DC-130 / CH-3 / DRONE OPERATIONS – Vietnam
The drone operations in Vietnam were deployed to Bien Hoa in 1964 and originally assigned to the 4028th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing (SRW). Initial Drone Recovery was by the Army Sikorsky H-37’s but the search had already started for a more advanced heavy lift helicopter.
In Feb 1966 the 4080th SRW became the 100th SRW and the 4025th was renumbered the 350th SRS.
At the start, the OL-20 operations were based at two locations in Vietnam with the two DC-130A’s being at Bien Hoa and the two CH-3E helicopters at DaNang.CH-3E