57th Medevac Detachment based in Vietnam.
The 57th Medical Detachment was the first helicopter medical evacuation unit to arrive in Vietnam. They landed in Vietnam in April, 1962. The 57th began operations at Nha Trang with three aircraft. In January 1963, they were re-assigned to Soc Trang near Saigon to support U.S. and Vietnamese operations in III and IV Corps. As additional UH-1Bs arrived, two aircraft were detached to Pleiku to support operations in II Corps.
The 57th's first UH-1Bs flew with "high visibility" stateside markings. Simple red cross symbols were painted on the cargo doors and nose. The word "AMBULANCE" in white or yellow appeared above the cargo door window of some ships.
Also a thank you to Home Fries for allowing the use of his pilots and gunner skin!