This was the Visual Reconnaissance program. However, we did all of our
intel gathering with photos and were in direct support of the slow and fast facs.
We were not tasked by HHQ except for our take off times and area of operation.
"Atlanta" ops were initially in the "Steel
Tiger" area and then expanded to include RP 1-4 and I Corp in 1972.
"Bullwhip" ops were always in the "Barrell
Roll" Plain de Jars area. We flew 4 Atlanta sorties daily and 2
Bullwhip sorties. I flew in the program for 1 1/2 years and ran the
program for 1 year. My call sign was Bullwhip 27 initially and Atlanta 03
for the last year. We were brothers to the fast fac program and operated in the
same room with the Laredo Facs at Udorn. The program was in operation in
Jan of 71 when I got to Udorn and was still going when I left in Jan 73.
Bullwhip 27 / Atlanta 03