The history of all 7 DASF units is now under underway. If you were a member of any of the 7 different DASF units - we would like to hear from you. There were a total of Seven Direct Air Support Flights (DASF Units). Anyone whom was assigned to any of the other Seven DASF Units through out the PACAF Theater that would like to send information to me to include, please feel free to do so. Also, include the air base use for your operations and your parent command. At this time there is virtually no history of these seven DASF units recorded in any of the military archives.
The above link will take you to where all of our efforts on getting information on the units, especially the 4th DASF takes place. It has proven that the unit/s for the most part have no History, Day Logs or Morning Reports, TDY logs, Personal records, or any other important information that one would have expected to have been kept on file.
As such we are seeking any and all information about all of the Direct Air Support Flight. If you can help with this information, please contact us at the email at the bottom of this page and let us know what you have of offer.
Those airman that have submitted pictures will find them under their name and the DASF unit that they were assigned to at that time.
Some pictures are from both their home base and while they were stationed (PCS or TDY) in Vietnam, others are while they were only in Vietnam. Time period is from 1964 - 1975 and or later.
Please make all picture scans in *.TIFF format only and at high DPI (200 or higher for pictures and 600 for slides) if you do not have Photoshop. If you have Photoshop please save in *.PSD format, provide the necessary text and names of personal for each picture, date and location of the picture if possible. Place all information that you wish to provide on CD(s), giving your name, rank, and position within this unit at the time the pictures were taken, current mailing address, phone number etc. and mail to Robin Michael, 312 Turn Again Lane, Tryon, NC 28782. Should you wish to have the CD(s) or other information returned, please indicate so.
If you have any question on this, please Email : firstname.lastname@example.org and put DASF in the subject line so the spammer won't trap your email.
the 4 Direct Air Support Flight
Shown below are the results from my request from the USAF and other Military Archives for information on the 4th DASF and their replies. I also sent a request to Osan AB and the reply was no records or history for this unit. As you see, it seems that no one at PACAF Headquarters bother to keep records on the 4th DASF either. Since the 4th DASF was a Tenant Unit assigned to the 314th Air Division staying at Osan AB, South Korea; Osan AB did not keep any records of our unit as we were considered not a part of the base structure. The 4th DASF was dispatched through out South Korea, including along the Korea DMZ and to South Vietnam with the Korean Tiger Division. We were always sent as TDY by / from PACAF Headquarters in Hawaii. To date no one has found anything on the 4th DASF in the way of a Personnel Rosters, Unit History, Commanders, First Sergeants or other support personnel, plus no Morning Reports have been located. Anyone out there with any information on the 4th DASF, please forward it to me ASAP.
Request No. 17108, rec'd. 12-AUG-2002
[X] 2. Materials and information requested
cannot be provided because it is not in our collection.
James S. Howard Archivist
Dear Mr. Michael:
This in reply to your inquiry concerning rosters of the 4th Direct Air Support Flight stationed at Osan, Korea.
The history of the 4th Direct Air Support Flight (DASF) contains no rosters of either deployed personnel or personnel in the organization at Osan. The history does mention that personnel were deployed to Vietnam up to 120 days, that during the first half of 1966 the 4th DASF was authorized and assigned 29 personnel.
The history also lists a number of exercises with the U.S. Army , FROKA, ROK Marines and the ROKAF during the first half of 1966 including Nightmare Oscar, Nightmare Tango and the weekly and bi-weekly Rock Wall and Kooni Range but again no rosters or names are provided.
Air Force History Support Office
Dear Mr. Michael:
Thank you for your information concerning the 4th DASF. Unfortunately, we cannot be of any help in your additional request for information. Neither the 4th or the 2nd DASF histories contain names or lists of names of individuals assigned nor are there any awards, promotion lists or TDY orders that would identify individuals by name and serial number.
Request No. 18071, rec'd. 24-SEP-2002
1. There as a possibility that
the National Personnel Records Center may have a roster.
2. The 4th Direct Air Support Flight was simply inactivated, 16 August 1968 (DAF OMO Letter 961n, 16 August 1968). The mission seems to have been taken up in Vietnam by the 504th Tactical Air Support Group and its subordinate units. I have included a computer printout describing documents that are available and that might include the information that you are looking for (18071 michael 1.doc) and instructions for ordering copies.
3. I have included another computer printout describing documents that contain information regarding the 4th Direct Air Support Flight (18071 michael 2.doc). I strongly suspect that these are the documents that Ms Adamoyurka referred to as "the histories of the 4th Direct Air Support Flight." I have been unable to locate any other "histories" for the 4th Direct Air Support Flight.
4. We do not have any information on the airmen.
5. We do not have accident reports later than 1954. You should contact the Air Force Safety center for the accident report. <http://safety.kirtland.af.mil/AFSC/RDBMS/Legal/index.html>
6. It is possible that the US Army Military History Institute may be of some assistance in locating Korean installations in Vietnam. <http://carlisle-www.army.mil/usamhi/1inquiries.html>
7. I hope this proves to be useful. Thank you for your request.
James S. Howard
<<18071 michael 1.doc>>
<<18071 michael 2.doc>>
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Below are comments submitted by other ROMAD's from other units.
|Comments From Tom Brenham|
|Comments From Harold Goldman|
|SSgt Labon T. Bumphus New info. on the very early 3rd and 4th DASF's|
|Comments from others that have sent in emails.|
I found this picture on the KOREAN VETS SITE :
It is the complete ALO/TACP contingent at ROK Div Hq. in the summer of 1968. The location of course is Tiger Town. Most of the individuals in the photo are identifiable from the special order you posted for me as group of photos #5. I have not matched the names yet but, am working on it. In this photo are the Div ALO, Div ROK G2, our first shirt, Div ROMAD's, and all the maintenance troops, all enlisted guys are 304x4 types except one, who is an AGE mechanic. I know several of these troopers personally, so, is not hard to identify them. SSgt. Post, the tall guy on the upper right hand back row and I are in communication with one another and as soon as I run this past him I'll send another photo with names to match.
Mike "Harpo" Humphrey
Back row left to right standing:
Front row left to right (kneeling):
Front row left to right (sitting):