At the end of the Vietnam War six Australian servicemen (4 Army and 2 Air Force) were still listed as “Missing in Action”.
In this article, we describe some of the battle procedure that was initiated when ‘Contact! Wait, out’ crackled over the radio network.
The Operation Wandering Souls project aims to reciprocate the help given to Australia by assisting Vietnam to locate those of its MIAs who died in battle against Australian and New Zealand forces. This would allow the souls of their MIAs to find rest.
E.S. Holt describes the role and activities of the Field Operational Research Section – Vietnam (FORS-V).
Read the perspectives of Ian McQuire, Platoon Commander 9 Platoon, C Company 6 RAR
This website would not be possible were it not for the building of a massive database of 1st Australian Task Force battles and contacts.