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David Harp Collection (686) Finding Aid

Item Number: 6860000000

Scope and Contents

A photocopy of a DD-214 Form for David Meredith Harp, April 30, 1971, two computer printed photographs, 1968 Tet Offensive, Bien Hoa, Dead Vietcong; Ranch Hands, Spray mission, in flight to target, undated, and a copy of Regulations for Operation of Aircraft, written in 1920 document David Harp's career in the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1971.


  • 29 July 2002

Biographical / Historical

(USAF) David M. Harp, originally from Ashburn, Georgia, served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 until 1971. He flew C-46s out of Japan during the Korean War and, in 1959, flew 145 combat spy missions over Korea as an Intelligence Operations Officer. In 1961, David took part in Project Hilo-Hattie, flying 76 secret intelligence-gathering missions over Southeast Asia. In 1968, he was sent to Vietnam to take part in Operation Ranch Hand, where he flew 59 missions out of Bien Hoa in C-123s. After his tour ended in 1969, David was sent to Langley AFB, Virginia, where he retired from the USAF in 1971.
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
Individual Collections-H
  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D058.3 ]]


  • Photocopy of the DD Form 214 of David Harp, April 30, 1971 -
  • Computer printed photographs
  • - - - - Regulations for Operation of Aircraft

Pub Credit Line
6860000000, David Harp Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 29 Jul 2002 [Updated: 21 Jun 2007]