James H. Platt Vietnam War Collection

Title

James H. Platt Vietnam War Collection

Description

The James H. Platt Vietnam War Collection relates to the 1967-1968 military service of Platt, a U.S. Air Force First Lieutenant and Rescue Crew Commander stationed at Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Base in Thailand. The bulk of the collection consists of twenty (20) slides taken by Platt. The slides do not have identifying information but generally depict military aircraft and surrounding locations. Some images depict military aircraft such as Sikorsky (S-61R) HH-3E Jolly Green Giants, and three images feature a Lockheed C-130A Hercules accident at an airfield. Other subjects featured in the slides include soldiers, aerial views of landscapes, and street scenes in Thailand and Laos.

Date

1967-1968

Creator

Platt, James H.

Language

English

Rights Holder

The Museum of Flight Archives

Rights

Permission to publish material from the James H. Platt Vietnam War Collection must be obtained from The Museum of Flight Archives.

Bibliographic Citation

The James H. Platt Vietnam War Collection/The Museum of Flight

Identifier

2017-10-19

Collection Organization

Collection Items

[Audio equipment]
Photograph of audio equipment on a desk at the Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, circa 1967-1968.

[Airman with radio]
Photograph of a unidentified airman of the United States Air Force using a radio at Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, circa 1967-1968. A bulletin board on the wall behind him shows the air crew status of the 37th Aerospace Rescue and…

[Sikorsky (S-61R) HH-3E Jolly Green Giant helicopter]
Photograph of people walking near a parked Sikorsky (S-61R) HH-3E Jolly Green Giant at Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, circa 1967-1968.

[Barracks]
Photograph of barracks buildings at Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, circa 1967-1968.

[De Havilland (Canada) DHC-4 Caribou]
Photograph of a De Havilland (Canada) DHC-4 Caribou (tail number 392) with United States Army markings, on a runway at Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, circa 1967-1968.

[Crashed Lockheed C-130 Hercules]
Photograph of a Lockheed C-130 Hercules (tail number 7875) of the United States Air Force, crashed at an airfield in South Vietnam, circa May 1968.

[Sikorsky (S-61R) HH-3E Jolly Green Giant helicopters]
Photograph of Sikorsky (S-61R) HH-3E Jolly Green Giant helicopters at Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, circa 1967-1968.

[Crashed Lockheed C-130 Hercules]
Photograph of military personnel working on a crashed Lockheed C-130 Hercules (tail number 7875) at an airfield in South Vietnam, circa May 1968. Several water trucks and other vehicles are parked around the plane, and black smoke billows from the…

[Sikorsky (S-61R) HH-3E Jolly Green Giant helicopter]
Photograph of a Sikorsky (S-61R) HH-3E Jolly Green Giant helicopter with United States Air Force markings and camouflaged paint scheme, parked in a field in Thailand, circa 1967-1968. A group of local civilians with bicycles are gathered on the left…

[Barracks]
Photograph of lawn chairs in front of barracks buildings at Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, circa 1967-1968.
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