Dustoffs at Night

By David Freeman By late 1971, the American Dustoff crews in the Delta had transferred the bulk of the daytime ARVN medevac support to the Vietnamese Air Force (VNAF). The VNAF medevac pilots, despite their vast flight experience, were not inclined to fly at night. The 57th Medical Detachment continued to fly night medevac missions… Continue reading Dustoffs at Night

Vietnam Delta Photos

Various photos from around the Vietnam Delta. These were all taken by David Freeman during his tour from October 1971 until September 1972.

Navy Binh Thuy Photos

Navy Binh Thuy was created as a base for US Navy River Patrol Boat (PBR) Operations on the Bassac River. It is located just a few miles west of Can Tho. The base grew to become home to the Black Ponies (VAL-4), Seawolves (HAL-3), Third Surg Hospital (M.A.S.H.), US Army Engineers, and Delta Dustoff (57th… Continue reading Navy Binh Thuy Photos

Loss of Dustoff 71

(Story) On the night of October 13, 1971, the crew of Dustoff 71 crashed in the Seven Sisters Mountain region in far western IV Corps. All aboard perished. These were the last casualties of the 57th Med Detachment during the Vietnam war. Lost in that crash were CW2 Ronald Schulz, WO1 John Chrin, SP4 Michael… Continue reading Loss of Dustoff 71

C.J. Monlezun Photos

This gallery consists of photos taken by WO1 C.J. Monlezun in and around Navy Binh Thuy during his tour with the 57th Medical Detachment – 1970-1971