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

[Army crew chief in helicopter]
Photograph of a United States Army crew chief sitting next to an M60 door gun in a Bell UH-1H Iroquois (Huey) helicopter, Vietnam, circa 1970-1971. The photo was taken while en route to an air assault.Caption from donor: "Crewchief watching over…

[Army crew chief in helicopter]
Photograph of a United States Army crew chief testing an M60 door gun in a Bell UH-1H Iroquois (Huey) helicopter, Vietnam, circa 1970-1971. The photo was taken while en route to an air assault.Caption from donor: "Crewchief checking and testing the…

[Bell UH-1H Iroquois helicopter in flight]
Photograph of a Bell UH-1H Iroquois (Huey) helicopter of the 240th Assault Helicopter Company, in flight over fields in Vietnam, circa 1970-1971. The photo was taken while en route to an air assault.Caption from donor: "Formation flying to assault.…

[Bell UH-1H Iroquois helicopters in flight]
Photograph of Bell UH-1H Iroquois (Huey) helicopters of the 240th Assault Helicopter Company, flying in staggered formation above a forest in Vietnam, circa 1970-1971. The photo was taken while en route to an air assault.Caption from donor: "Low…

[Helicopter landing zone in Vietnam]
Photograph of a helicopter landing zone in a forested of area of Vietnam, circa 1970-1971. The photo was taken from a Bell UH-1H Iroquois (Huey) helicopter of the 240th Assault Helicopter Company during an air assault.Caption from donor: "LZ being…

[Bell UH-1H Iroquois helicopter on approach]
Photograph of a Bell UH-1H Iroquois (Huey) helicopter of the 240th Assault Helicopter Company, approaching a landing zone in a forested area of Vietnam, circa 1970-1971. The photo was taken from another Bell UH-1H helicopter during an air…

[Bell UH-1H Iroquois helicopter on approach]
Photograph of a Bell UH-1H Iroquois (Huey) helicopter of the 240th Assault Helicopter Company, approaching a landing zone in a forested area of Vietnam, circa 1970-1971. A red smoke signal marks the landing zone. The photo was taken from another Bell…

[Smoke in landing zone]
Photograph of plumes of smoke in a helicopter landing zone in Vietnam, circa 1970-1971. The photo was taken from a Bell UH-1H Iroquois (Huey) helicopter of the 240th Assault Helicopter Company during an air assault.Caption from donor: "Explosions on…

[Sikorsky CH-45 Tahre lifting Boeing-Vertol CH-47 Chinook]
Photograph of a Sikorsky CH-45 Tahre (United States Army variant of the Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane), lifting a Boeing-Vertol CH-47 Chinook helicopter at an air base in Vietnam, circa 1970-1971. Caption from donor: "Tarhe Crane (CH-54) picking up Chinook…

[Bachelor officer quarters at Fire Base Bearcat]
Photograph of the bachelor officer quarters (BOQ) for the 135th Assault Helicopter Company of the Experimental Military Unit, a joint company of the Royal Australian Navy and United States Army, at Fire Base Bearcat in Vietnam, circa…
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