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4th DASF

Back-in-the day

The history of the 4th Direct Air Support Flight (DASF) contains no rosters of either deployed personnel or personnel in the organization at Osan.  The history does mention that personnel were deployed to Vietnam up to 120 days, that during the first half of 1966 the 4th DASF was authorized and assigned 29 personnel. The 4th Direct Air Support Flight was simply inactivated, 16 August 1968 (DAF OMO Letter 961n, 16 August 1968).  The mission seems to have been taken up in Vietnam by the 504th Tactical Air Support Group and its subordinate units. In Vietnam the group provided combat ready aircraft and crews in support of air and ground operations in Southeast Asia (SEA); conducted visual reconnaissance and convoy escort; trained Air Liaison Officers (ALO) and Forward Air Controllers (FAC), 1966 - 1972.
KristolTony
Copyright©2018 Tony Kristol

4th DASF

Back-in-the day

The history of the 4th Direct Air Support Flight (DASF) contains no rosters of either deployed personnel or personnel in the organization at Osan.  The history does mention that personnel were deployed to Vietnam up to 120 days, that during the first half of 1966 the 4th DASF was authorized and assigned 29 personnel. The 4th Direct Air Support Flight was simply inactivated, 16 August 1968 (DAF OMO Letter 961n, 16 August 1968).  The mission seems to have been taken up in Vietnam by the 504th Tactical Air Support Group and its subordinate units. In Vietnam the group provided combat ready aircraft and crews in support of air and ground operations in Southeast Asia (SEA); conducted visual reconnaissance and convoy escort; trained Air Liaison Officers (ALO) and Forward Air Controllers (FAC), 1966 - 1972.