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Da Nang Air Base Photography [Dumas]

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Extent:
1 Gigabyte
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Gigabytes
Digital images
Date:
1965-1966
Summary:
This collection consists of 954 JPG files scanned by Richard Dumas from his photographs/ negatives (both color and black and white) that include shots of the base life, personnel, and aircraft of the 6252nd Tactical Fighter Wing as well as shots of the local Vietnamese people.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 954 JPG files scanned by Richard Dumas from his photographs/ negatives (both color and black and white) and an excel sheet with corresponding caption information. The images include shots of the base life, personnel, and aircraft of the 6252nd Tactical Fighter Wing as well as shots of the local Vietnamese people. A third of the images are directly aircraft-related, both helicopters and fixed-wing military aircraft, including: Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey); Boeing-Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight; Boeing-Vertol CH-46A (HRB-1) Sea Knight; Boeing-Vertol CH-47A Chinook; Kaman HH-43B (H-43B) Huskie; Kaman UH-2B Seasprite; Sikorsky (S-58) H-34 (CH-34) Choctaw; Sikorsky (S-61B) SH-3A (HSS-2) Sea King; Sikorsky (S-61R) HH-3E Jolly Green Giant; Beech L-23F (U-8F) Seminole; Beech SNB-5 Navigator; Boeing C-135; Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter (Model 367); Boeing KC-135; Cessna L-19E (Cessna 305C, O-1E); Cessna U-17A; Convair F-102 Delta Dagger; Curtiss C-46 Commando; de Havilland (Canada) (DHC-3) U-1A Otter; de Havilland (Canada) DHC-4 Caribou; de Havilland D.H.104 Devon; Douglas A3D (A-3) Skywarrior; Douglas A4D (A-4) Skyhawk; Douglas AD (A-1, BT2D) Skyraider; Douglas C-118 Liftmaster; Douglas C-124 Globemaster II; Douglas C-133 Cargomaster; Douglas C-47 Skytrain; Fairchild C-123 Provider; Grumman A-6 (A2F) Intruder/Prowler; Grumman OV-1 (AO-1) Mohawk; Grumman S-2E (S2F-3S) Tracker; Grumman SA-16A (HU-16A) Albatross; Grumman SA-16B (HU-16B) Albatross; Grumman UF-1 (HU-16C) Albatross; Grumman TF-1 (C-1A) Trader; Gulfstream Aerospace C-20 Gulfstream; Lockheed (P-3A) P3V-1 Orion; Lockheed C-121 Constellation/Super Constellation; Lockheed C-130 Hercules; Lockheed C-140 Jetstar; Lockheed C-141 Starlifter; Lockheed F-104 Starfighter; Lockheed P-3 Orion; Lockheed WV-2 (EC-121K) Warning Star; Martin (Glenn L.) B-57 Canberra; McDonnell F-101 Voodoo; McDonnell F-4 (F4H) Phantom II; North American A3J (A-5) Vigilante (NAGPAW); North American F-100 Super Sabre (Sabre 45); North American T-39D (T3J-1) Sabreliner; Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter; Republic F-105 Thunderchief; Vought F-8 (F8U) Crusader; Air America Bell 204B and Pilatus PC-6/C1-H2 Turbo-Porter, Trans World Airlines (TWA) Boeing Model 707; and British air attaché de Havilland D.H.104 Devon.
Arrangement:
Arranged by donor's spreadsheet.
Biographical / Historical:
Da Nang Air Base was a French Air Force and later Republic of Vietnam Air Force (VNAF) facility, located in the city of Da Nang in southern Vietnam. During the Vietnam War (1959–1975), the United States Army, United States Air Force (USAF), and United States Marine Corps (USMC) stationed units at the Da Nang Air Base. The 6252nd Tactical Fighter Wing was activated at Da Nang on 18 July, 1965, and was responsible as the host unit for operational squadrons assigned to Da Nang, including the 8th and 13th Bombardment Squadrons. Air Vietnam also used the facility from 1951 to 1975 for civilian domestic and international flights within Southeast Asia.
Provenance:
Richard Dumas, Gift, 2018, NASM.2018.0025
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Helicopters  Search this
Da Nang Air Base  Search this
6252nd Tactical Fighter Wing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Citation:
Da Nang Air Base Photography [Dumas], NASM.2018.0025, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2018.0025
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2018-0025