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1. Davis intvw, 2Feb77, pp. 45-7; Norman Anderson intvw, 3d Session, 17Mar81, pp. 248^(9, 259.


2. F. Clifton Berry, Jr., Air Cav, The Illustrated History of the Vietnam War (New York, NY: Bantam Books, 1988), p. 85; LtGen Willard Pearson, The War in the Northern Provinces, 1966-68 (Washington, DC; Department of the Army, 1975), pp. 78-92; Charles R. Smith, U.S. Marines in Vietnam, High Mobility and Standdmvn, 1969 (Washington, D.C.:


Hist&Mus Div, HQMC, 1988), pp. 239-41, hereafter Smith, U.S. Marines in Vietnam, 1969.


3. Norman Anderson intvw, 3d Session, 17 Mar 1981, pp. 250-51.


4. Norman Anderson Itr to McCutcheon, dtd 9Mar68, Ltr No. 62, File A, 1968 Cor, McCutcheon Papers.


5. BGen E. E. Anderson Itr to MajGen Keith B. McCutcheon, dtd 16Apr68, Ltr No. 70, McCutcheon Papers, File A, 1968 Cor, McCutcheon Papers; Gen Robert E. Cushman, debriefing at FMFPac, Mar69, pp. 470-71 (Oral HistColl, MCHC).


6. Westmoreland quoted in MajGen John R. Chaisson intvw, 19Mar69, pp. 223-25 (Oral HistColl, MCHC).


7. MajGen Alan J. Armstrong intvw, 25Sepl973, pp. 15-21 (Oral HistColl, MCHC), hereafter Armstrong intvw; Norman Anderson intvw, 3d Session, 17Mar81, pp. 198-99. The Need for Lighter Aircraft


8. MajGen Keith B. McCutcheon, Memorandum for the Record, dtd 18Jan68, Subj: Trip Report visit to West Pac with CMC, Jan68, Memos for the Record, 1966-8, McCutcheon Papers.


9. CGFMFPac msg to CGIIIMAF, dtd lMar68, Doc no. 50, III MAF Incoming Msgs, 20Feb68-lMar68; CMC msg to CGIIIMAF, dtd 12 Mar 68, Doc No. 30, III MAF Incoming Msgs, 5-14 Mar68, and CGIIIMAF msg to CMC, dtd 30 Mar68, HQMC Msgs, Mar-Jun68.


10. Fails, Marines and Helicopters, pp. 112-13.


11. Marine Corps Bulletin 05400, dtd 8Mar68, Subj: Activation of Fleet Marine Force Aviation Units, Accession No. 127-74-63, Central Files Records, 1968, Box No. 13, File No. 5400 (lJan-30Apr68).


12. HML-367 ComdCs, Mar-Dec68; HML-167 ComdCs, Apr-Dec68; VMO-2 ComdCs, Jan-Dec68; VMO-6 ComdCs, Jan-Dec68; VMO-3 ComdC, Mar68; HQMC, Status of Forces, "Distribution of Aircraft, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific," p. 10-1, dtd 25Jan68 and 5Dec68; Smith, U.S. Marines in Vietnam, 1969, p. 238.


13. LtGen John J. Tolson, Airmobility, 1961-71 (Washington: Dept of the Army, 1973), passim.


14. BGen Henry Hise Itr to BGen A. J. Armstrong, dtd 13Mar68, Ltr No. 66, File A, 1968 Cor, McCutcheon Papers.


15. CGFMFPac msg to CMC, dtd 20Jun68, HQMC Msgs, Mar-Jun68.


16. Davis intvw, 2Feb77, pp. 49-51.


17. McCutcheon Itr to MajGen Charles Quilter, dtd 19Nov68, Ltr No. 39, File Q, 1968 Cor, McCutcheon Papers. To Keep the Mediums and Heavies Flying


18. Telfer, Rogers, and Fleming, U.S. Marines in Vietnam, 1967, pp. 210-11 and Fails, Marines and Helicopters, pp. 101-02, 121-24;


McCutcheon, "Marine Aviation in Vietnam, 1962-70," p. 145. See also McCutcheon, Memorandum for the Record, dtd 9Feb68, Subj:


Meeting with Mr. William Alien, President, The Boeing Company, Memos For the Record, 1966-68, McCutcheon Papers.


19. McCutcheon, "Marine Aviation in Vietnam, 1962-70," p. 145;


FMFPac, MarOpsV, Jul68, p. 71 and Dec68, p. 111.


20. McCutcheon to Norman Anderson dtd 27Feb68, Ltr No. 57 and Norman Anderson to McCutcheon, dtd 4Mar68 Ltr No. 61, File A, 1968 Cor, McCutcheon Papers.


21. Norman Anderson Irr to McCutcheon, dtd 4Mar68, Ltr No. 61, File A, 1968 Cor, McCutcheon Papers.


22. McCutcheon to LtGen V. H. Krulak, dtd 30Apr68, Ltr No. 42, File K, 1968 Cor, McCutcheon Papers, hereafter McCutcheon to Krulak, 30Apr68; FMFPac, MarOpsV, Aug68, p. 61.


23. FMFPac, MarOpsV, Dec68, p. 87; H. D. Hill draft Itr for MajGen Quilter to McCutcheon, n.d. [Nov-Dec68?], Reports and Letters, Jun-Dec68, Quilter Papers.


24. McCutcheon to Krulak, 30Apr68; MajGen C. J. Quilter to McCutcheon, dtd 10Aug68, Ltr No. 31, File Q, 1968 Cor, McCutcheon Papers; Helicopter Spare Parts Support, Tab A, Item 7, III MAF, Board Report for Utilization, Command and Control of III MAF Helicopter Assets (Youngdale Report), dtd 11 and 27Apr69 and 17May69, hereafter the entire report will be referred to as the Youngdale Report.


25. Helicopter Spare Parrs Support, Tab A, Item 7, Youngdale Report.


26. FMFPac, MarOpsV, Jan-Dec68 and 1st MAW ComdCs, Jan-Dec68. See especially FMFPac, MarOpsV, Mar68, p. 4 and 56-7; Jul68, p. 66;


Dec68, pp. 74 and 86-8; 1st MAW ComdC, Dec68, p. 10.


27 FMFPac, MarOpsV, Feb68, p. 76; Dec68, pp. 86-7. Another Look at Helicopter Air-Ground Relations


28. CGlstMAW msg to CGFMFPac, dtd 6Mar68, Doc No. 3, III MAF Incoming Msgs, 5-14Mar68; 1st MAW ComdC, Apr68, pp. 1-4 and 2-A; FMFPac, MarOpsV, Apr68, p. 62; Cushman intvw, Nov82, pp. 48-9; Col John E. Hansen, Comments on draft, dtd 17Nov94 (Vietnam Comment File).


29. Davis intvw, 2Feb77, pp. 72, 75-6.


30. Ibid., pp. 45-7.


31. Col William H. Dabney intvw, 20Mayl982, pp. 43^4 (Oral HistColl, MCHC). See also Col William H. Dabney, Comments on draft, n.d. [Dec94] (Vietnam Comment File).


32. MajGen Norman J. Anderson Itrs to McCutcheon, 12 and 19Jun68, Ltrs Nos. 79 and 83, File A, 1968 Cor, McCutcheon Papers.


33. MajGen Raymond G. Davis inrvws, dtd lJan69 and 7Apr69, pp. 294-5, 307-8 (Oral HistColl, MCHC); BGen Homer Dan Hill to MajGen Norman Anderson, dtd 2Oct68, Ltr No. 51, File H, 1968 Cor, McCutcheon Papers, hereafter Hill Itr, 2Oct68.


34. MajGen Raymond G. Davis intvw, dtd 7Apr69, pp. 308-09 (Oral HistColl, MCHC).


35. E. E. Anderson to McCutcheon, dtd 30Nov68, Ltr No. 104, File A, 1968 Cor, McCutcheon Papers; CGIIIMAF msg to CGFMFPac, dtd 19Dec68 and CGFMFPac msg to CGFMFPac, dtd 21 Dec68 (HQMC Msgs, 16Oct-Dec68).


36. McCutcheon to MajGen C. J. Quilter, dtd 27Aug68, Ltr No. 32, File Q, 1968 Cor, McCutcheon Papers; Hill Itr, 2Oct68. Last quote







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