This is an index of squadron histories of the 504th Tactical Air Support Group
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Squadron History Archives


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During the war in South East Asia, an individual Forward Air Controller would normally be assigned to a Tactical Air Support Squadron (TASS).  The squadrons were subordinate units of the 504th Tactical Air Support Group.  The Rustics and the Ravens were different.  They were not part of the 504th, they took their orders from the White House and the State Department.  They were the FACs of the secret wars in Cambodia and Laos.

The war in Southeast Asia was fought by real people and they have history that includes their emotions, details not recorded elsewhere, and humor. In an effort not to lose this valuable insight we are stashing it here.
 


Press the squadron name or patch to call that squadron's story.
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First FACs
19th TASS
20th TASS
21st TASS
22nd TASS





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23rd TASS
Rustics at 23rd

Rustics at Ubon
Ravens


Essays, Reports and Writings on FAC Activities
Life in the War Zone, Chuck Galbach's Tour

Reflection's on a FAC's year.
FAC  Rescue Mission in Laos

SOG Team rescue deep in Laos.
Air-Support, Cambodian Invasion

CHECO Report on Cambodian Invasion.




Books By and About Forward Air Controllers
A Certain Brotherhood
JIMMIE H.BUTLER 
 Vipor 7
CHARLIE POCOCK
Quoth the Raven
JIM ROPER
The Rescue of Bat 21
DARRELL WHITCOMB
DaNang Diary
TOM YARBOROUGH
Cleared Hot, Volumes 1, 2  & 3

The FACs of the War in Southeast Asia



The Texas Tech University has a wealth of information about the Vietnam War and seeks inputs from all who were there. Oral Histories






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