(Version 3) All Flights into Vietnam by 41 Squadron RNZAF 1 December 1962 - 21 April 1975 Issued October 2017.xlsx
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This is 'Scotty's List' Version 3 (V3) (Issued October 2017)
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Please read the 'Background' notes and notes on the 'Content and Construction of these Version 3 spreadsheets'
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Background
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Scotty's V3 List is the result of 7 years of research to find the missing Ground Crew Servicemen of 41 Squadron RNZAF that served in the Vietnam War alongside Air Crew. This Version 3 extends the initial 10 year period covered by this research to 13 years and identifies the names and ranks of 137 Ground Crew Servicemen that flew into the Vietnam War between 1 December 1962 (the date from which the New Zealand General Service Medal 1992 Warlike [Vietnam] applies) and 21 April 1975 when the last Bristol Freighter flew out of Saigon. Most of these 137 Ground Crew have yet to receive medallic recognition for their service and/or confirmation of their status as Vietnam Veterans. Many have sought recognition but have been turned away by NZDF for lack of evidence of their flights into Vietnam. Scotty's V3 List provides that evidence. This research pulls together and overlays records from a number of authenticated sources: 1. The 41 Squadron Unit Histories (sometimes referred to as the Unit Diaries). 2. The Flight Log Books of 46 Air Crew Captains and Pilots that flew in Vietnam, and 3. The Flight Authorisation Books that cover the early period of 41 Squadron's involvement in the Vietnam War from 1 December 1962 up to 31 March 1965.
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Notes on the content and construction of Version 3
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1. Entries cover a 13 year period of the Vietnam War from 1 December 1962 to 21 April 1975 when the last Bristol Freighter 5907 flew out of Vietnam.
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The entries here come from a number of different sources depending upon their date:
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(a) Entries between 1 December 1962 (i.e. the date from which the NZGSM 1992 Warlike (Vietnam) applies) and 1 April 1965 are drawn from two sources:
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(i) The 41 Squadron Official Unit Histories which are held at Archives NZ Wellington, and
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(ii) The 41 Squadron Flight Authorisation Books for the period 1 Dec 1962 - 31 March 1965. The Authorisation Books are at RNZAF Archives Wigram.
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NB. Where the Flight Authorisation Books amend or add to the Unit History records these amendments are shown in the spreadsheet in italics
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as well as highlighted with the 'brown' fill colour shown here. Every amendment is detailed in the References Spreadsheet (References tab below)
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(b) Entries between 1 April 1965 and 21 April 1975 are also drawn from two sources:
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(iii) The 41 Squadron Official Unit Histories held at Archives NZ Wellington, and
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(iv) The Air Crew Flight Logs of many (46) but not all Air Crew that flew into Vietnam between 1 April 1965 and 21 April 1975.
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[NB.The Flight Authorisation Books for the period 1 April 1965 through to 21 April 1975 are missing…presumed lost].
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NB. Where Air Crew Flight Logs amend or add to the Unit History records these amendments are also shown in the spreadsheet in italics as well as
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highlighted with the 'brown' fill colour shown here. Every amendment is detailed in the References Spreadsheet (see References tab below)
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2. A list of the 46 Air Crew that contributed Flight Log information is shown at the beginning of the 'References' Section. See the References Tab Below.
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3. For every amendment the source and an explanation of the amendment are given chronologically in the 'References' worksheet.
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4. The columns on the right of this spreadsheet showing 'Landings and sequence of Landings' records the Vietnam landings only, even though the overall
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route flown may have included Hong Kong, Bangkok, Manila etc. See the comments column for clarification on the route.
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5. Acknowledgements are included at the beginning of the References Spreadsheet.
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This Version 3 research was undertaken by Douglas (Scotty) Wingfield
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You can contact Scotty at: wingfield.douglas@gmail.com or write to PO Box 33134 Christchurch 8244 NZ
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Total Flights into Vietnam
572
Total Landings in Vietnam
1979
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*Dec-1962
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CrewLandings and Sequence of Landings
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Date in
Date out
No Crew 1Crew 2 Crew 3Crew 4Crew 5 Crew 6
Crew 7
Crew 8
Crew 9
From 12345678To
Comments
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* NB. The New Zealand General Service Medal 1992 Warlike (Vietnam Clasp) applies from 1 Dec - 1962. However, there were no Vietnam Flights recorded for December 1962.
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1963
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CrewLandings and Sequence of Landings
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Date in
Date out
No Crew 1Crew 2 Crew 3Crew 4Crew 5 Crew 6
Crew 7
Crew 8
Crew 9
From 12345678To
Comments
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There were no Vietnam Flights recorded for January 1963
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CrewLandings and Sequence of Landings
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Date in
Date out
No Crew 1Crew 2 Crew 3Crew 4Crew 5 Crew 6
Crew 7
Crew 8
Crew 9
From 12345678To
Comments
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11/2/6313/2/635903Wood S/L
Brown Flt Lt
Greer Flt Lt
Mileman F/O
Loughead Flt Lt
May Sgt
McIntyre M/E
Changi
Da Nang
Saigon
Changi
Via HK. (Da Nang recorded as Tourane)
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15/2/6321/2/635902Lack Flt Lt
Stewart F/O,
Pennell Flt Lt
Ramsay F/O
Willis F/OBlack Sgt
Norris Cpl
Tolhurst LAC
Anderson W/O
Changi
Da Nang
Saigon
ChangiVia Japan
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2224
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Total Flights
Landings
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CrewLandings and Sequence of Landings
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Date in
Date out
No Crew 1Crew 2 Crew 3Crew 4Crew 5 Crew 6
Crew 7
Crew 8
Crew 9
From 12345678To
Comments
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5/3/637/3/635911Lack Flt Lt
Cranfield Flt Lt
Webster Flt Lt
Newman M/S
McIntyre M/E
Macks LAC
Changi
Da Nang
SaigonChangi
Via HK. (Da Nang recorded as Tourane)
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21/3/6323/3/635909
Brown Flt Lt
Greer Flt Lt
May Sgt
McIntyre M/E
Williams Sgt
Sullivan Flt Lt
Changi
Da Nang
SaigonChangi
Via HK. (Da Nang recorded as Tourane)
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27/3/6329/3/635909
Cranfield Flt Lt
Pennell Flt Lt
Willis F/O
Keatley F/S
Williams Sgt
Sowry Cpl
Simons LAC
Tru SIG
Wing SIG LDR
Changi
Da Nang
SaigonChangi
Via HK. (Da Nang recorded as Tourane)
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3336
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Total Flights
Landings
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CrewLandings and Sequence of Landings
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Date in
Date out
No Crew 1Crew 2 Crew 3Crew 4Crew 5 Crew 6
Crew 7
Crew 8
Crew 9
From 12345678To
Comments
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4/4/636/4/635909Jenks F/ODay F/O
Ramsay F/O
Amodeo Sgt
Williams Sgt
Tebbs LAC
Ockwell LAC
Changi
Da Nang
Saigon
Changi
Via HK. (Da Nang recorded as Tourane)
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8/4/6315/4/635911Lack Flt Lt
Webster Flt Lt
May Sgt
McIntyre M/Eng
Korat Saigon
Qui Nhon
Saigon
Da Nang
Saigon
Qui Nhon
Landings contd next line
NZ MPs tour SVN
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ContinuedHue
Da Lat
Saigon
Korat
Da Nang landing is recorded as Tourane
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17/4/6319/4/635903Wood S/L
South W/Cdr (RAF)
Mileman F/O
Bracefield F/O
Draper Sgt
Keatley F/S
Williams Sgt
Holmes Cpl
Mansfield LAC
Changi
Da Nang
Saigon
Changi
Via HK. (Da Nang recorded as Tourane)
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24/4/6326/4/635906
Brown Flt Lt
Pollard S/L
Webster Flt Lt
Greer Flt Lt
Willis F/O
Rameka M/S
Black Sgt
Marr Flt Lt (A&S EQ)
Changi
Da Nang
Saigon
ChangiVia HK
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Total Flights
Landings
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CrewLandings and Sequence of Landings
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Date in
Date out
No Crew 1Crew 2 Crew 3Crew 4Crew 5 Crew 6
Crew 7
Crew 8
Crew 9
From 12345678To
Comments
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31/5/632/6/635909Lack Flt Lt
Wood Flt Lt
Loughead Flt Lt (Nav Checker)
Ramsay F/O
Newman M/S
Elford LAC
Downs LAC
Harris F/O (14 Sqn)
Changi
Da Nang
Saigon
Changi
Via HK. (Da Nang recorded as Tourane)
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1112
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Total Flights
Landings
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CrewLandings and Sequence of Landings
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Date in
Date out
No Crew 1Crew 2 Crew 3Crew 4Crew 5 Crew 6
Crew 7
Crew 8
Crew 9
From 12345678To
Comments
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There were no Vietnam Flights recorded for June 1963
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CrewLandings and Sequence of Landings
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Date in
Date out
No Crew 1Crew 2 Crew 3Crew 4Crew 5 Crew 6
Crew 7
Crew 8
Crew 9
From 12345678To
Comments
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26/7/6326/7/635910Lack Flt Lt
Collins Flt Lt
Pennell Flt Lt
Oxenham F/O
Draper F/S
Senior F/S
Williams Sgt
McKenzie (Petty Officer)
Changi
Qui Nhon
Saigon
Changi
NZ Commission Special
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29/7/6331/7/635906
Wood Flt Lt
Wright F/O
Pennell Flt Lt
Bracefield F/O
Senior F/S
Amodeo Sgt
Black Sgt
Loughead Flt Lt (Nav Checker)
Changi
Da Nang
Saigon
Changi
Via HK. (Da Nang recorded as Tourane)
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2224
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Total Flights
Landings
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CrewLandings and Sequence of Landings
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Date in
Date out
No Crew 1Crew 2 Crew 3Crew 4Crew 5 Crew 6
Crew 7
Crew 8
Crew 9
From 12345678To
Comments
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7/8/639/8/635909Wood S/L
Wright F/O
Mileman Flt Lt
Doyle F/O
Rameka M/S
McIntyre M/E
Anderson W/O
Hill LAC
Changi
Da Nang
Saigon
Changi
Via HK. (Da Nang recorded as Tourane)
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19/8/6321/8/635906
Cranfield Flt Lt
Collins Flt Lt
Greer Flt Lt
Rameka M/S
Williams Sgt
Day LAC
McCullough LAC
Changi
Da Nang
Saigon
Changi
Via HK. (Da Nang recorded as Tourane)
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2224
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Total Flights
Landings
100
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