usa 40th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron

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40th ARRS :


40th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron

40 ARRS was active from September 1967 to January 1976 serving during the Vietnam War.

Det.3 : Homestead AFB : 1974-1977 UH-1N
Det.4 : Hill AFB : 1981 UH-1N
Det.6 : Holloman AFB : 1978-1981 UH-1N
Det.10 : Aviano AFB : ??-1974 HH-1H
Det.18 : Plattsburgh AFB : 1980-1984
Det.22 : Mountain Home AFB : ??-1988
Det.24 : Fairchild AFB : ??-1988

Kaman HH-43F Huskie forward operating bases:

Det.1 RAF Alconbury, UK
Det.2 RAF Upper Heyford, UK
Det.3 RAF Lakenheath, UK
Det.4 Ramstein AB, West Germany
Det.5 Hahn AB, West Germany
Det.6 Incirlik AB, Turkey
Det.7 Torrejon AB, Spain
Det.8 Bitburg AB, West Germany
Det.9 RAF Wethersfield, UK
Det.10 Aviano AB, Italy
Det.12 RAF Woodbridge, UK
Det.13 Spangdahlem AB, West Germany
Det.15 Zaragoza AB, Spain

Hill AFB Det 4 40th ARRS / 39 ARRW I flew the UH-1N from Feb81/May82
Holloman AFB Det 6 40th ARRS flew the UH-1N 1985-1987. We received some TDY (Temporary Duty Assignment) to the Bahamas
Plattsburgh AFB Det 18 40th ARRS, I was in this squadron from 1980 - 1983
1980-1984 Det 18, 40 ARRS Plattsburgh, NY
Mountain Home AFB Det 22 40th ARRS, until 1988 we had 3 UH-1N helicopters tail numbers 68-10776, 69-6602 and 69-6615

Fairchild AFB Det 24 40th ARRS (Save) was active till Jan 1988 then was reassigned to the 37 ARRS (Beaver) AC at location on Jan 1988 all UH-1N 69-6646 -6641, -6640, -6648, -6666.
I was assigned to 37 ARRS, Det.10, FE Warren AFB, then to 40th ARRS first Det.22, Mt Home AFB, then Det.4, Hill AFB, then to the Headquarters at Hill. First RDF deployment for the 40th took place at Mt Home under the maintenance supervision of MSgt Richard Henderson.

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1975/76TH KhoratVTUN
1971/75TH Nakhon PhanomVTUW
1967/71TH Udorn Air BaseVTED


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1970/75S-65 H-53
1970/74HH-1H Iroquois
1967/76S-61 H-3
1967/75H-43 Huskie

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