YOK NAM LOA MASSIF AREA
From: S3 Ops 2nd Bgde 101st Division Abn
To:. HQ S3 Ops 1/42nd
Operation RAPIDSTRIKE III -
Orders for 03/13/1969
Patchy rain nearby
Max: 34°c | Min: 19°c
Rain: 15.70 mm
Sunrise: 05:29 AM
Sunset: 06:04 PM
Cloud 15% - 100%
Wind 2-4mph primarily from S.
Humidity 49% - 98%
Pressure 1008mb - 1010 mb
Pursuant of previous notification your Bn to Enter AO RAPIDSTRIKE III under OpCon 2nd Bgde 101st Division
07:00hrs duration per lift with refuel and loading etc 4hours
HQ, A, B and Mortar Platoon 1/42nd airlifted From Bien Hoa into AO along the line of the Ea krong kno river to secure the FSB MASON area
Company lift requiring 3 x flights consisting of
2 x CH47 Chinooks plus
6 x Hueys. 101st Div Aviation
7/17th Wpns Plt in close support for each lift.
-06:00hrs C Company road movement to AO by truck along the now secure H344 by 670th Company- 10th Transport Battalion. (Transported all of 1/42nd to Bien Hoa for airlift 03/12/69)
Duration to FSB LEE 24hrs (night stop on route) arrive FSB LEE 10:00hrs 03/14/69.
B Company Airlift to LZ MASON ETA 08:30 set up defensive perimeter.
HQ and Mortar Plt. to LZ MASON ETA 12:30hrs (2 chinooks) 1/2 A company (6 Huey's)
B Company send out patrols out to perimeter for LP, and bomb damage assessment (BDA).
Balance of A Company (6 Huey's) Airlift to LZ MASON eta 16:30hrs. B company return to main force. Mortars set up to cover berm. First arrived A company platoons to set LPs and night ambushes.