(4.) History of the 23d Tactical Air Support Squadron
, 1 July-30 Sept 1971, in History of the 504th Tactical Air Support Group, vol 3, pp.
He examines the role of the FAC(A) in the successful conduct of CAS, noting that "most importantly with regard to this research, the Air Force's methods of detailed integration in planning and Air Force and Army interaction were significantly different at the tactical level than they have been since." He further asserts that "in Southeast Asia, unlike conflicts since, the FAC(A) was assigned to a flying squadron, a Tactical Air Support Squadron
, but attached to an Army maneuver unit as part of the TACP [tactical air control party].
Yarborough's story mainly covers his tours with the 20th Tactical Air Support Squadron
"Coveys" and the Prairie Fire operations.
* 608th Air Communications Squadron, 608th Air Support Squadron
, 608th Air Intelligence Squadron and 608th Air Operations Group Barksdale AFB, La.
Flying Black Ponies: The Navy's Close Air Support Squadron