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Robert R. Arnau Collection (1918) Finding Aid

Item Number: 19180000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Less than one linear foot of slides, photographs, military administrative documents, clippings, and recollections document Robert Arnau's tour of duty with the 21st Special Operations Squadron, 1969-1970. The materials date from the war era.

Dates

  • 13 February 2007

Biographical / Historical

Robert Arnau was assigned to the 21st Special Operations Squadron, 56th Special Operations Wing in March of 1969 to February 1970. He was stationed at Nakon Phanom Air Base in Thailand. Arnau piloted CH-3 helicopters in support of Special Operations along the Ho Chi Minh Trail. He also instituted and carried out a personal special operation known as Operation 'Candy Drop'.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
0.5
Pages
1
Location(s)
D060.4A; Photograph Collection, Slide Collection,
2
Photographs

VA049954 - VA049958: 4 Photographs documenting Maj. Arnau's Operation "Candy Drop"
1 Photograph documenting the Thai Queen Mother's visit to Nakhon Phanom Province January 1970

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1
Slides

VAS041053 - VAS041172: 119 Slides document Robert Arnau's tour of duty in Southeast Asia with the 21st Special Operations Squadron, NKP Air Base Thailand, 1969-1970

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D060.4 ]]

Inventory

  • Article titled "Knife Tales" 21st Special Operations Squdron Nakon Phanom AB, Thailand
  • Article titled Happy Halloween for Thai Children; The Miami Herald Oct. 1969
  • letters in reference to operation "Candy Drop"
  • Newspaper article "Queen Mother'
  • Robert Arnau's explanation of Thai Queen Mother's visit
  • Associated Press article titled "102 Yanks lost during spy trips, Laos, Cambodia patrols costly"
  • Letters and administrative documents of recomendation for Col. Robert R. Arnau
  • Originals of Newspaper articles
2
Photographs

VA049954 - VA049958: 4 Photographs documenting Maj. Arnau's Operation "Candy Drop"
1 Photograph documenting the Thai Queen Mother's visit to Nakhon Phanom Province January 1970

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1
Slides

VAS041053 - VAS041172: 119 Slides document Robert Arnau's tour of duty in Southeast Asia with the 21st Special Operations Squadron, NKP Air Base Thailand, 1969-1970

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Pub Credit Line
19180000000, Robert R. Arnau Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 13 Feb 2007 [Updated: 04 Apr 2007]