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Karl Polifka, Mr. (Karl Polifka) (1821) Karl Polifka Collection

 Collection

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

An Account of My Time in Southeast Asia: First Tour, Forward Air Controller Walt 21 in Vietnam, Raven 45 in Laos
Item Number: 18210101001   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[This Item may contain objectionable materials.]

[Number of Pages: 65]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Karl Polifka Collection

Added: 20 Jan 2009[Updated: 20 Jan 2009]
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Birds of a Feather: Ravens
Item Number: 1821VI2355   (Click For More Item Information)
 Moving Image

This episode of the Discover Channel/Military Channel series Birds of a Feather documents the Ravens role in the Secret War in Laos to coordinate air support against the North Vietnamese and the Pathet Lao.

Item Creation Date: 10 April 2006

Collection: Karl Polifka Collection

Added: 25 Aug 2006[Updated: 20 Nov 2013]
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Karl Polifka Collection (1821) Finding Aid
Item Number: 18210000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Less than a quarter of a linear foot of moving images and documents donated by Karl Polifka, who served first with the 21st Tactical Air Support Squadron (Qui Nhon and Gia Nghia), and was transferred to Detachment 1, 56th Special Operations Wing (Udorn RTAFB).

The moving images include a VHS copy of the documentary titled 'Ravens', which documents the role of the Ravens (covert Forward Air Controllers) in the Secret War in Laos to coordinate air support against the North Vietnamese and the Pathet Lao. Also included is a recording made by Polifka of one of his FAC missions flying from Udorn to Long Tieng. The collection also includes a memoir written by Polifka discussing his first tour as a Forward Air Controller in Vietnam and as a Raven in Laos.

Added: 25 Aug 2006[Updated: 19 Aug 2019]
Raven FAC mission in Thailand
Item Number: 1821VI3347   (Click For More Item Information)
 Moving Image

Silent film shot by Karl Polifka, a U.S. Air Force 'Raven' forward air controller and pilot, from the cockpit of his plane as he flew from Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base, over Vientiane to Long Tieng (or Long Cheng), the CIA's forward staging area southwest of the Plain of Jars in Laos, and the

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Author(s): Karl Polifka

Item Creation Date: 1969

Collection: Karl Polifka Collection

Added: 30 May 2013[Updated: 12 Jun 2017]