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Jan Churchill Collection (1355) Finding Aid

Item Number: 13550000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Over three linear feet of Forward Air Controller research material and study guides, US Air Force CHECO Reports, interview transcripts, manuscripts, short stories, e-mail correspondence, Internet printouts, original and photocopied articles, slides, photographs, periodicals, newsletters, and artifacts all document Jan Churchill's research regarding Forward Air Controllers in Vietnam. The research culminated in her book: Hit My Smoke: Forward Air Controllers in Southeast Asia.

Dates

  • 14 July 2004

Biographical / Historical

Jan Churchill is a corporate pilot and author from New Castle, Delaware. Churchill has flown over 13,000 hours in various aircraft including F-14s, F-16s, C-141s, and C-5Bs. She has been an air show pilot and announcer for the past twenty-five years. Churchill is also an Aircraft Commander for the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and a licensed judge for the American Kennel Club. Jan Churchill has written three books and several articles on military aviation. Her books include Hit My Smoke: Forward Air Controllers in Southeast Asia; Classified Secret: Controlling Air Strikes in the Clandestine War in Laos; and On Wings to War. She has also written a book about dog breeding entitled The New Labrador Retriever. Churchill is also a member of many organizations including the Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association, Friends of Ravens, the Mosquitos, Air Commando Association, Combat Controllers Association, the Wings Club, Commemorative Air Force, Delaware Pilots Association, EAA Warbirds, Ninety-Nines (International Organization for Women Pilots), and Lions International.

Series

Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
3.3
Pages
1
Location(s)
D078.4; Photograph Collection; Slide Collection; Newsletter Collection; Periodical Collection; Museum Collection
3
Photographs

VA041522, VA041508-VA041718: 281 photographs
VAN007587-VAN007750: 18 negatives, 28 strips of negatives
76 photos of aerial views of the ground, soldiers, and aircrafts in Vietnam

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14
Slides

VAS034301 - VAS034317: Jim McDevitt in Vietnam
VAS034318 - VAS034337: Doug Aitken
VAS034252 - VAS034298: Billy Kirkland
VAS034078 - VAS034217: Laos from the Jack Teague Collection used in book, "Classified Secret"
VAS034360 - VAS034462: Vietnam (apparently from Churchill's book: Hit My Smoke)
VAS034218 - VAS034251: Fred Wilkie
VAS034299 - VAS034300: Tetrick, OV-10 Special Forces, Thein Phu
VAS034070 - VAS034077: Kingsbury, Covey - O-2, OV-10 and Damages
VAS034338 - VAS034342: John Rogers
VAS034343 - VAS034344: Covey briefing O-2 doorway
VAS034345 - VAS034346: Vietnam through Australia FAC, Nick Ford
VAS034347 - VAS034351: Dale Kingsguy
VAS034352 - VAS034359: Robert Monroe
VAS034463 - VAS034467: Assorted

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3
Posters

Two posters (Section 13, Drawer 15)
Avon Park, Florida, Bombing and Gunnery Range
Partick Air Force Base, Florida

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2
Museum Objects

Drag chute (also known as a drogue chute)
Mosquito Reunion bumper sticker

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13
Newsletters

14 Newsletters
Observer (January 1986)
Observer (March 1986)
Observer (Spring 1986) (2 copies)
Observer (Summer 1986)
Observer (Fall 1986)
Observer (Winter 1987)
Observer (Summer 1987) (2 copies)
Observer (Fall 1987)
Observer (Spring 1988)
Observer (Summer 1988)
Observer (Winter 1989)
Observer (Summer 1989)

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3
Serials

Airpower (Vol 28 No 3) May 1998
Newsweek (April 15, 1985)
US News and World Report (October 10, 1983)

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D078.4A ]]
  • Box 2: [2] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D078.4B ]]
  • Box 3: [3] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D078.4C ]]
  • Box 4: [4] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D078.4D ]]

Inventory

  • New Comer's Training Prospectus: Forward Air Controllers (1 May 1969)
  • 549th TASTS (University of Forward Air Control) Navigation (2 March 1981)
  • 549th TASTS (University of Forward Air Control) Weapons Effects Seminar (28 May 1981)
  • 549th TASTS (University of Forward Air Control) Weapons Effects (1 June 1981)
  • 549th TASTS (University of Forward Air Control) 0-2A IQ Phase Study Guide (1 Dec 1981)
  • 549th TASTS (University of Forward Air Control) OV-10A IQ Phase Study Guide (1 Feb 1982)
  • 549th TASTS (University of Forward Air Control) Formation Procedures (1 April 1982)
  • 549th TASTS (University of Forward Air Control) Airstrike Control (30 April 1982)
  • 549th TASTS (University of Forward Air Control) Airstrike Planning (4 Dec 1982)
  • No Guts No Glory
  • O-2 Aircrew Operational Procedures (26 March 1974)
  • O-2 Pilot quiz
  • USAF Operational Training Course: O-2/OV-10
  • Tactical Air Command Formal Flying and Related Training Publication Phase Manual: USAF Operations Training Course OV-10 (26 Jan 1983)
  • FAC Sheet: 22d Tactical Air Support Squadron: Flying Safety (Vol. 1 No. 31) 5 Aug 1968
  • FAC Sheet: 22d Tactical Air Support Squadron: Flying Safety (Vol. 1 No. 32) 5 Sept 1968
  • Welcome to 20th Tactica Air Support Squadron (6 Jan 1969)
  • The Airborne Forward Air Controller Training Manual 4410th Combat Crew Training Wing
  • The Airborne Forward Air Controller Training Manual 4410th Combat Crew Training Squadron (Holley Field, Florida)
  • Transition and Tactics: O-1 Phase Training Manual for the 4410th Combat Crew Training Wing (April 1967)
  • Air Support and You
  • 1st Air Commando Wing: Forward Air Guide Pamphlet
  • Control of Airstrikes in Southeast Asia 1961-1966 (1 March 1967)
  • Srtike Control and Reconnaissance in Southeast Asia (22 Jan 1969)
  • Forward Air Controller Operations in Close Air Support Role in South Vietnam: Special Report (31 Jan 1969)
  • Control of Airstrikes Jan 1967 - Dec 1968
  • Jet Forward Air Controllers in Southeast Asia (15 October 1969)
  • Classified Secret: Controlling Airstrikes in the Clandestine War in Laos by Jan Churchill
  • Classified Secret: Controlling Airstrikes in the Clandestine War in Laos by Jan Churchill
  • In Their Own Words compiled by Jan Churchill
  • In Their Own Words compiled by Jan Churchill
  • In Their Own Words compiled by Jan Churchill
  • Hit My Smoke: Forward Air Controllers in Southeast Asia by Jan Churchill
  • Hit My Smoke: Forward Air Controllers in Southeast Asia by Jan Churchill
  • Hit My Smoke: Forward Air Controllers in Southeast Asia by Jan Churchill
  • Hit My Smoke: Forward Air Controllers in Southeast Asia by Jan Churchill
  • Hit My Smoke: Forward Air Controllers in Southeast Asia by Jan Churchill
  • Hit My Smoke: Forward Air Controllers in Southeast Asia by Jan Churchill
  • Hit My Smoke: Forward Air Controllers in Southeast Asia by Jan Churchill
  • Hit My Smoke: Forward Air Controllers in Southeast Asia by Jan Churchill
  • Hit My Smoke: Forward Air Controllers in Southeast Asia by Jan Churchill
  • FAC Research materials
  • FAC Research materials
  • FAC Research materials
  • FAC Research materials
  • FAC Research materials
  • FAC Research materials
  • Short stories by Lester G Frazier (Colonel, USAF [Retired])
  • Reference material and FAC Research materials
  • FAC Research materials
  • FAC Research materials
  • FAC Research materials
  • FAC Research materials
  • FAC Research materials
  • FAC Research materials
  • FAC Research materials
  • FAC Research materials
  • Close Air Support Guide
  • 11th Mosquito Reunion Directory 1987
  • Business cards
  • Photocopied magazine articles
  • Photocopied magazine articles
  • Newspaper articles
  • The Leatherneck and Marine Corps Gazette
  • Vista 1999: A Long Range Look at the Future of the Army and Air National Guard (March 1982)
3
Photographs

VA041522, VA041508-VA041718: 281 photographs
VAN007587-VAN007750: 18 negatives, 28 strips of negatives
76 photos of aerial views of the ground, soldiers, and aircrafts in Vietnam

Click here to view all Photographs
14
Slides

VAS034301 - VAS034317: Jim McDevitt in Vietnam
VAS034318 - VAS034337: Doug Aitken
VAS034252 - VAS034298: Billy Kirkland
VAS034078 - VAS034217: Laos from the Jack Teague Collection used in book, "Classified Secret"
VAS034360 - VAS034462: Vietnam (apparently from Churchill's book: Hit My Smoke)
VAS034218 - VAS034251: Fred Wilkie
VAS034299 - VAS034300: Tetrick, OV-10 Special Forces, Thein Phu
VAS034070 - VAS034077: Kingsbury, Covey - O-2, OV-10 and Damages
VAS034338 - VAS034342: John Rogers
VAS034343 - VAS034344: Covey briefing O-2 doorway
VAS034345 - VAS034346: Vietnam through Australia FAC, Nick Ford
VAS034347 - VAS034351: Dale Kingsguy
VAS034352 - VAS034359: Robert Monroe
VAS034463 - VAS034467: Assorted

Click here to view all Slides
3
Posters

Two posters (Section 13, Drawer 15)
Avon Park, Florida, Bombing and Gunnery Range
Partick Air Force Base, Florida

Click here to view all Posters
2
Museum Objects

Drag chute (also known as a drogue chute)
Mosquito Reunion bumper sticker

Click here to view all Museum Objects
13
Newsletters

14 Newsletters
Observer (January 1986)
Observer (March 1986)
Observer (Spring 1986) (2 copies)
Observer (Summer 1986)
Observer (Fall 1986)
Observer (Winter 1987)
Observer (Summer 1987) (2 copies)
Observer (Fall 1987)
Observer (Spring 1988)
Observer (Summer 1988)
Observer (Winter 1989)
Observer (Summer 1989)

Click here to view all Newsletters
3
Serials

Airpower (Vol 28 No 3) May 1998
Newsweek (April 15, 1985)
US News and World Report (October 10, 1983)

Click here to view all Serials

Pub Credit Line
13550000000, Jan Churchill Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 14 Jul 2004 [Updated: 20 Oct 2017]