Air America Association
Found in 55 Collections and/or Records:
Central Intelligence Agency Unit Citation, personal citations, newsletters, Articles of Amendment to Articles of Incorporation Air America Association, and Presentation of the Insignia of Knights of the Legion of Honor to Seven CAT pilots at Dien Bien Phu document the activities of the Air America Association.
Over five linear feet of photographs, maps, museum objects, VHS tapes, correspondence, military administrative documents, military orders, articles, and various citation and promotion documentation details Allen Cates' military career and his involvement with Air America during the Vietnam Conflict. Much of the materials specifically document his efforts to apply for and acquire Vietnam Veteran status for himself and other former employees of Air America through the filing of a group application for Active Service determination in the 2000s. Materials date July 1969 - 16 March 2004.
Copy of a painting that President George Herbert Walker Bush personalized to Boyd Mesecher titled 'An Air Combat First' by Keith Woodcock depicts an Air America Bell 205 vs. a North Vietnam Air Force An-2 Colt on 12 January 1968 at Lima Site 85, Phou Pha Thi, Laos.
Approximately one linear foot of photographs, negatives, slides, one DVD, one 8mm film, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and articles document Daniel L. Williams' service with Air America in Laos during the Vietnam Conflict. Most materials date from the war period and are in good condition.
Less than one linear foot of Air America Log magazines, Bangkok Post Sunday Magazine, and flight logs documenting David Crowell's service in Southeast Asia with Air America. An item of note in this collection is a small booklet titled Hot-Wet Survival Information.
Less than one linear foot of correspondence and classroom assignments collected by Diane Griffin Murray while she attended school for children of Air America employees in Thailand during the 1970s.
Newspaper clippings and thirty-six 8mm film reelsdocument the Air America career of James Linebarger, 1967 - 1968 and undated. Film includes footage of Hong Knog, Singapore, Phnom Penh, Saigon , Dalat, Nha Trang, and Tet Offensive (1968) footage.
Air America reunion scrapbooks, 1984-1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 (facsimile), 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000. Poster of Air America Helicopter pilots, 1960-1973, information and photographs compiled in 1984. Also, a mannequin named 'George' and an Air America uniform displayed at Air America reunions over the years.
Less than one linear foot of newspaper clippings, military administrative documents, a newspaper, patches, and coins document the service of Greg Burch in Southeast Asia with Air America. Most materials are in good condition and primarily date from the war era.
Less than one linear foot containing photographs, a resume, a CD, and a copy of a letter from Mohawk Airlines Inc. discusses the purchase of a CV 240 aircraft from Civil Air Transport (CAT) document James M. Dodds service in Air America.
One DVD and one VHS copy of the documentary Fremden Deutsche , a German-language documentary by Marc Eberle, document German soldiers involvement in the French Foreign Legion fighting at Dien Bein Phu in 1954.
This collection contains a journal describing Air America accidents, including details such as locations and types of aircraft involved. Journal is dated 1965 - 1971. Also present in the collection are several undated photographs of Air America activities and bases.
A VHS tape containing film footage of the evacuation of Asigon, 29 April 1975; Magazine and newspaper articles concerning the Vietnam War; and a book titled Viet Nam in Flames by Nguyen Man Dan and Nguyen Ngoc Hanh deal with the Vietnam War and its ending in 1975.
Photographs, map, periodicals, articles, calendars, Iran-Contra material, flight manuals, flight guides, POW/MIA case material, Air America Logs, and other additional material document the history of Air America's involvement in Southeast Asia and other related topics.
One reel to reel recording and one periodical donated by L. J. Chet Tschetter. The audio recording has two tracks. One track is a humorous interview with an F4 Phantom jet pilot and an Air Force Wing Information Monitor and the second track has numerous audio letters to Tschetter from his children.
Approximately half a linear foot of safety manuals, articles, and correspondence from Larry Fraser to his wife Glenna Fraser while he served in the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam, August 1965 to September 1966.
The collection consists of approximately twelve linear feet of materials documenting Larry Woodson's service with International Voluntary Services (IVS) in Laos from 1964-1971, his later work with USAID, and his subsequent involvement with the IVS Alumni and Air America Association after the war. The materials include documents (including administrative documents, memos, reports, guides on Lao and Thai customs, and correspondence); books; scrapbooks containing Lao currency and stamps; clippings/articles; photographs; slides (600 slides of Laos dated from 1964 - 1975); flags; periodicals; newsletters; newspapers; calendars; audio (including music); video; artifacts; Air Facilities Data Reports on Rescue and SOS SEA losses; Mekong Circle Reunion material; and electronic media.
Items of interest include a copy of the Laos book project proposal (an unpublished manuscript containing reminisces of men and women who served in Laos), Woodson's letters home to his parents, and affidavits and correspondence documenting the asylum seeking efforts of a Laotian family. Also included are correspondence and clippings telling about the lives of USAID people after they returned from Laos. The materials date from 1964 to 2015, predominately 1964-1979.
One linear foot of material containg Air America site books, USAID phone books, personnel rosters, photo books from the Vientiane floods, 286 slides, 24 negatives, and the remains of a B-40 RPG round, document MacAlan Thompson's service in Southeast Asia with Air America. The bulk of the materials date from 1963-1974. MacAlan also donated six rifles: French Flintlocks, Montagnard Flintlock Rifles and a German Carbine.
Two issues of the McDonald County Press (McDonald County, Missouri) document two Air America pilots from the Hall Ridge Road area near Noel, Missouri. The September 15, 2004 issue features an article on Robert Rousselot, while the September 22, 2004 issue features an article on Allen Cates. A Photocopy of article from the Oklahoman about legislator Wade Rousselot, son of former Air America pilot Robert Rousselot (6 February 2005).
Photographs document Air America activities in Vietnam, including images of crash wreckage, landing facilities, and a female Viet Cong prisoner, circa 1969. Also included in the collection is a facsimilie of Alan Shepard's Mercury flight record, 1961. Draft copy of the Agreement on Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Vietnam.
This collection consists of a books, a blood chit from 1967, posters, periodicals, Army Technical and Field Manuals, and a map. Also present in the collection are descriptions of the various combat insignias used by Special Forces units in Southeast Asia.
Less than one linear foot of CD-Roms of photographs taken during the 2005 Air America Association reunion at Reno, Nevada (1-5 June 2005) and photographs documenting Steve Stevens service with Air America in Udorn, Thailand.