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R. Dresser Interview Tarpon Springs, Fl
Item Number: 252AU0101   (Click For More Item Information)
 Audio

Former Ranch Hand commander Ralph Dresser talks about the tactics of combat aerial spraying, air support, flying 'crop missions' and acting as VC-bait. He discusses the various types of aircraft acting in support of the Ranch Hand operation, and the role of FACs. He also tells of briefing General

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Item Creation Date: 11 October 1980

Collection: Paul Cecil Collection

Association: Ranch Hand Association Vietnam

Added: 02 Feb 2002[Updated: 17 Jul 2019]
Oran History 80-5 (side 3)
Item Number: 252AU0102   (Click For More Item Information)
 Audio

Continuation of Dresser interview [252au0101]. Ralph Dresser, former commander of Ranch Hand unit at Phu Cat Air Base discusses relations with the press, and the Air Force's desire for high-profile publicity leads to declassification of crop-destruction missions. This in turn leads to public

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Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Paul Cecil Collection

Association: Ranch Hand Association Vietnam

Added: 02 Feb 2002[Updated: 17 Jul 2019]
80-6 Original- Discussion and Arthur Interview, Tarpon Springs, Fl
Item Number: 252AU0103   (Click For More Item Information)
 Audio

'General conversation.' Interview with James Arthur, crew chief of aircraft #628 discusses maintenance on C-123 aircraft, damage resulting from ground fire, the housing situation and personal security. Group watches home movies.

Item Creation Date: 11 October 1980

Collection: Paul Cecil Collection

Association: Ranch Hand Association Vietnam

Added: 02 Feb 2002[Updated: 17 Jul 2019]
80-4 Brady Interview-General Discussion, Tarpon Springs, Fl
Item Number: 252AU0104   (Click For More Item Information)
 Audio

Paul Cecil interviews John Brady, a Ranch Hander. Brief discussion on politically-influenced targeting, targeting crops, and 'hauling trash.' They discuss hazards of flying 'for the Ranch' such as weather problems, ground fire, spraying in hot areas.

Item Creation Date: 10 October 1980

Collection: Paul Cecil Collection

Association: Ranch Hand Association Vietnam

Added: 02 Feb 2002[Updated: 17 Jul 2019]
80-3 Original-General Discussion Tarrin Springs, Fl
Item Number: 252AU0105   (Click For More Item Information)
 Audio

Item Creation Date: 10 October 1980

Collection: Paul Cecil Collection

Association: Ranch Hand Association Vietnam

Added: 02 Feb 2002[Updated: 17 Jul 2019]
Item is Copyrighted - It is not available outside the VNCA building
80-2 General Discussion Tarrin Springs, Fl
Item Number: 252AU0106   (Click For More Item Information)
 Audio

'Oral History Program Tape for Ranch Hand' Topics: Tactical landing techniques for C-123s, Ranch Hand during Tet '68, the organizational structure and status of Ranch Hand, scroungers, air conditioners, and the Rung Sat Special Zone. Names mentioned: Dave Willoughby, George Hedge, LtGen Edmondson,

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Item Creation Date: 10 October 1980

Collection: Paul Cecil Collection

Association: Ranch Hand Association Vietnam

Added: 02 Feb 2002[Updated: 17 Jul 2019]
80-1 Charly Hubbs
Item Number: 252AU0107   (Click For More Item Information)
 Audio

Charlie Hubbs, Ranch Hand Detachment Commander is interviewed by Paul Cecil in Tarpon Springs FL. Reflections on the Ranch Hand operation, ranging from training for the unit's unique requirements to comparisons of various aircraft which supported the flights.

Item Creation Date: 10 October 1980

Collection: Paul Cecil Collection

Association: Ranch Hand Association Vietnam

Added: 02 Feb 2002[Updated: 17 Jul 2019]
81-1 Fort Walter Beach, Marshall Tape
Item Number: 252AU0109   (Click For More Item Information)
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Paul Cecil interviews LtCol Carl W. Marshall, USAF (Ret). LtCol Marshall recalls the early days of program development for the practice of tactical aerial spraying. He discusses the selection of the C-123 Provider as the most appropriate platform and the co-operation between USAF and the US Dept.

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Item Creation Date: 10 October 1981

Collection: Paul Cecil Collection

Association: Ranch Hand Association Vietnam

Added: 02 Feb 2002[Updated: 17 Jul 2019]
Jack Spey Oral History Part #1
Item Number: 252AU0110   (Click For More Item Information)
 Audio

Major John R. 'Jack' Spey records his answers to a questionnaire regarding the early days of the Special Aerial Spray Flight based at Langley AFB and the transition to Tactical Air Transport Squadron (Provisional) 1, also known as 'Operation Ranch Hand.' During this period, the unit developed their

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Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Paul Cecil Collection

Association: Ranch Hand Association Vietnam

Added: 02 Feb 2002[Updated: 17 Jul 2019]
Jack Spey Oral History Part #2
Item Number: 252AU0111   (Click For More Item Information)
 Audio

Conclusion to Jack Spey's oral history. Spey is discussing operational tactics developed for aerial spraying under combat conditions, spraying the Ho Chi Minh Trail, and the evolution of Ranch Hand's missions and targeting.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Paul Cecil Collection

Association: Ranch Hand Association Vietnam

Added: 02 Feb 2002[Updated: 17 Jul 2019]
SMS Burnie R. Dallas, Jr. #7255 (#1); Flight tape Side 1 Side 2
Item Number: 252AU0112   (Click For More Item Information)
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From case notes: 'SMS Bernie R. Dallas, Jr. #7255; Date: 28 Dec 1969; Area: U-Minh Forest (edge) IV Corps; # of aircraft: 7; Duration of Tape: 15 Minutes; Remarks: Lead Aircraft - no hits. Crew: Capt Holaday, B. IP; 1/Lt Hill, C. FP; 1/Lt Carney, J. N; SMS Dallas, B. FE; #7 Aircraft Crew: LtCol

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Item Creation Date: 28 December 1969

Collection: Paul Cecil Collection

Association: Ranch Hand Association Vietnam

Added: 02 Feb 2002[Updated: 17 Jul 2019]
SMS Burnie R. Dallas, Jr. #7255 (#2); Flight Tape Side 1a Side 1b Side 2
Item Number: 252AU0113   (Click For More Item Information)
 Audio

From Case Notes: 'Side 1A Date: 30 Jan 1970; Area: Ban Me Thuot (Happy Valley) II Corp; Number of Aircraft: 1; Duration of Tape: 24 Minutes. Remarks: Survey Flight. Air search for new rice corps. (sic) Altitude of 1500' or less - no hits. Crew: Maj Thorndike, R. IP; 1/Lt Ritter, R. FP; 1/Lt

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Item Creation Date: 30 January 1970

Collection: Paul Cecil Collection

Association: Ranch Hand Association Vietnam

Added: 02 Feb 2002[Updated: 17 Jul 2019]
Flight Tape Side 1, 'Hanoi Hannah', Propaganda Broadcast
Item Number: 252AU0114   (Click For More Item Information)
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Taken from case notes: Side 1 Propaganda broadcast from Hanoi, North Viet-Nam. Taped at Bien-Hoa AB, RVN. 1630 Hours. Date: 2 April 1970: Herbicide Chemical Warfare (garbled) 1630 hours. Side 2 Area: Quang Ngai, Song Re Valley, Danang AB, I Corps. Number of Aircraft: 7 Remarks: #5 Aircraft, Element

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Item Creation Date: 28 March 1970

Collection: Paul Cecil Collection

Association: Ranch Hand Association Vietnam

Added: 02 Feb 2002[Updated: 17 Jul 2019]
SMS Burnie R. Dallas, Jr. #7255 (#4); Flight Tape Side 1a: Side 1b: Rocket Attack; Side 2: 2nd Signing of the Peace Tapes from Radio Armed Forces Network, Europe, Rhein-Main AB, Germany, AM 872.
Item Number: 252AU0116   (Click For More Item Information)
 Audio

Item Creation Date: 16 April 1970

Collection: Paul Cecil Collection

Association: Ranch Hand Association Vietnam

Added: 02 Feb 2002[Updated: 17 Jul 2019]
Item is Copyrighted - It is not available outside the VNCA building
Ranch Hand narration of slide presentation
Item Number: 252AU0091   (Click For More Item Information)
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Jack Spey narrates a slide presentation on the operations of Operation RANCH HAND. Note two pictures of 'Patches - the most famous C-123 at the Ranch.' Spey discusses the details and difficulties of combat formation spraying. Several pictures taken during spraying of the A Shau Valley.

Author(s): Jack Spay

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Paul Cecil Collection

Association: Ranch Hand Association Vietnam

Added: 02 Feb 2002[Updated: 17 Jul 2019]
Stransberry Lecture
Item Number: 252AU0097   (Click For More Item Information)
 Audio

Item Creation Date: 01 October 1929

Collection: Paul Cecil Collection

Association: Ranch Hand Association Vietnam

Added: 02 Feb 2002[Updated: 17 Jul 2019]
Spanish Language Instruction Tape
Item Number: 252AU0099   (Click For More Item Information)
 Audio

Spanish language instruction tape.

Item Creation Date: 28 February 1974

Collection: Paul Cecil Collection

Association: Ranch Hand Association Vietnam

Added: 02 Feb 2002[Updated: 17 Jul 2019]
A.J. Folts San Marcos
Item Number: 252AU0100   (Click For More Item Information)
 Audio

An oral history from Mr. A. J. Folts, recorded 29 July 1976. Folts begins reminiscing about his childhood and the time he spent with the families of the officer corps around Fort Sam Houston. He remembers two men, SgtMaj Bartholomew T. Mulhern and Sgt Frank Moody and their unique relationship to

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Item Creation Date: 29 July 1976

Collection: Paul Cecil Collection

Association: Ranch Hand Association Vietnam

Added: 02 Feb 2002[Updated: 17 Jul 2019]
Ranch Hand 3
Item Number: 252AU0090   (Click For More Item Information)
 Audio

Item Creation Date: 18 January 1982

Collection: Paul Cecil Collection

Association: Ranch Hand Association Vietnam

Added: 02 Feb 2002[Updated: 17 Jul 2019]
Lt. General Meyers - Speech at 14th Ranch Hand Reunion (Tarrin Springs, Florida, 1980)
Item Number: 252AU0098   (Click For More Item Information)
 Audio

General Meyers addresses Ranch Hand Association members regarding their participation in the U.S. Air Force epidemiological study of effects of 'Herbicide Orange.'
[VNCA Note: General Meyers' speech is at beginning of Side B.]

Item Creation Date: 11 October 1980

Collection: Paul Cecil Collection

Association: Ranch Hand Association Vietnam

Added: 02 Feb 2002[Updated: 17 Jul 2019]
SMS Burnie R. Dallas, Jr. #7255 (#3); Hanoi, North Vietnam Taped at Bien-Hoa AB / Side 2: Flight Tape
Item Number: 252AU0115   (Click For More Item Information)
 Audio

Transcript of case notes:
Side 1a 16 April 1970, Tinh Darlac Province (Happy Valley) II Corps - # of Aircraft: 2, Ram Rod 83-87, F-100s - Duration of tape: 33 minutes
Remarks:
Lead aircraft - 5 hits. Crew: MAJ R. Thorndike, IP - 1LT Colvin, B. FP - CAPT G. House, Nav - SMS B. Dallas,

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Item Creation Date: 10 April 1970

Collection: Paul Cecil Collection

Association: Ranch Hand Association Vietnam

Added: 02 Feb 2002[Updated: 17 Jul 2019]