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ONA stories by Al Quack
My ONA and Other
Aviation Experiences
by Al Quack


ONA VIETNAM COLLECTION

Vietnam 1969 - 1971








Camh Ranh Bay 1969


Al in ONA uniform 1966


Cockpit of ONA N864 DC-8-63


Vietnam
Camh Ranh Bay and Da Nang

Based in Tokyo

The ONA crews were temporarily based in Japan for the Vietnam round trip flights out of Tokyo. Flights could i e originate from McGuire NJ with a brief layover / change of crews at Anchorage Alaska. The incoming crews would have a layover in Tokyo, as the Japan stationed crews took over shuttling from i e Tachikawa AFB outside Tokyo to Vietnamese destinations. This was a civil operation performed during full war and the support from the supplemental aviation such as ONA, was of course mandatory. The troops flew in as boys with comic books and came back out as somber men. One evening we were departing Bien Hoa Air Base north of Saigon, when we were told that we would have to hold our Take-Off, till they got in contact with our artillery. They needed to have them cease fire, till we could get airborne, as they were shooting across our departure route. I have misplaced my logbook that covered this time period, so I donít have any exact dates or crew information on these flights. Camh Ranh Bay 1969


Da Nang AFB Vietnam 1971



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