Flights within vietnam

This patch ‘collection’ represents the particular units that served in Vietnam flying medical evacuation missions against an armed enemy. The patches shown below are in numerical flights within vietnam of units for purpose of display only.

When unit histories are obtained, this information will be provided next to each displayed patch. June 1960 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. By 13 September the 45th was fully operational at Long Binh, about twenty kilometers northeast of Saigon. The 45th soon committed itself to giving twenty-four hour standbys at several bases around Saigon.

One aircraft also gave daylight support to the Australians in the Saigon area. The Unit was reorganized and redesignated as the 57th Malaria Control Detachment on 08 April 1945 and inactivated on 30 September 1945 inactivated 30 September 1945 in Brazil. Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX. The unit was the first Aeromedical Evacuation unit deployed to the Republic of Vietnam, arriving in country on 26 April 1962 and remaining until deactivation at TAN SON Nhut Air Base, on 14 March 1973. The unit was constituted as the  57th Station Hospital on 23 June 1942. It was activated at Camp Gruber, Oklahoma on 25 July 1942.

It was reorganized and redesignated as the 247th Medical Detachment on 25 November 1945, and was  inactivated  on 28 February 1946 at Tunis, North Africa. It was activated on 1 August 1946 at Fort Mears, Alaska where it was inactivated  21 April 1947. 3 May 1968 and activated 19 August 1968 at Fort Riley, Kansas as a helicopter ambulance unit. Hula, who was then on ground duty at Irwin Army Hospital at Fort Riley, began to organize the unit.