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In order to conduct psychological operations and support insurgent movements in Mainland China
Bien Hoa military base, located in the northeast of Saigon
 
 

In order to conduct psychological operations and support insurgent movements in Mainland China, the government of the Republic of China authorized its air arm, the ROCAF, to set up the “Special Operations Team,” former body of the 34th Squadron specifically for special ops in June 1952 as a special ops detachment. The aircraft on the first slide above is a A-26 Invader (source: ROCAF CHQs).

On 12th November 1956, Major Yeh Lin and his crew flew a B-17 toward designated areas over Mainland China on a mission to drop propaganda flyers, and made it back successfully (source: ROCAF Academy).

  • A P4Y PrivateerA P4Y Privateer ready to take off
  • Weighing foodWeighing food packs that were to be airdropped.

Mission to Vietnam

  • Photo of Mr. Dong Shi-shengPhoto of Mr. Dong Shi-sheng in front of a U.S. C-130 Hercules at a U.S. military base in Khe Sanh, where a brutal battle was fought between U.S. military and Viet Cong (VC) and was a critical installation of U.S. military during the Vietnam War (source: Mr. Dong Shi-sheng)
  • Mr. Dong Shi-sheng in front of the headquartersPhoto of Mr. Dong Shi-sheng in front of the headquarters of allied forces in Nha Trang, where 3 national flags were spotted (from left to right: the U.S., South Vietnam, South Korea) because the building was shared with the headquarters of the White Horse Division (9th Infantry Division) of South Korea was stationed (source: Mr. Dong Shi-sheng)
  • A DHC-6 TwinA DHC-6 Twin Otter was used in a training mission in Laos (source: Mr. Huang Wen-lu)
  • A S-58TA S-58T was used in a training mission in Laos (source: Mr. Huang Wen-lu)
  • 34th SQ’s crewA pre-flight group photo of the 34th SQ’s crew, who were wearing the uniforms of Air Asia Co. Ltd. of Tainan, Taiwan. (source: Mr. Huang Wen-lu)
  • Before conducting a helicopter mission in VietnamBefore conducting a helicopter mission in Vietnam, the crew had to go through a UH-1H training course. It is noteworthy that in the above photo, the UH-1H has a ROC national emblem, and a distinctive marking of “UNITED STATES ARMY” on the aft section of the fuselage. The 3rd from left is Mr. Lin Zhao, then ranked Captain. (source: Mr. Lin Zhao)
  • Crew receiving survival training with a S-58TA photo taken while the crew receiving survival training with a S-58T in the background before the helicopter mission in Vietnam. These two photos were taken in Taiwan; therefore, the helicopters were wearing ROC national emblems because of less concerns about sensitivity (source: Mr. Lin Zhao)
  • Mr. Chu Chui-yuA photo taken when Mr. Chu Chui-yu and his crew completed a conversion training of C-123 Provider in Ohio, U.S. in 1971. Front row starting from right is then Major Chui-yu, Lieutenant Colonel Weng Sheng (flight engineer, FE), Captain Kao Ming-qi, Captain Lee Chung-jian, Captain Ho Jun, and Sergeant Major Chang Lin-gen, Staff Sergeant Liu Shi-fa (source: Mr. Chu Chui-yu)
  • Nha Trang airfieldNha Trang airfield, the basing location for the 34th Squadron’s TDY in Vietnam.
  • Pakse military basePakse military base, located in the east of Laos and at where is close to the border with Thailand and at the junction of Dong River and Mekong River (source: Mr. Chu Chui-yu)
  • A bird’ eye view of the Bay of Cam RanhA bird’ eye view of the Bay of Cam Ranh, located at the south of Nha Trang and where became the crucial naval base for the former Soviet Union after the fall of South Vietnam. (source: Mr. Chu Chui-yu)

Update date:2022-03-23