over time.

  2. asknod says:

    This is mostly I Corps both AF and Army. I expect Marines were included in this too. Hard to say. I spent most of my time over the fence up north at “the extreme western terminus of the DMZ”. All I heard most of the time was Raven, Nail and Misty with the obligatory 7th ABCCC Cricket.

  3. Paul says:

    Cider 10, 11, 12, etc were flying out of Dak To in 68-69!

  4. Michael Lewis says:

    Is this strictly Air Force? Reason I ask is because I rode in a fac whose call sign was Shotgun 36. Thanks much, Michael Lewis Hm/Navy- 69-70.

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