Title: One Day at a Time – 161 Reconnaissance Flight in South Vietnam
Author: Dennis, D J
Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 1992
Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 161 pages
Comments: The story of one day of the Vietnam War in 1968, based on Dennis’s own wartime diary and interviews. Centred around the Australian Army’s 161 Reconaissance Flight.
The 161st Independent Reconnaissance Flight was an Australian Army aviation unit. Formed in 1965 during the Vietnam War, in September that year the flight deployed to South Vietnam with two Cessna 180s and two Sioux light obersvation helicopters in order to support the 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment based at Bien Hoa airbase. Following the expansion of the Australian commitment, the flight continued to serve in this role as part of the 1st Australian Task Force, with an englarged established and expanded responsibilities, operating out of Vung Tau and Nui Dat until the end of 1971 when it was withdrawn to Australia.