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Vietnam Flight Check List Notebook

Creator:
Vieta, Robert S.  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuals
Notebooks
Date:
1970-1971
Summary:
This collection consists of a Flight Crew Check List Notebook for U. S. Marine Corps Sikorsky CH-53A Sea Stallion helicopter operations, used by pilot Robert S. Vieta during his tour of duty in Vietnam.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a Flight Crew Check List Notebook for U. S. Marine Corps Sikorsky CH-53A Sea Stallion helicopter operations used by pilot Robert S. Vieta during his tour of duty in Vietnam. The notebook, which is housed in a vinyl cover labeled "USAF FLIGHT CREW CHECK LISTS," includes information regarding operation of the CH-53A (startup checklist, basic cargo weights, warning light messages, blade fold procedures, etc.), as well as approach plates for flight operations in and around Vietnam, particularly in the vicinity of Danang. Much of the information relates to radio communications and navigation, with information on headings and distance of positions from established TACAN (Tactical Air Navigation) markers, confidential call signs and frequencies, frequencies for radio and tower contacts and radio approach. The notebook is extremely worn and grimy, with dirt particles adhering to the soft vinyl sleeve pages.
Arrangement:
Collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
Robert S. Vieta was a U. S. Marine Corps helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War.
Provenance:
Robert S. Vieta, Gift, 1994, NASM.1995.0005
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
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975  Search this
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Aerial operations, American  Search this
Sikorsky (USA) CH-53A Sea Stallion  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuals
Notebooks
Citation:
Vietnam Flight Check List Notebook, NASM.1995.0005, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1995.0005
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1995-0005
Online Media:

Vietnam Color Slides and Archival Material [Keller]

Creator:
Keller, Richard  Search this
Names:
Keller, Richard  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Color slides
Pamphlets
Date:
1966-1967
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following: United States Military Assistance Command Vietnam 'Command Information,' and 'The Enemy ...in Vietnam,' February 1967; Trainee Handout for Small Arms Training Unit; Ready Reference Facts on South Vietnam; 'Information Guidance for Military Units Alerted for Vietnam,' August 1966; handout on the 366th Tactical Fighter Wing 'Gunfighters' at DaNang Air Base; a North Vietnamese Propaganda Handbook, 1968; four chits, including a safe-conduct pass; and 105 color slides of aircraft, personnel and Vietnamese scenes shot by Keller and copied by the Museum's Photo Lab.
Biographical / Historical:
Richard Keller was an Aircraft Electrical Repairman Specialist at Ta Son Nhut AFB RVN during 1966-1967, where he was a North American F-100 maintenance mechanic.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Richard Keller, Gift, 1993, 1993-0025, NASM
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:
North American F-100 Super Sabre (Sabre 45) Family  Search this
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Aerial operations, American  Search this
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Pamphlets
Identifier:
NASM.1993.0025
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1993-0025

George Allison Linebacker II Photograph Collection

Topic:
Linebacker II: A View from the Rock
Creator:
Allison, George B., Lt. Col.  Search this
Names:
Allison, George B., Lt. Col.  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic Feet ((8 folders))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
1972-1973
bulk December 1972
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains 183 photographs gathered by Lt. Col. George B. Allison for his book Linebacker II: A View from the Rock. These photos (8x10," B&W) document the arrival, preparation (maintenance, refueling, bomb loading), takeoff and landing of Boeing B-52 Stratofortress aircraft at Andersen AFB. A small number of photographs also show the U-Tapao AB in Thailand. Other aircraft pictured in the collection are: the McDonnell Douglas F4 and Phantom II, the Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker, and the Republic F-105. Also included are photos of ground, maintenance, and flight crew members. Aerial photographs in the collection give views of the area around Hanoi, before and after bombing (including the "Hanoi Hilton" prison). In addition, there are photographs of maps of S.E. Asia showing targeted areas, South Vietnamese propaganda leaflets, and two "gag" photos of B-52s. Finally, there are seven photographs taken through an aircraft radarscope of an attack on a pair of B-52 bombers by a SAM.
Biographical / Historical:
Operation Linebacker II, the first strategic bombing attack by the U.S. after World War II, was the heaviest bombing campaign in history. Also known as the "Eleven-Day War," the attack set forth a continuous barrage of air raids that targeted various strategic points around Hanoi and Haiphong between December 18 and 29, 1972. Sites bombed included power plants, warehouses, and rail and ship yards. Surrounded by a defense of SAM-2 missile sites, the Hanoi and Haiphong areas were among the most heavily defended regions in the entire world at that time. The U.S. aircraft bomber employed during this attack was the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, a long-range heavy bomber. Departing from both Andersen Air Force Base in Guam and U-Tapao Air Base in Thailand, the bombers succeeded in destroying eighty percent of North Vietnam's electrical power production. Following the attacks, reconnaissance aircraft were dispatched to gather information on damage that had resulted from the mission. Lt. Col. George B. Allison is a master navigator with more than 4,200 hours flying time, some 2,100 of which were in the B-52. He has nine years crew experience in bombardment aircraft and seven years staff experience in planning and instructing SAC bombing and navigation operations. He flew 76 B-52D combat missions in Southeast Asia from both U-Tapao Royal Thai Navy Airfield, Thailand, and Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. More than one-half of these were as a crew radar navigator during the last three months of 1972. They included 20 missions against targets in North Vietnam, two of which were LINEBACKER II missions from Guam against Hanoi.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
George Allison, XXXX-0568
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:
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Aerial operations, American  Search this
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress Family (Model 464)  Search this
McDonnell F-4 (F4H) Phantom II Family  Search this
Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker  Search this
Republic F-105 Thunderchief Family  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975  Search this
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Operation Linebacker II  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0568
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0568

Vietnam : the air war / by Robert F. Dorr

Title:
Vietnam
Author:
Dorr, Robert F  Search this
Physical description:
128 p. : col. ill., ports. ; 23 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
Vietnam
United States
Date:
1991
Topic:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Aerial operations, American  Search this
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Aerial operations, American  Search this
Fighter planes  Search this
Call number:
DS558.8 .D717 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_610991

Called to command : a World War II fighter ace's adventurous journey / Gerald W. Johnson ; with John C. McClure and Charlotte S. McClure

Author:
Johnson, Gerald W  Search this
Subject:
Johnson, Gerald W  Search this
Physical description:
240 p. ; ill, ; 24 cm
Type:
Personal narratives
Date:
1996
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American  Search this
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Aerial operations, American--Personal narratives  Search this
Call number:
D790 .J56 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_514006

Vietnam : combat from the cockpit / Robert F. Dorr

Author:
Dorr, Robert F  Search this
Physical description:
128 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
Vietnam
United States
Date:
1989
Topic:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Aerial operations, American  Search this
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Aerial operations, American  Search this
Fighter planes  Search this
Call number:
DS558.8 .D716 1989
DS558.8.D716 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_383434

Operation Ranch Hand : the air force and herbicides in Southeast Asia, 1961-1971 / William A. Buckingham, Jr

Author:
Buckingham, William A  Search this
Subject:
United States Air Force History  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 253 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1982
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Topic:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Chemical warfare  Search this
Herbicides--War use  Search this
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Aerial operation, American  Search this
Call number:
DS559.8.C5 B82 1982X
DS559.8.C5B82 1982X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_143405

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