Biographical / Historical
The Army Otter Caribou Association is a nonprofit Veterans Organization consisting of aircrew members and support personnel who flew or maintained the two unique Otter and Caribou aircraft. Both aircraft were built by DeHaviland of Canada, a company well known for its design and development of short take off and landing,) aircraft for the 'Bush' pilots of Alaska and the Yukon Territory. In 1962, three years prior to the arrival of ground forces, the Otter and the Caribou were the first fixed wing Army aircraft to be deployed as aviation units to South Vietnam. The mission in those early years was to support U.S. Special Forces personnel who were scattered throughout the Republic of South Vietnam as training advisors to the South Vietnamese Army and Civilian Militias. These aircraft often provided the sole source of contact, supplies and mail for the brave 'Green Berets.'