This is a searchable database of all the airfields in South Vietnam
from 1967 to 1973.
Awards & Decorations
Pat Hanavan and Peter Bird have now integrated the awards and
decorations data into the Roster database so that it can be searched and
kept up to date more easily. The first attempt at a search page is posted and can be accessed through the
History Index page.
Wayne Buser's extremely complete roster of all 307 Caribou aircraft
built by deHavilland has now been updated as of 6 September 2010. The link to this page can be found at the
bottom of the Aircraft Page.
New! — Forum
The forum section has been completely updated with new software and you
are encouraged to give it a try. In order to control the spam we
encountered last time around, you will have to register in order to
post. Please give it a try and post your comments!
The Roster is now updated through 7 May 2013.
Advance hotel information is posted
All the photos and the business meeting minutes are posted
The latest post is on 1 April 2013 with Dennis Christensen looking for
information of all kinds about his father who was shot down on a Dak
New information on Agent Orange exposure is posted as of 28
October 2010. This applies to everyone who served in Vietnam, not
This is new feature of the web site that will allow you to read the
formal motions and votes of the Board throughout the year.
November 2012 Newsletter
The November 2012 newsletter is now posted (15 December).
The Missing Man has been updated with Master Sergeant Bobby Pennington. (Updated
3 March 2013)
The latest photo update is from Ken Chrisman [535th, 1967],
who was the first USAF Caribou to be shot down.
Several new links to some C-141 sites have been added (17 May 2011).
Former C-141 Crew Dogs
For the many of you who are former C-141 crew members, there is a
great site at The C-141 Flying
Squadrons. Drop by and get on their roster!
Pat Hanavan has finished Volume I of his comprehensive history of C-7A
operations in Southeast Asia. Information is posted on the
The 537th may be deactivated at Elmendorf as early as
Attention Tiger Line!!
The 535th has been reactivated at Hickam AFB. More info
Attention Red Tails!!
Al Cunliffe has found the 458th alive and well and living at
What does the icon mean?
You will notice the following icon:
at the bottom of some pages. All this means is that I have brought the
page into full compliance with the W3C HTML 4.01 Transitional specification
in preparation for moving to XHTML 1.0 or perhaps HTML 5.
The Caribou Tax
Just to reiterate the plea in the newsletter, the Association needs your
support. If you are a member, please check the roster
and see if you are up to date. If the "Tax" date is
not "2013" or later, please get a check in the mail to Mike
Murphy. If you are not a member, please consider joining. We
welcome former Caribou people as voting members and anyone else who would
like to help support the Association as non-voting members. In
either case, you will receive the newsletter. Full information,
along with Mike's address is on the FAQ
A number of us are trying to compile historical information on the USAF
C-7A, C-7B, and its units (including training, AFRES, and ANG units).
The results of some of that work is to be found in our pages devoted to Caribou
units and aircraft squadron assignments. The information on
public web sources is limited, but we have a huge wealth of it in people's
heads. It sure would be nice if some of it could come this way.
We are particularly interested in nailing down the location history
of the Vietnam squadrons from 1 Jan 1967 and the aircraft tail numbers
assigned to each squadron. Following that, information on the Wing
and Squadron Commanders is needed. Until we can convince someone to
take on the role of Official Historian, forward any information you have
to your cantankerous Webmaster.