Doug (Scotty) Wingfield served as an Aircraft Engine Fitter with 41 Squadron RNZAF at RAF Changi in Singapore, March 1967–December 1968. He flew in and out of Vietnam as a supernumerary crewmember on Bristol 170 Freighter aircraft.
Doug has researched the landings made by 41 Squadron aircraft during the Vietnam War. Over a ten-year period from April 1965 till the last Bristol flew out of Vietnam on 21 April 1975, 41 Squadron landed 1843 times in Vietnam with a peak of 384 landings in 1971. Landings are recorded at 20 different locations. For more information see:
- Summary of 41 Squadron RNZAF Landings and Locations in Vietnam (.docx)
- List of 41 Squadron RNZAF Landings and Locations in Vietnam, April 1965-April 1975 (.xlsx)
This research was undertaken in June 2015. Figures have been sourced from the 41 Squadron Unit Histories at Archives New Zealand in Wellington. This research is a work in progress and is now being extended to include any additional landings that are recorded in Air Crew Flight Logs but are not recorded in the Squadron’s Unit Histories, there are a small number. The aim of this research is to provide a comprehensive and authenticated list of all recorded landings and locations in Vietnam by 41 Squadron.
NB. If you were on 41 Squadron and completed an Air Crew Flight Log would you please take the time to check the locations that you landed at in Vietnam against the locations shown above in the summary document above. Please leave any additions or comments below, or write to Scotty Wingfield at PO Box 33134 Barrington Christchurch 8244.