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Notes

line'; Gen David M. Shoup, SE Asia Trip Folder, Scp62, hereafter Shoup SEA Trip Folder; LtCol Harold F. Brown, Comments on Draft MS, Capt Robert Whitlow, 'U.S. Marine Activities in Vietnam, 1954-1964' (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter H. F. Brown Comments.

2 SM.A Itr to CMC, 24Jan64.

3 Gen David M. Shoup, Itr to President Ngo Dinh Diem, dtd Oct62 (_Shoup SEA Trip Folder').

4 Gen David M. Shoup conversation with BGen Edwin H. Simmons, dtd Feb74 (1954-64 Project Interview Folder).

5 SMA Itr to CMC, 24Jan64.

 

PART II MARINE HELICOPTERS GO TO WAR

Chapter 5 SHUFLY at Soc Trang

Unless otherwise noted, the material in this chapter is derived from: HQMC Msg File; Vietnam Comment File MCC Items; CinCPac Command History, 1962; LtGen Keith B. AlcCutcheon, 'Marine Aviation In Vietnam, 1962-1970,' Novas Review, v. 10 (1971), hereafter McCutcheon, 'Marine Aviation.'

1 CS to CinCPac, 17Jan62, 1212Z (HQMC Msg File).

2 CinCPac toJCS 28Feb62, 0217Z (HQMC Msg File).

3 JCS to CinCPac, 6Mar62, 1838Z (HQMC Msg File). DA to CinCPac and CinCUSARPac, 2Mar63 (HQMC Msg File).

4 ChMAAG, VN to CinCPac, 26Feb62, 0945Z (HQMC Msg File).

5 CGFMPac to CinCPac 28Feb62, 0113Z (HQMC Msg File). ' Ibid.

7 CinCPacFIt to CinCPac, 28Feb62, 2044Z (HQMC Msg File).

8 CinCPac (Bangkok Th) to ComUSMACV, 5Mar62, 0340Z (HQMC Msg File).

ComUSMACV to CinCPac, 8Mar62, 0941Z (HQMC Msg File).

10 CinCUSARPac to CinCPac, 9Mar62, 2100Z (HQMC Msg File).

' Dir, DivAv, HQMC, Briefing Item, dtd 14Mar62, for CMC Weekly Conf., Subj: Assignment of Marine Helicopter Squadron to ChMAAG, Vietnam.

12 CinCPac to JCS, 14Mar62, 0712Z (HQMC Msg File).

13 Ibid.

'CinCPac to CinCPacFIt and ComUSMACV, 21Mar62' 0412Z (HQMC Msg File); CinCPac Fit to ComSeventhFIt, 21Mar62, 2048Z (HQMC Msg File).

 

Deployment to Soc Trang

Unless otherwise noted, the material in this section is derived from: Commander Task Unit 79.3.5 ComdDiary, 31Jul-5Nov62, hereafter CTU 79.3.5 CmdD, 31 Jul-5Nov62; CG 1st MAW, SHUFLY, OpSums, Apr-Sep62; CG, 1st MAW, Ltr of Instruction, SHUFLY, dtd 12Nov62, hereafter CG, 1st MAW LOI; LtCol Archie J. Clapp, 'SHU-FLY Diary,' USNI Proceeding, v. 89, no. 10 (Oct63), hereafter Clapp, 'SHU-FLY Diary'; Cdr Withers M. Moore, Chaplain Corps, USN, Navy Chaplains in Vietnam, 1954-1964 (Washington: Department of Navy, 1968), hereafter Moore, Navy Chaplains; Capt Robert B. Asprey, 'Saga At Soc Trang: Marines In Viet-Nam,' Marine Corps Gazette, v. 46, no. 12 (Dec62), pp. 2-3, hereafter Asprey, 'Saga At Soc Trang'; VAdm Edwin B. Hooper, USN (Ret.), Intvw by Capt Robert Whitlow, dtd 15Apr74 (1954-64 Project Interview Folder), hereafter Hoofer Interview.

15 CG, 1st MAW to ComSeventhFIt, 30Mar62, 0700Z, (QMHC Msg File).

16 Ibid.

17 ComSeventhFIt to CTF 76 and CTG 79.3, 3Apr62 (HQMC Msg File).

Mekong Delta Combat Support Operations

Unless otherwise noted, the material in this section is derived from: Marine Corps Operational Analysis Group, Study No. 1, dtd 12Mar63, 'Characteristics of U.S. Marine Helicopter Operations in the Mekong Delta,' hereafter MCOAG Study No. 1; LtCol Robert L. Rathbun, Comments on Yingling, etal., 'USMC Activities 1954-1963,' (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Rathbun Comments on Yingling MS; Richard Tregaskis, Vietnam Diary (New York: Popular Library, 1963), hereafter Tregaskis, Vietnam Diary; Clapp, 'SHU-FLY Diary'; CTU 79.3.5 ComdD, 31Jul-5Nov62; CG, IstMAW SHUFLY OpSums, Apr-Sep62.

18 Clapp, 'SHU-FLY Diary,' p. 46.

19 Ibid., p. 51.

20 CTU 79.3.5 ComdD, 31Jul-5Nov62.

21 Yingling, etal., 'USMC Activities 1954-1963,' p. 118.

22 CTU 79.3.5 ComdD, 31Jul-5Nov62.

23 C of S memo 007A20763, as quoted in Yingling, et al., 'USMC Activities, 1954-1963,' p. 153.

 

Chapter 6 SHUFLY Moves North

Unless otherwise noted, the material in this chapter is derived from: Col Julius W. Ireland, Comments on Draft MS, Capt Robert Whitlow, 'U.S. Marine Activities in Vietnam, 1954-1964' (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Ireland Comments; McCutcheon, 'Marine Aviation'; Weede Interview; Rathiun Comments on tingling MS.

I Corps Tactical Zone

Unless otherwise noted, the material in this section is derived from: BGen Edwin H. Simmons, 'Marine Corps Operations in Vietnam, 1965-1966,' Naval Review, 1968, hereafter Simmons, 'Marine Corps Operations in RVN, 65-66'; McCutcheon, 'Marine Aviation'; Fall, Street Without Joy; Nighswonger, Rural Pacification, 1962-65.

Military Situation, September 1962

Unless otherwise noted, the material in this section is derived from: Col Francis J. Kelly, USA, U.S. Army Special Forces 1961-1971 (Washington, D.C.: Department of the Army, 1973), hereafter Kelly, U.S. Army Special forces; MACV J-2 Itr to CTU 79.3.5, dtd 110ct62, Subj: Intelligence Estimate, Period Oct62-Fcb63 (End D-17 to CTU 79.3.5 ComdD), hereafter MACV Intell Est, 110ct62.

1 MACV Intel Est, 110ct62.

2 Ibid.

Initial Helicopter Operations

Unless otherwise noted, the material in this section is derived from: CTU'1'9.3.5 ComdD, 31Jul-5Nov62; CG 1st MAW, SHUFLY, OpSums, Sep-Dec62; McCutcheon, 'Marine Aviation'; Ireland Comments; Rathbun Comments on Yingling MS.

3 MCC Items, 70ct62.

4 CTU 79.3.5 Itr to CG 1st MAW, dtd 40ct62, Subj: Rotation of Task Unit Personnel to South Vietnam (end. D-15, CTU 79.3.5 ComdD, 6Apr-Wov61').

 

 



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