YOK NAM LOA MASSIF AREA
From: S3 Ops 2nd Bgde 101st Division Abn
To:. HQ S3 Ops 1/502nd Inf Abn
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
B, C, D, Companys and Recon Plt 1/502nd airlifted to secure the site for constructing FSB (DIXON)
Duration per lift with refuel and loading etc 4hours
Company lift requiring 3 x flights consisting of
2 x CH47 Chinooks plus
6 x Hueys. From 101st Div Aviation
7/17th weapons Plt in close support.
Airlift will enter the AO traveling North following H344 until it gets to FSB LEE where it will turn due West and fly to 8040-13627 (Hill 855) Yok Tjout Massif
B Company. Airlift to LZ DIXON Eta 08:30 set up defensive perimeter.
HQ and Mortar Plt. airlift LZ Dixon Eta 12:30hrs (2 chinooks) Recon Plt (6 Hueys.)
Elements of B Company patrol out to perimeter for LP, and BDA.
C company (6 Huey's 1 CH47) to LZ DIXON Eta 16:30hrs.
C company platoons to set LPs and night ambushes.
B company return to main force. Mortars set up to cover berm.