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Les Thompson Collection (1624) Finding Aid

Item Number: 16240000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Sixty-six aerial photographs and a helmet bag received from the estate of Colonel Findlay of the 20th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron (TRS) and two reels of 8mm film from Bangkok and Nakon Phanom in 1971.

Dates

  • 19 August 2005

Biographical / Historical

Les Thompson was born in 1947 in Tulare, California. In 1968, he volunteered for the United States Air Force and served a total of four years, one of which was served in Southeast Asia. Ranked as an E4, Thompson served as a Ground Radio Repairman. 1968 - 1970, Thompson served with the 1913th Communication Squadron in Langley, Virginia. 1970 - 1971, he served with Detachment 5, 621st Tactical Control Squadron (TCS) at Nakhon Phanom, Royal Thai Air Force Base (RTAFB), Thailand and 1971 - 1972, he served with the 609th TCS at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico. Thompson was discharged in 1972 and received the following medals for his service: Vietnam Service Medal and the Air Force Commendation Medal. He is currently a member of the Thailand, Laos, Cambodia Brotherhood.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
0.7
Pages
1
Location(s)
Photograph Collection, Cold Storage Vault, Museum Objects
1
Photographs

VA042209 - VA042274: from the estate of Colonel Findlay of the 20th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron (TRS)

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1
Museum Objects

1624museum1708: Helmet bag

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2
Moving Images

1624VI2012: 8mm film of Nakon Phanom (NKP), Thailand, June-July 1971
1624VI2013: 8mm film of Bangkok and Nakon Phanom (NKP), Thailand

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1
Photographs

VA042209 - VA042274: from the estate of Colonel Findlay of the 20th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron (TRS)

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1
Museum Objects

1624museum1708: Helmet bag

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2
Moving Images

1624VI2012: 8mm film of Nakon Phanom (NKP), Thailand, June-July 1971
1624VI2013: 8mm film of Bangkok and Nakon Phanom (NKP), Thailand

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Pub Credit Line
16240000000, Les Thompson Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 19 Aug 2005 [Updated: 16 Feb 2006]