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OL-26, 1st Combat Evaluation Group, Binh Thuy AB, RVN mid-1970

OL-26 (call sign GAP) was deeply involved with the secret bombing in Cambodia, well before Kent State and afterwards. While one might argue successfully that Nixon's coverups- the targeting data was falsified to reflect that the targets were in South Vietnam -  were designed to hide the bombing from the US Congress, and were probably illegal, the fact remains that especially after the 'incursion' into Cambodia in May 1970, hostile action against US and RVN forces in the south dropped off dramatically. 

 OL-26  and OL-21 (call sign MACON) at Bien Hoa were responsible for Arc Light activity against Cambodian targets in the Parrot's Beak and the Fishhook during the incursion, as well as in the months preceding Nixon's 'coming out of the Cambodian closet'. 

In addition to Arc Light strikes in Cambodia and  RVN's IV Corps, OL-26 also worked with Royal Australian Air Force B57 Canberras (call-sign MAGPIE) from Phan Rang AB and USAF F-100's primarily out of Tuy Hoa AB.

Ol-26 closed late in 1970.

CHECO Report on Air Support in the Fishhook and Parrot's Beak

Captain Adams

 

Mike, Demmer, Max, Capt Adams

Pete Perry, Don Akers, Bruce Deming, Ross "Wells" Farbo

 

Larry Basta

Pete Perry Peels a Pineapple

 

Comeau, Rose, Phillips, "Shorty" Johnson

Illegible, Capt Ron Couch, "Snapper" Morgan, Illegible

Huff, one of the SP's

 

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