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John L. Taber Collection (2817) Finding Aid

Item Number: 28170000000
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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of approximately 3 linear feet of textual records, artifacts, audiovisual materials, and slides documenting John Taber's service as an aircraft commander with the 4th Battalion, 77th Aerial Rocket Artillery (A and B Battery) in Vietnam from August 1968 to July 1970. It includes pilot’s checklists; materials used by warrant officer candidates during flight school; an immunization certificate; operational and survival manuals; a Hobart College ID; and a DOD shot record showing R&R stamps.

Dates

  • 01 January 1965 to 31 December 1969
Title
Finding Aid
Author
Rebecca Vollene
Date
2017-05-03
Length (Linear Feet)
3
Pages
1
Language of description
English
2096
Slides

Approximately 2,096 slides including shots from Fort Wolters, Fort Rucker, and Fort Still (1967-1968); footage of soldiers flying the UH-1C and the AH1G Cobra; footage of aircraft shot down or lost to enemy action on the ground; and footage of Taber on leave during Christmas.

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9
Museum Objects

2817museum4911 Flight Helmet
2817museum4885 Signal Mirror
2817museum4886 Green Capsule
2817museum4887 Sea Dye Marker
2817museum4891 Green Carrying Case
2817museum4890 Survival Kit
2817museum4889 Drinking Water Storage Bag
2817museum4888 Supply kit containing anti-motion sickness tablets, water purification tablets, anti-infection tablets, chap stick, and safety pins
2817museum4884 Canon 1218 Super Eight MM Movie camera

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4
Moving Images

8" reel - Unidentified 8" Reel 2817VI3504
7" reel - B Battery 4-77 ARA 2817VI3515
7" reel - ASP '75 2817VI3516
Super 8mm - Seventy event- ARA Raid 2817VI3517

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10
Audio

2817AU2709 Record - Sky Pilots

7" reel - Unidentified 7" Reel 2817AU2814

7" reel - Unidentified 7" Reel 2817AU2815

7" reel - Unidentified 7" Reel 2817AU2816

7" reel - Unidentified 7" Reel 2817AU2817

7" reel - Unidentified 7" Reel 2817AU2818

7" reel - Unidentified 7" Reel 2817AU2819

7" reel - Unidentified 7" Reel 2817AU2820

7" reel - Unidentified 7" Reel 2817AU2821

7" reel - Unidentified 7" Reel 2817AU2822

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, 2nd Floor, Stacks, D151.3D [1]]

Inventory

  • TM 55-1510-208-CL Operator's and Crewmember's Checklist
  • TM 55-1510-212-CL Operator's and Crewmember's Checklist, Army Model T-41B Aircraft, Pilot's Checklist, U.S. Army Aviation School (April 1969)
  • Search and Rescue: Survival Air Force Manual AFM 64-5
  • John L. Taber Student Identification, Hobart and William Smith Colleges (1965-1966)
  • John L. Taber's Department of Defense Immunization Certifcate
  • Southeast Aviation Department of Graduate Flight Training United States Army Aviation School, Fort Rucker, Alabama T- 42A Checklist Training Guide (Dec. 13, 1967)
  • Rotary Wing Aerodynamics Student Outlines
  • Tactical Implementation Memos (Dec. 28, 1967; Feb. 27, 1968; Mar. 25, 1968; Mar. 26, 1968; Apr. 16, 1968)
  • Aviation Subcourse 75 Map Reading: Program 1-7 United States Army Aviation School, Fort Ruckers, Alabama (May 1966; March 1967)
  • Map Reading Student Handouts, United States Army Primary Helicopter School, Fort Wolters, Texas (April 1967)
  • Design Specifications of Hughes (TH-55)
  • Military Symbols P-506-3, United States Army Primary Helicopter School, Fort Wolters, Texas (Aug. 1966)
  • Student Handout Helicopter Accident Prevention, Department of Flying Safety, United States Army Primary Helicopter Center, Fort Wolters, Texas
  • Student Outline: Geographical Orientation and Target Location, United States Army Primary Helicopter School, Fort Wolters, Texas
  • Student Outline: Target Recognition, United States Army Primary Helicopter School, Fort Wolters, Texas (Feb. 6, 1968)
  • Navigation Handout
  • 55 Hour Syllabus Rotary Wing Tactical Flight Training, United Stated Army Aviation School, Fort Rucker, Alabama/ Fort Stewart, Georgia (Jan. 1968)
  • Standard Safety Operating Procedures: Helicopter Armament Subsystems M-21 and M156/159C
  • Student Outlines and Performance Checks, United States Army Primary Helicopter School, Fort Wolters, Texas
  • Student Outlines and John L. Taber's Notes from Flight School (1967)
  • Fort Rucker Chain Daylight Accuracy and Coverage Diagram
2096
Slides

Approximately 2,096 slides including shots from Fort Wolters, Fort Rucker, and Fort Still (1967-1968); footage of soldiers flying the UH-1C and the AH1G Cobra; footage of aircraft shot down or lost to enemy action on the ground; and footage of Taber on leave during Christmas.

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9
Museum Objects

2817museum4911 Flight Helmet
2817museum4885 Signal Mirror
2817museum4886 Green Capsule
2817museum4887 Sea Dye Marker
2817museum4891 Green Carrying Case
2817museum4890 Survival Kit
2817museum4889 Drinking Water Storage Bag
2817museum4888 Supply kit containing anti-motion sickness tablets, water purification tablets, anti-infection tablets, chap stick, and safety pins
2817museum4884 Canon 1218 Super Eight MM Movie camera

Click here to view all Museum Objects
4
Moving Images

8" reel - Unidentified 8" Reel 2817VI3504
7" reel - B Battery 4-77 ARA 2817VI3515
7" reel - ASP '75 2817VI3516
Super 8mm - Seventy event- ARA Raid 2817VI3517

Click here to view all Moving Images
10
Audio

2817AU2709 Record - Sky Pilots

7" reel - Unidentified 7" Reel 2817AU2814

7" reel - Unidentified 7" Reel 2817AU2815

7" reel - Unidentified 7" Reel 2817AU2816

7" reel - Unidentified 7" Reel 2817AU2817

7" reel - Unidentified 7" Reel 2817AU2818

7" reel - Unidentified 7" Reel 2817AU2819

7" reel - Unidentified 7" Reel 2817AU2820

7" reel - Unidentified 7" Reel 2817AU2821

7" reel - Unidentified 7" Reel 2817AU2822

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Pub Credit Line
28170000000, John L. Taber Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 03 May 2017 [Updated: 30 Apr 2018]