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Found in 55 Collections and/or Records:

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Air America Association Collection (548) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5480000000   (Click For More Item Information)

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.

Added: 20 Feb 2002[Updated: 01 Mar 2012]
Allen Cates Collection (406) Finding Aid
Item Number: 4060000000   (Click For More Item Information)

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.

Added: 06 Dec 2001[Updated: 23 Oct 2019]
Ann L. Cowan Collection
Item Number: 29040000000   (Click For More Item Information)
Added: 28 Sep 2017[Updated: 28 Sep 2017]
Art Goddard Collection (1629) Finding Aid
Item Number: 16290000000   (Click For More Item Information)

CD-Rom Contains Nine Master Digital Images related to Air America '803' Helicopter Operations in Southeast Asia, 1966-67.

Added: 30 Aug 2005[Updated: 17 Oct 2013]
Ben Van Etten Collection (1111) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11110000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection consists of nine reels 8 mm movies with unedited family scenes, and Air America scenes from Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.

Added: 28 Feb 2003[Updated: 01 Oct 2019]
Boyd D. Mesecher Collection (2106) Finding Aid
Item Number: 21060000000   (Click For More Item Information)

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.

Added: 05 Feb 2010[Updated: 05 Feb 2010]
Brian Johnson Collection (1171) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11710000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection consists of DVD documentary, 'Flying Men Flying Machines,' undated.

Added: 12 Jun 2003[Updated: 02 Jul 2003]
Chauncey J. Collard Collection (2148) Finding Aid
Item Number: 21480000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Five photographs of the Plain of Jars in Laos taken by Chauncey J. Collard in 1972.

Added: 05 Nov 2008[Updated: 14 Nov 2008]
Daniel L. & Jean Williams Collection (1822) Finding Aid
Item Number: 18220000000   (Click For More Item Information)

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.

Added: 25 Sep 2006[Updated: 06 Nov 2017]
David & June Crowell Collection (1358) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13580000000   (Click For More Item Information)

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.

Added: 14 Jun 2004[Updated: 06 Jan 2010]
David Kouba Collection (2103) Finding Aid
Item Number: 21030000000   (Click For More Item Information)

DVD titled Southeast Asia Laos: 31 Years Later documents David Kouba's return visit to Laos in 2006, his first since 1975 when he was a pilot for Continental Air Services, Inc. (CASI).

Added: 14 Oct 2008[Updated: 20 Mar 2018]
Dianne Griffin Murray Collection (2129) Finding Aid
Item Number: 21290000000   (Click For More Item 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.

Added: 16 Oct 2009[Updated: 05 Apr 2011]
Dick Elder Collection (1659) Finding Aid
Item Number: 16590000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Monthly Reports produced by Ben Moore from Udorn Air Base, April 1962 to April 1967

Added: 21 Oct 2005[Updated: 05 Apr 2011]
Doris Linebarger Collection (1356) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13560000000   (Click For More Item Information)

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.

Added: 15 Jun 2004[Updated: 20 Oct 2017]
Duane Keele Collection (1295) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12950000000   (Click For More Item Information)

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.

Added: 30 Apr 2004[Updated: 20 Oct 2017]
Dudley Foster Collection (1194) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11940000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Three lists relating to casualties (deaths and personnel that are still classified as missing) sustained by Civil Air Transport, Air America, Air Asia and Southern Air Transport.

Added: 17 Jul 2003[Updated: 05 Apr 2011]
Elmer Munsell Collection (1359) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13590000000   (Click For More Item Information)

The late Captain Elmer Munsell's Air America flight hat, 1962 - 1974

Added: 14 Jun 2004[Updated: 15 Jun 2004]
Gary Shanks Collection (1519) Finding Aid
Item Number: 15190000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Photographs and a photocopy of a memo regarding Air America landing sites in Laos.

Added: 23 Feb 2005[Updated: 05 Apr 2011]
Greg Burch Collection (1812) Finding Aid
Item Number: 18120000000   (Click For More Item Information)

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.

Added: 01 Aug 2006[Updated: 02 Oct 2019]
Herman E. Jackson Collection (1739) Finding Aid
Item Number: 17390000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Less than one linear foot of various articles and documents from the 1960s to the 1990s regarding Air America.

Added: 23 Aug 2006[Updated: 05 Apr 2011]
Ilene Bullis Collection (1602) Finding Aid
Item Number: 16020000000   (Click For More Item Information)

CD-Rom containing photographs related to Air America

Added: 30 Jun 2005[Updated: 11 Jul 2005]
Jack & Linda Thompson Collection (1809) Finding Aid
Item Number: 18090000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Less than one linear foot of photographs document Jack and Linda Thompson's attendance at the 2001 Air America Association reunion.

Added: 29 Aug 2006[Updated: 29 Aug 2006]
Jacob L. Schloss Collection (2128) Finding Aid
Item Number: 21280000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Photographs and slides depict Jacob L. Schloss' service with the Air America School in Thailand, 1968-1970.

Added: 27 Oct 2008[Updated: 04 Apr 2011]
James M. Dodds Collection (2049) Finding Aid
Item Number: 20490000000   (Click For More Item Information)

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.

Added: 10 Jan 2008[Updated: 05 Apr 2011]
James M. MacFarlane Collection (557) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5570000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Correspondence, a list of Air America employees killed between 1960-1975, articles, newsletters, and a C-47 flight manual donated to the Vietnam Archive by James M. MacFarlane.

Added: 25 Feb 2002[Updated: 30 Sep 2019]
Jesse Walton Collection (1589) Finding Aid
Item Number: 15890000000   (Click For More Item Information)

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.

Added: 14 Jun 2005[Updated: 05 Apr 2011]
Jim Keck Collection (1082) Finding Aid
Item Number: 10820000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection consists of two VHS video tapoes.

Collection: Jim Keck Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 20 Dec 2002[Updated: 07 Mar 2005]
John Anthony Collection (1173) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11730000000   (Click For More Item Information)

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.

Added: 23 Jun 2003[Updated: 05 Apr 2011]
John C. Elben Collection (1808) Finding Aid
Item Number: 18080000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Less than one linear foot of artifacts comprised of one Air America maintenance jacket issued to John Elben in 1961.

Added: 15 Sep 2006[Updated: 15 Sep 2006]
John C. Wiren Collection (1807) Finding Aid
Item Number: 18070000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Approximately one linear foot of artifacts, slides, photographs, negatives, CD-ROMs and a book documenting John C. Wiren's service with Air America in Southeast Asia.

Added: 30 Jun 2006[Updated: 05 Apr 2011]
John E. Stallman Collection (1572) Finding Aid
Item Number: 15720000000   (Click For More Item Information)

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.

Added: 12 May 2005[Updated: 05 Apr 2011]
John McRainey Collection (1660) Finding Aid
Item Number: 16600000000   (Click For More Item Information)

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.

Added: 06 Dec 2005[Updated: 02 Oct 2019]
John R. Greenway Collection (2323) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23230000000   (Click For More Item Information)

VHS Tape contains footage from an ABC News report from Laos on Air America with correspondent Steve Bell.

Added: 22 Jun 2010[Updated: 17 Aug 2010]
Joseph Hennessy Collection (1597) Finding Aid
Item Number: 15970000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Book titled, 'Shannon Die...Never' by Joseph Hennessy and a photocopy of a newspaper article titled, 'Shannon's Transatlantic Status is Modified with a Hangman's Noose'

Added: 27 Jun 2005[Updated: 24 Mar 2006]
Judith Porter Collection (248) Finding Aid
Item Number: 2480000000   (Click For More Item Information)

One linear foot of articles, a photograph and newsletters were collected by Judith Porter and document the operations of Air America in the 1970s.

Added: 07 Dec 2001[Updated: 30 Sep 2019]
Kathleen Bruner Collection (1010) Finding Aid
Item Number: 10100000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection contains a POW bracelet for Jon Sparks.

Added: 26 Aug 2002[Updated: 08 Jun 2005]
L. J. Chet Tschetter Collection (2573) Finding Aid
Item Number: 25730000000   (Click For More Item Information)

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.

Added: 30 May 2013[Updated: 30 May 2013]
Larry Fraser Collection (1975) Finding Aid
Item Number: 19750000000   (Click For More Item Information)

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.

Added: 05 Mar 2008[Updated: 02 Oct 2019]
Larry Woodson Collection (2292) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22920000000   (Click For More Item Information)

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.

Added: 08 Jun 2012[Updated: 01 Oct 2019]
MacAlan Thompson Collection (1925) Finding Aid
Item Number: 19250000000   (Click For More Item Information)

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.

Added: 27 Feb 2007[Updated: 26 Nov 2019]
Mark Albertson Collection (1976) Finding Aid
Item Number: 19760000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Less than one linear foot of books document Mark Albertson's experience in Vietnam with Air America.

Added: 20 Sep 2007[Updated: 20 Sep 2007]
Martha Gregory Collection (1459) Finding Aid
Item Number: 14590000000   (Click For More Item Information)

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).

Added: 22 Oct 2004[Updated: 04 Sep 2019]
Milton N. Matheson Collection (2162) Finding Aid
Item Number: 21620000000   (Click For More Item Information)

One photograph of Milton Noris Matheson.

Added: 14 Nov 2008[Updated: 14 Nov 2008]
Neil Hansen Collection (2233) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22330000000   (Click For More Item Information)

DVD contains footage of the Veterans History Project at Northwestern Michigan College's oral history interview with Captain Neil Hansen of Air America in 2007.

Added: 29 Sep 2009[Updated: 18 Mar 2013]
Oren Harnage Collection (1026) Finding Aid
Item Number: 10260000000   (Click For More Item Information)

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.

Added: 25 Sep 2002[Updated: 05 Apr 2011]
Richard Burns Collection (1174) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11740000000   (Click For More Item Information)

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.

Added: 16 Jun 2003[Updated: 06 Mar 2007]
Robert Noble Collection (2395) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23950000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Less than a quarter of a linear foot of articles, programs, and Robert Noble's eulogy of Hmong General Vang Pao document Vang Pao's six day funeral in February 2011.

Added: 05 Apr 2011[Updated: 07 Apr 2011]
Robert Vaughn Collection (1600) Finding Aid
Item Number: 16000000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Two CD-Roms with photographs and a Telephone Directory from Takhli Royal Thai Air Force Base, July 1967.

Added: 27 Jun 2005[Updated: 05 Apr 2011]
Ronald Navratil Collection (2028) Finding Aid
Item Number: 20280000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Document tiled 'Employment with Air America' discusses Ronald Navratil's service with Air America in Thailand, 1972-1974.

Added: 06 Oct 2008[Updated: 05 Apr 2011]
Steve N. Stevens Collection (1601) Finding Aid
Item Number: 16010000000   (Click For More Item Information)

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.

Added: 27 Jun 2005[Updated: 05 Nov 2008]
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