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James W. Nelson Collection (2247) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22470000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Three reels of Super 8 film and a copy of a newspaper article document James W. Nelson's service in the United States Air Force in Vietnam with the 22nd Tactical Air Support Squadron at Binh Thuy Air Force Base, 1968-1970, where he was a forward air controller, tactical air liaison officer, and operations staff officer and flew 603 combat missions totaling 652 hours in an O-1.

Added: 22 Dec 2009[Updated: 29 Jun 2010]
Colonel Nelson, Vietnam #1
Item Number: 2247VI2756   (Click For More Item Information)
 Moving Image

Super 8mm film from James W. Nelson's service in Vietnam, 1968-1970.

Hurlburt Field (Okaloosa County, Florida) U.S. Air Force Installation - JSAF Tactical Air Command Hurlburt Field Air Commandos 4410th Combat Crew Training School - Christmas and New Year signs - USAF Air Ground Operations

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Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: James W. Nelson Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 22 Dec 2009[Updated: 02 Oct 2019]
Col. Nelson, Vietnam 2 - Pleiku to Hong Kong
Item Number: 2247VI2757   (Click For More Item Information)
 Moving Image

Super 8 Film from James W. Nelson's service in Vietnam, 1968-1970 - Aerial spraying and sticks of bombs from an Arc Light raid - At 23:12 a CH-47 carries a disabled H-34.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: James W. Nelson Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 22 Dec 2009[Updated: 20 Nov 2018]
Colonel Nelson, Vietnam #3 - Honolulu to Don Muang RTAFB [Royal Thai Air Force Base]
Item Number: 2247VI2758   (Click For More Item Information)
 Moving Image

Super 8mm film from James W. Nelson's service in Vietnam, 1968-1970. Honolulu International Airport - USS Arizona Memorial - 3:53 lines of craters from Arc Light strike - VNAF-USAF Base Operations Binh Thuy Air Base Viet Nam - O-1 Bird Dog "Rockin Robin" O-62531 - "Black Bart" - "Miss Fit" O-62519

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Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: James W. Nelson Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 22 Dec 2009[Updated: 20 Nov 2018]
Article [partial] from Unknown Source - Tinker officers retire, receive decoration
Item Number: 22470101001   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: James W. Nelson Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 31 Aug 2010[Updated: 08 Oct 2010]
Item is Copyrighted - It is not available outside the VNCA building
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Slide
Item Number: VAS063747   (Click For More Item Information)
 Slide

[Number of Pages: 1]

Colonel Nelson's Villa. January 26,1968.

Item Creation Date: 26 January 1968

Collection: James W. Nelson Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 05 Sep 2012[Updated: 07 Jan 2013]
Slide
Item Number: VAS063754   (Click For More Item Information)
 Slide

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: James W. Nelson Collection

Association: Forward Air Controller Association

Added: 05 Sep 2012[Updated: 05 Sep 2012]