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James M. Hall, Jr. Collection (1517) Finding Aid

Item Number: 15170000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Essays, maps, notes, plaques, and a article document Colonel James M. Hall, Jr.'s time with Task Force Alpha in Thailand from November 1968 to December 1969 and with the 7th Airborne Command and Control Center in Thailand from 1971 to 1972.

Dates

  • 28 February 2005

Biographical / Historical

James Hall was born on 8 April 1919 in Texas where he lived until he was drafted into the Army in November of 1940. Following basic training Hall was assigned to the 15th Field Artillery Battalion until he was accepted into the Aviation Cadet Program in 1942. Following his flight training, Hall was an instructor in B-24s, later being assigned to the 19th Bomb Group flying 35 missions over Japan in B-29s. Following the war, Hall was discharged, only to be recalled in 1950 being assigned to the Air Force Special Weapons Center. From November 1968 through 1969 Hall served as Director of Operations for Task Force Alpha in Thailand. From September 1971 to 1972 Hall served as an orbit commander with the Seventh Airborne Command and Control Center.
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Finding Aid
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Location(s)
Individual Collections-H; Individual Collections-Oversized; Museum Objects
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Photographs

Private Jim Hall at Camp Bullis in early 1941, VA040240-040241
Col. James Hall, Jr, Commander Hill Air Force Base 1973

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Museum Objects

1517museum1529: Task Force ALPHA plaque
1517museum1530: Seventh Airborne Command and Control Squadron plaque
1517museum1574: Ceramic elephant purchased in Vietnam

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Audio

1517AU1609: recording of search and rescue over Laos (18 December 1971)

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D058.3 ]]
  • 1000: [1000] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D054.1 ]]

Inventory

  • Photocopy of DD-214 for Colonel James Hall (original in restricted file)
  • Biography of Colonel James Hall
  • Air Force Magazine article "Igloo White" (November 2004)
  • Vietnam experiences of Colonel Jim Hall
  • Task Force ALPHA charts and diagrams
  • Vietnam experiences of Colonel Jim Hall "Now, About My Experiences with 7th ABCC on my Second Vietnam Tour
  • 7th ABCCC chart of Vietnam
  • Explanation of Task Force ALPHA emblem
  • computer generated 19th Bombardment Association insignia
  • computer generated 30th Bomb Squadron insignia
  • Photocopy: "On Wings We Conquer: The 19th Bombardment Group, United States Air Force"
  • Photocopy of Handwritten Combat Mission Diary of Captain James M. Hall, Jr. (now Colonel) Missions Flown in B-29 Aircraft from Guam over Japan, March thru July 1945 (August 1997)
  • Combat Mission Journal Lieutenant James M. Hall, Jr. March 6 1945 - July 29, 1945
  • Mission Overview written by Eugen Victor, our navigator on crew 63, The City of Flatbush, on our mission to Osaka, Japan on June 1, 1945
  • Map of Iwo Jima showing airfield #1 where Jim Hall's aircraft landed on 4 July 1945
  • Insignia and patch design of Task Goup 132.4 supporting the Atomic Energy Commission on ther Task Force "Ivy" testing of first Hydrogen Bomb
  • Cover letter releasing article "Task Force 7.4 on Operation Castle" by Major James M. Hall, Jr to the public (24 June 1954)
  • article "Task Force 7.4 on Operation Castle" by Major James M. Hall, Jr
  • article "There and Back with Nuclear Weapons" slanted for publication in Air Force Magazine
  • article "Bomb Squad: How Airborne Detectives Collect Evidence From a Cloud of Atomic Debris" by James Schultz in Air & Space Magazine (June/July 2000)
  • letter from Jim Hall concerning the Air Force Technical Applications Center
  • U.S. Air Force Special Order PA-2476 regarding the travel of LtCol James Hall, Jr.
  • The Itinerant Life of Minnie Mae and Jim Hall (1943-2004)
  • Air Force Decorations and Awards of Colonel James M. Hall, Jr, USAF (Retired) (two copies)
  • Mini-History of Jim Hall's Life 1919-1992
  • Decisions: Just Reminiscing with Jim
  • Fort Worth Star-Telegram newspaper article "Vietnam Forum Looks Beyond the War" (undated)
  • Fort Worth Star-Telegram newspaper article "Vietnam Rancor is Replayed on Panel" (undated)
  • Fort Worth Star-Telegram newspaper article "Vietnam Sparks War of Words on Election Panel" (20 March 2005)
  • Letters to the Editor pages from Air Force Magazine (May 2005) pertaining to article in March 2005 issue about Operation Rolling Thunder
  • Preface to Oral Interview about Hall's Vietnam experience
  • Series of short essays regarding Hall's service at the following bases: Nakon Phnom RTAFB, England AFB, Udorn RTAFB, Hill AFB, Tinker AFB, retirement in Granbury Texas, retirement in Lakewood Village
  • Article from Air Force Magazine titled The Fall of Lima Site 85 by John T. Correll, April 2006
  • Oversize material
  • Sections from the Ft. Worth Star Telegram (24 April 2005) including articles about the Vietnam War
2
Photographs

Private Jim Hall at Camp Bullis in early 1941, VA040240-040241
Col. James Hall, Jr, Commander Hill Air Force Base 1973

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3
Museum Objects

1517museum1529: Task Force ALPHA plaque
1517museum1530: Seventh Airborne Command and Control Squadron plaque
1517museum1574: Ceramic elephant purchased in Vietnam

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1
Audio

1517AU1609: recording of search and rescue over Laos (18 December 1971)

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Pub Credit Line
15170000000, James M. Hall, Jr. Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 28 Feb 2005 [Updated: 11 Sep 2019]