Calvin H. and Yun Yau Kam Papers

Title

Calvin H. and Yun Yau Kam Papers

Description

The Calvin H. and Yun Yau Kam Collection primarily relates to the 1969-1971 military service of Calvin H. Kam during the Vietnam War. The collection contains military orders, records, and images that document his activities with the United States Army, in particular his time stationed in Southeast Asia. The sixty-eight (68) slides depict military life, personnel, operations, and aircraft. Identified locations include Cambodia and Vietnam.

In addition to the materials on Calvin, five (5) black-and-white photographs and two (2) clippings relate to Yun Yau Kam, Calvin's father, who served during World War II and the Korean War.

Date

circa 1940s-1970s (bulk dates 1970s)

Creator

Kam, Calvin H.

Language

English

Type

The Museum of Flight Archives

Rights Holder

The Museum of Flight Archives

Rights

Permission to publish material from the Calvin H. and Yun Yau Kam Papers must be obtained from The Museum of Flight Archives.

Bibliographic Citation

The Calvin H. and Yun Yau Kam Papers/The Museum of Flight

Identifier

2017-03-24

Collection Organization

Collection Items

Local men are commissioned in Reserve Corps [Newspaper clipping]
Newspaper clipping, "Local men are commissioned in Reserve Corps," from unidentified newspaper, circa 1940s-1950s. Lists several men, including Yun Yau Kam, who have accepted appointments as second lieutenants in the United States Army Reserve.

Oahuan cited on Iwo Jima [Newspaper clipping]
Newspaper clipping, "Oahuan cited on Iwo Jima," from unidentified newspaper, circa 1940s. Describes Captain Yun Yau Kam's success in establishing the "Valor Theater," an open-air theater for troops stationed on Iwo Jima. Kam received a commendation…

Special Orders Number 66 [Change of reporting date]
Special Orders Number 66 (extract), Department of the Army, 222nd Aviation Battalion, March 15, 1971. Changes reporting date for Calvin H. Kam from April 1971 to March 1971.

Permissive Orders for Out-of-Country Travel
Permissive orders for out-of-country travel for Calvin H. Kam, February 9, 1971. Authorizes seven (7) days of leave for Kam starting on March 21, 1971.

General Orders Number 2249 [Bronze Star recipients]
General Orders Number 2249, Department of the Army, 1st Aviation Brigade, March 18, 1971. Announces recipients of the Bronze Star Medal (First Oak Leaf Clusters), including First Lieutenant Calvin H. Kam of the 240th Aviation Company, earned "for…

Special Orders Number 22 [Reassignment for Calvin H. Kam]
Special Orders Number 22 (extract), Department of the Army, 222nd Aviation Battalion, January 25, 1971. Reassigns First Lieutenant Calvin H. Kam from the 240th Assault Helicopter Company to Fort Rucker, Alabama at conclusion of his combat tour.

Special Orders Number 115 [Soldier reassignments]
Special Orders Number 115 (extract), Department of the Army, 222nd Aviation Battalion, May 4, 1970. Lists reassignments for several soldiers.

Special Orders Number 53 [Flying status announcements]
Special Orders Number 53, United States Army Aviation School Element, Hunter Army Airfield, March 3, 1970. Lists individuals who have been awarded Army Aviator status. Calvin H. Kam's name is underlined in red ink.

[Individual flight record and flight certificate for Calvin H. Kam]
Individual flight record and flight certificate for Second Lieutenant Calvin H. Kam, United States Army, July 21, 1969 – March 24, 1970. Records Kam's flight hours and aircraft qualifications during his training at Fort Stewart, Georgia. The document…

[Soldier with Colonel Birdsong]
Photograph of an unidentified United States Army soldier handing an object to Colonel Birdsong on Johnston Island, circa 1940s. Inscription on verso: "Col. Birdso [Birdsong?], Commander of Johnson Island [Johnston Island]."
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