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Army Otter Caribou Association Collection (1719) Finding Aid

Item Number: 17190000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

November 2005 issue of LOGBOOK, the official publication of the Army Otter Caribou Association.

Dates

  • 10 January 2006

Biographical / Historical

The Army Otter Caribou Association is a nonprofit Veterans Organization consisting of aircrew members and support personnel who flew or maintained the two unique Otter and Caribou aircraft. Both aircraft were built by DeHaviland of Canada, a company well known for its design and development of short take off and landing,) aircraft for the 'Bush' pilots of Alaska and the Yukon Territory. In 1962, three years prior to the arrival of ground forces, the Otter and the Caribou were the first fixed wing Army aircraft to be deployed as aviation units to South Vietnam. The mission in those early years was to support U.S. Special Forces personnel who were scattered throughout the Republic of South Vietnam as training advisors to the South Vietnamese Army and Civilian Militias. These aircraft often provided the sole source of contact, supplies and mail for the brave 'Green Berets.'
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
0.1
Pages
1
Location(s)
Newsletter Collection
1
Newsletters

LOGBOOK (Volume 20 Number 3), November 2005

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1
Newsletters

LOGBOOK (Volume 20 Number 3), November 2005

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Pub Credit Line
17190000000, Army Otter Caribou Association Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 10 Jan 2006 [Updated: 10 Jan 2006]