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Robert C. Laymon Collection (1554) Finding Aid

Item Number: 15540000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Two Super 8mm home movies filmed by Robert C. Laymon of Vietnam and Thailand, September 1971 - September 1972. The footage includes Nguyen Van Thieu's flight aboard a T-39A Sabreliner from Tan Son Nhut to Phu Cat on 30 May 1972 and John Paul Vann, nine days before his death on 9 June 1972. CD contains a BBC interview with Bob Laymon and a CBC Podcast Report, both in August 2010, concerning the late Air Force General John D. Lavelle and his forced retirement and demotion to Major General following accusations in 1972 that he allowed unauthorized bombing missions in North Vietnam. President Barack Obama recommended to the United States Senate that Lavelle be posthumously restored to the rank of General following revelations from declassified Nixon tapes that he was falsely accused.

Dates

  • 18 April 2005

Biographical / Historical

Robert C. Laymon was a crew member of the SCATBACk branch of Tan Son Nhut Airport in Saigon from September 1971 to September 1972. He flew missions from Saigon to Phu Cat, Thailand, with many other stops in between.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
0.2
Pages
1
Location(s)
Cold Storage Vault, D162.1 Audio Overflow
1
Moving Images

1554VI1910 & 1554VI1911: Footage of Vietnam and Thailand filmed by Robert C. Laymon from September 1971 to September 1972.

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1
Audio

1554AU2524: Radio interviews concerning General John D. Lavelle, August 2010

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1
Moving Images

1554VI1910 & 1554VI1911: Footage of Vietnam and Thailand filmed by Robert C. Laymon from September 1971 to September 1972.

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1
Audio

1554AU2524: Radio interviews concerning General John D. Lavelle, August 2010

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Pub Credit Line
15540000000, Robert C. Laymon Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 18 Apr 2005 [Updated: 12 Oct 2010]