FAC Call Signs 05/05/02, Rough

The purpose is to collect and make available info concerning FAC Operations in SEA. .  Please send any additions, corrections and comments or bitches to Larry Hughes larryh@w-link.net  or post them to the FACNET to keep the interest alive.  Corrections, additions, etc received from FACNET Members are in RED.

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Call Sign

A/C

Unit

Location

Mission

Comments

 

Aladdin (07) 0-2 19/22 TASS Binh Thuy, TSN Nighttime Delta Mission 
1969- 70 

 

Allen (06)

0-1

25 ARVN Div

Duc Hoa

FAC

Supported 5th SF Gp operations from their camp at Duc Hue, 1969 - 70

 

 

 

Andy (77)

0-1

22 TASS

Binh Thuy

FAC

1968 - 69 

 

 

 

Antar

0-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ascot

0-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aunt

0-2

 

 

FAC

 

 

 

 

Barky

0-2, 0V-10

20 TASS

Quang Tri

FAC

1st Bde, 5th Inv Div

 

 

 

Baron

0-1

21 TASS

Ban Me Thuot

FAC

 Phu Bon Prov, 1966 - 67

 

 

 

Bart

0-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beaver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bilk

0-1E/F/G

20 TASS

Camp Evans

FAC

101 Airborne Div, LZ Sally, I Corps between Hue & Quang Tri, 1967 - 68

 

 

 

Bird Dog

0-1

21 TASS

Quang Tri, Dong Ha

 

Support of ARVN,1966

 

 

 

Blind Bat

C-130

Click Here

Ubon

FAC

HCM Trail Flareship/FAC

 

 

 

Blueboy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bomber

0-1

 

Moc Hoa

 

44 Tactical  Zone

 

 

 

Boron

 0-2A

21 TASS 

Phan Thiet

 

 FAC Brigade Task Force South, 1/50th, 2/503, C75 Rangers 1969 - 70

 

 

 

Bronco

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bully

0-2

 

 

FAC

 

 

 

 

Butterfly

Various AAM a/c

Project 404

Laos

FAC

Non-Rated EM FACs, CCTs, Replaced by Ravens.1967

 

 

 

Cagey

0-1E/F, 0-2 A

21 TASS

Nha Trang  (2)

FAC

TASS Operations Staff, 1969

 

 

 

Cagey

0-1

21 TASS

 

 

Phu Bon Prov, Support of ARVN Units 1966 - 67

 

 

Candlestick UC-123K 606 SOS NKP
Carbon Outlaw II DASC 21 TASS Nha Trang '69 - '70

 

Chamba

0-1F

USMACTHAI/TLD

  Udorn

 

Project Flycatcher, 1973, Call Sign of Khmer AF FACs (see link). a/c were painted dark green and carried 2 FM radios

 

 

 

Charlie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chico

0-2

19 TASS

TSN

FAC

 

 

 

 

Chirp (95)
 (2)  (3)

19 TASS

Blackhorse

 DASC

TOC, 11th Armored Cav, 1966 - 67

 

 

 

Cider 

 

1s Bdge,  4 Inf Div

Dak To

FAC

 

 

 

  Cobra    19 TASS     25 ARVN Div, Jul 1966    
Cobra 01 0-1 19 TASS Duc Hoa 25th Div ALO
Cobra 02 0-1 19 TASS Duc Hoa 25th Div Asst ALO
Cobra 04 0-1 19 TASS Duc Hoa Hau Nghia Sector ALO
Cobra 11 0-1 19 TASS Tan An  Long An Sector ALO
Cobra 06 0-1 19 TASS Tay Ninh Tay Ninh Sector ALO, Attached to B-32, 5th SF Gp, 1965
Cobra 10 0-1 19 TASS Tan An Long An Sector FAC
Cobra 12 0-1 19 TASS Tan An Long An Sector FAC
Cobra 07 0-1 19 TASS Tay Ninh  Tay Ninh Sector FAC

 

Cookie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Copperhead     10 ARVN Div   Call Signs, Jul 1966    

 

Copperhead 01

0-1

19 TASS

 Xuan Loc

 

 10 Div ALO,

 

 

Copperhead 02 0-1 19 TASS Xuan Loc   10 Div Asst ALO,   
Copperhead 03 0-1 19 TASS Bien Hoa   Bien Hoa Sector FAC,   
Copperhead 05 0-1 19 TASS Xuan Loc   Long Kanh Sector FAC,   
Copperhead 06 0-1 19 TASS Baria Phuoc Tuy Sector FAC
Copperhead 07 0-1 19 TASS Ham Tan  Binh Tuy Sector FAC
Copperhead 08 0-1 19 TASS Baria Phuoc Tuy Sector FAC
Copperhead 09 0-1 19 TASS Xuan Loc 10 Div Asst ALO
Copperhead 11 0-1 19 TASS Xuan Loc  Long Khanh Sector FAC
Copperhead 12 0-1 19 TASS Bien Hoa   Bien Hoa Sector FAC
Copperhead 14 0-1 19 TASS Ham Tan  Binh Tuy Sector FAC

 

Cottonmouth

0-1

 19 TASS

Cu Chi

 

 25TH INFANTRY DIVISION (US), Jul 1966

 

 

Cottonmouth 1

0-1

 19 TASS

Cu Chi

25th Div ALO

Cottonmouth 2

0-1

 19 TASS

Cu Chi

Recce Ops

Cottonmouth 3

0-1

 19 TASS

Cu Chi

Fighter Ops

Cottonmouth 4

0-1

 19 TASS

Cu Chi

Airlift Ops

Cottonmouth 10

0-1

 19 TASS

Cu Chi

3/4 Cav FAC

Cottonmouth 11

0-1

 19 TASS

Cu Chi

1st Bde ALO

Cottonmouth 12

0-1

 19 TASS

Cu Chi

1st Bde Asst ALO

Cottonmouth 13

0-1

 19 TASS

Cu Chi

1st Bde FAC

Cottonmouth 14

0-1

 19 TASS

Cu Chi

1st Bde FAC

Cottonmouth 15

0-1

 19 TASS

Cu Chi

1st Bde FAC

Cottonmouth 21

0-1

 19 TASS

Cu Chi

2nd Bde ALO

Cottonmouth 22

0-1

 19 TASS

Cu Chi

2nd Bde Asst ALO

Cottonmouth 25

0-1

 19 TASS

Cu Chi

1/5 Mec FAC

Cottonmouth 23

0-1

 19 TASS

Cu Chi

1/27th FAC

Cottonmouth 61 

0-1

 19 TASS

Cu Chi

1/69 Arm FAC

 

Covey

0-1, 0-2,0V-10

20 TASS

Da Nang

FAC

 AO included NVN

 

Covey 2xx

0-2

20 TASS

Da Nang

FAC

VR-6 in Laos

 

Covey 5xx

0-2

20 TASS

Pleiku

FAC

VR-7 in Laos

 

Cricket

 

 

 

 

Listed on FACNET List but not FAC Call Sign.  Operations in Steel Tiger

 

Cutie

0-1E/F, 0-2A

21 TASS

Ninh Hoa, Phu Hiep, Don Ba Tinh

FAC

ROK, 29th White Horse Div
1968 – 69

 

Dart

0-2

 

 

 

 

David 12 0-1 19 TASS Bac Lieu FAC 69 - 70 
David 32 0-1 19 TASS Soc Trang FAC 69

 

David (36)

0-1E

22 TASS

Can Tho

FAC

1968 - 69 

 

Delta

0-2

 

Da Nang

FAC

Team B-52, Project DELTA support

 

Dora Corn (?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dragon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drama

0V-10

 

 

FAC

Australian

 

Eagle Red

 

 

 

 

 

  Easy   19 TASS  Tan Son Nhut   Capital Special Zone, Jul 1966

Easy 03

 0-1

  19 TASS

Tan Son Nhut

ALO

Easy 04

 0-1

  19 TASS

Tan Son Nhut

FAC

 

Easy 05

 0-1

  19 TASS

Tan Son Nhut

 

 FAC

 

Elliott

 

 20 TASS

Pleiku

FAC

 Kontum Prov

 

Filter

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gimpy

0-1

82 Airborne

Phu Loi

FAC

 

 

Golf

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gombey

0-1

23 TASS

NKP

FAC

Changed to Nail ?

 

Guilt

 

 

 

 

 

  Habu 1st Austrailian  Task Force  Personnel, July 1966
Habu 01 0-1 1st ATF Vung Tau 1st ATF ALO
Habu 02 0-1 1st ATF Vung Tau FAC
Habu 03 0-1 1st ATF Vung Tau FAC
Habu 04 0-1 1st ATF Vung Tau FAC
Habu 05 0-1 1st ATF Vung Tau FAC

 

Hammer

0-2 , OV-10

23 TASS

Quang Tri

FAC

Lam Son 719, Laos, Apr ‘71

 

Head Beagle

0-2A

19 TASS

Di An

FAC

During Cambodia, handed fighters off from DASC to FACs

 

Headhunter

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helix

0-2 , 0V-10

20 TASS

Chu Lai

FAC

Americal Div

 

Herb

 0-1

21 TASS

 

FAC

 1st ARVN Ranger, Phu Bon Prov

 

Herb

0-1

21 TASS

 

 

PhuBon Prov
1966 -67

 

Hound Dog

0-1E

 

 

FAC

Tiger Hound FAC Mar 66

 

Hunt

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hussey

U-17

 

 

 

 

 

Idaho Bravo

0-1

Farmgate

Bien Hoa

FAC

1963

 

Issue

 0-1, OV-10

 19 TASS

Cu Chi, Dau Tieng, Tay Ninh

FAC

 US 25 Inf Div. Convoy cover, air strikes, VR, ALO

 

Jade

 0-1, 0-2

1 Aussie Task Force

Nui Dat, Vung Tau

FAC

 Operated 0-1s until 1968, then 0-2s in Phuoc Tuy Prov

Jake (44) 0-1E 2nd ARVN Div Quang Ngai FAC 1966 - 67
Mo Duc, Budda Mtn and others

 

Jake

0-2

20 TASS

 

FAC

2nd ARVN Div

 

Kenny (07)

0-1

22 TASS

Xuan Loc

FAC

 

 

Kingsnake

 

 Field 

Force Vietnam

II

Personnel, Jul 1966

Kingsnake 01 0-1 19 TASS Long Binh FFV II ALO
Kingsnake 02 0-1 19 TASS Long Binh FFV II Asst ALO

 

Little Puff

0-1

 

 

FAC

M-60 mounted in back seat

 

Lopez

O-2A

20 TASS

Pleiku

FAC

51st ARVN Regiment , 1st ARVN Ranger Gp, RF/PF Ops, 5th SFGp (Thuong Duc and Marine units Quang Nam Prov. 1968 –69

 

Lover

 

 

 

 

I don’t believe this one

 

Measures

 

 

 

FAC

 

 

Mike

0-2A

20 TASS

Pleiku

FAC

SF, Prairie Fire support

 

Nail *

0-1, 0-2, OV-10

23 TASS

NKP

FAC

Laos, Steel Tiger, North Vietnam

 

Nile

0-2A

19 TASS

Bien Hoa 

 

 11 Armored Cav Reg., 1970

 

Panther

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pen

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pretzel (45)

OV-10

19 TASS

Quan Loi

FAC

5 SF Gp, Salem House, Zone Charlie

Pretzel

0-2A

19 / 21 TASS

Tan Son Nhut
Bien Hoa

 

Python

 0-1

 19 TASS

 

 

 173rd Airbore Brigade, Jul 1966

Python 01 0-1 19 TASS Bien Hoa 173rd Abn Bde ALO
Python 03 0-1 19 TASS Bien Hoa 173rd Abn Bde Asst ALO
Python 05 0-1 19 TASS Bien Hoa 173rs Abn Bde FAC
Python 04 0-1 19 TASS Bien Hoa 173rd Abn Bde FAC
Python 07 0-1 19 TASS Bien Hoa 173rd Abn Bde FAC
Python 06 0-1 19 TASS Bien Hoa 173rd Abn Bde FAC

 

Quail

0-1

 

 

FAC

 

 

Ragged Scooper

0-1

3/25 Inf Bde

II Corps

FAC

 

 

Rake

0-2A

19 / 21 TASS

Long Tanh 

 

 Royal Thai Army

 

 

Rash (3x)

0V-10

19 TASS

Quan Loi

FAC

3 Bdge, 1st Cav, 1970

 

Rash

0-2

 21 TASS

Tan Son Nhut

 

 3/1 CAV, East of Bien Hoa, Aug '71

 

Rash

0-1

 

Quang Tri South, Camp Evans

 

  1967 - 68

 

Raven

0-1

56 SOW     Det 1

Laos

FAC

Under direct of US Ambassador, VTN, thru AIRA US Embassy,  272.7

 

Red Marker

O-1D/E

TACC 

Duc Hoa Long An TSN

FAC

ARVN Airborne Div  1964  - Feb 67

  Red Marker 0-1 19 TASS TSN   ARVN Airborn Brigade, Jul 1966
Red Marker 01 0-1 19 TASS TSN ARVN Abn Bde ALO
Red Marker 02 0-1 19 TASS TSN ARVN Abn Bde Asst ALO
Red Marker 03 0-1 19 TASS TSN ARVN Abn Bde FAC
Red Marker 04 0-1 19 TASS TSN ARVN Abn Bde FAC
Red Marker 05 0-1 19 TASS TSN ARVN Abn Bde FAC

 

Ringo

OV-10

19 TASS

Quan Loi

FAC

5 SF Gp, Salem House, Zone Charlie

 

Rod

0-1

19 TASS

Phu Loi, Binh Long Prov

 

5th ARVN Div, Oct 1966

 

Rustic

0-2 / 0V-10

19 TASS

Bien Hoa

FAC

Cambodia,  359.9 / 272.8

Rustic 0V-10 Ubon FAC Transferred from Bien Hoa Oct 1971
Rustic 0V-10  Da Nang  FAC FOL established during the Easter Offensive

 

Sidewinder

0-1

19 TASS

Bien Hoa

FAC

Initial FAC Unit activated in SEA, 11 Nov 65

 

Sidewinder

0V-10

19 Tass

Tay Ninh

FAC

1 Bde, 1 Cav

  Sidewinder 0-1 19 TASS     1ST INFANTRY DIVISION (US), jUL 1966
Sidewinder 01 0-1 19 TASS Di An 1st Div ALO
Sidewinder 02 0-1 19 TASS Di An Airlift Ops Officer
Sidewinder 03 0-1 19 TASS Di An Recon Officer
Sidewinder 04 0-1 19 TASS Di An Fighter Ops Officer
Sidewinder 10 0-1 19 TASS Phu Loi ALO/FAC 1/4 Cav
Sidewinder 11 0-1 19 TASS Phuoc Vinh 1st Bde ALO
Sidewinder 12 0-1 19 TASS Phuoc Vinh 1st Bde Asst ALO
Sidewinder 13 0-1 19 TASS Phuoc Vinh 1/28th Battalion FAC
Sidewinder 14 0-1 19 TASS Phuoc Vinh 1/26th Battalion FAC
Sidewinder 15 0-1 19 TASS Phuoc Vinh 1/2 Battalion FAC
Sidewinder 21 0-1 19 TASS Bien Hoa 2nd Brigade ALO
Sidewinder 22 0-1 19 TASS Bien Hoa 2nd Brigade Asst ALO
Sidewinder 23 0-1 19 TASS Bien Hoa 2/18 Battalion FAC
Sidewinder 24 0-1 19 TASS Bien Hoa 2/16 Battalion FAC
Sidewinder 25 0-1 19 TASS Bien Hoa 1/18 Battalion FAC
Sidewinder 31 0-1 19 TASS Lai Khe 3rd Brigade ALO
Sidewinder 32 0-1 19 TASS Lai Khe 3rd Brigade Asst ALO
Sidewinder 33 0-1 19 TASS Lai Khe 2/28th Bn FAC
Sidewinder 34  0-1 19 TASS Lai Khe 1/16th  Bn FAC
Sidewinder 35   0-1 19 TASS Lai Khe 2/2nd Bn FAC

 

Sleepy Time

0-2

23 TASS

NKP

FAC

Nighttime Trail FAC   66 - 70

 

Sleepy Time

0-2

19 TASS

TSN

FAC

Nighttime rocket cap for Saigon  70 - 

 

Slugger

OV-10

19 TASS

Di An

FAC

lst Div (Big Red One)

 

Smokey

0-1

 

 

 

SF Det B-36, 1968

 

Snake

0-1E

20 TASS

Khe Sanh

FAC

Project Delta

 

Snap

0-2A

 

 

 

 

 

Snoopy

0-1

 

 

 

 

 

Snort

0V-10

 

 

 

 

 

Snug

 

 

 

 

 

Solid 0-1 Cao Lanh 15th ARVN Regiment (9th Div), Kien Phong Prov, IV Corps 1964 - 65

 

Spaf

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spat 07

 0-2

19 TASS

Binh Thuy, TSN

 

Night Mission, 1969 - 70 

Spare Looter Ground HF/SSB net 20 TASS DaNang, Pleiku, TSN FAC related 1967 - 68

 

Speedy

0-2

20 TASS

Pleiku

FAC

Interdiction mission, HCM Trail

 

Spike

0V-10

 

 

FAC

 

 

Sundog

0-2

19 TASS

TSN

FAC

275.1

 

Tally Ho

0-2A        
F-100F

20TASS         
37 TFW

Dong Ha    
Phu Cat

FAC

RP -1,  0-2 Western Mountains                         F-100 Eastern Flatlands

 

Tamale

  0-1

19 TASS

  Dong Tam

FAC

  US 9 Inf Div, 1969

  Tangerine   19 TASS Bien Hoa   III Corps DASC
Tangerine 01 0-1 19 TASS Bien Hoa Dept Director, III DASC
Tangerine 02 0-1 19 TASS Bien Hoa III Corps ALO
Tangerine 03 0-1 19 TASS
Bien Hoa
Asst Deputy Director, III DASC
Tangerine 04 0-1 19 TASS Bien Hoa Intel Officer
Tangerine 05 0-1 19 TASS Bien Hoa Asst Intel Officer
Tangerine 06 0-1 19 TASS Bien Hoa Recon Officer
Tangerine 07 0-1 19 TASS Bien Hoa Duty Officer
Tangerine 08 0-1 19 TASS Bien Hoa III Corps FAC
Tangerine 09 0-1 19 TASS Bien Hoa Duty Officer
Tangerine 10 0-1 19 TASS Bien Hoa Asst Intel Officer
Tangerine 15 Ground Ops 19 TASS Phu Loi 5th ARVN Div ALO
Tangerine 26 Ground Ops 19 TASS Tay Ninh SF Det B-32
Tangerine 27 Ground Ops 19 TASS Duc Hoa SF Det B-35
Tangerine 29 Ground Ops 19 TASS Loc Ninh
Tangerine 31 Ground Ops 19 TASS Song Be SF Det B-34 Phuoc Long Povince ALO
Tangerine 33 Ground Ops 19 TASS Hon Quan SF Det B-31
Typhoon Mike Ground Ops 19 TASS SF C-4  III Corps Mike Force

 

Thirsty

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tiger Hound

0-1/ A-1E

 

 

FAC

 

 

Tilley

0-2A

19 TASS

Binh Thuy

 

River Convoy Support

 

Togo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tonto

0-1

21 TASS

Nha Trang

FAC

173 Airborne

 

Toy

0-1

19 TASS

Di An

FAC

 lst Inf Div

 

Trail

0-1, 0-2

20 TASS

Quang Tri/Hue

FAC

lst ARVN Div , 1966 -71.Switched from 0-1s to 0-2s over 68 thru early 69 period

 

Tum

0-2

 

Phu Cat

FAC

 

 

Tum

0-1E

20 TASS

Qui Nhon

 

ROK Capitol Div (Tiger)

 

Typhoon

0-1E

20 TASS

Tay Ninh

FAC

Project Delta

Vampire 0-1
  Viper   19 TASS 5th ARVN DIV   July 1966
Viper 01 0-1 19 TASS Phu Loi 5th Div ALO
Viper 02A 0-1 19 TASS Phu Loi 5th Div Asst ALO
Viper 02 0-1 19 TASS Phu Loi 5th Div Asst ALO
Viper 03 0-1 19 TASS Phu Loi Binh Duong Sector ALO
Viper 05 0-1 19 TASS Hon Quan  Binh Long Sector ALO

 

Viper 07

0-1

19 TASS

Song Be

 

 Phuoc Long Sector FAC

Viper 08 0-1 19 TASS Hon Quan Binh Long Sector FAC/VR Pilot
Viper 09 0-1 19 TASS Song Be Phuoc Long Sector FAC
Viper 10  0-1 19 TASS Phu Loi Binh Duong FAC/VR Pilot

 

Walt

01-E

21 TASS

Ban Me Thuot
Gia Ngia

FAC

Sector FAC, western II Corps
1968

 

Wetback

 

Project 404

Laos

FAC

Original name of Butterflies. Changed as “illegals” on the wrong side of the river, just didn’t work.

 

Wire

 

 

 

 

 

 

X-Ray 0-1

0-2A, OV-10

19/21 TASS

Bien Hoa

 

 Bob Thomas, Flight Surgeon 19/ 21 TASS, 1970 - 71

 

Zipgun

OV-10

 23 TASS

U-Tapao

 

 Cambodian Military Region 3 

 

 

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