James H. Platt Vietnam War Collection

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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.

Subject

Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base
United States. Air Force
Air pilots, Military
Aircraft accidents
Airplanes, Military
Helicopters
Vietnam War, 1961-1975

Creator

Platt, James H.

Format

aerial photographs
awards
photocopies
slides (photographs)

Date

1967-1968

Language

English

Coverage

Laos
Nakhon Phanom (Thailand : Province)
Thailand
Vietnam

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

Collection Items

[Aerial view of settlement in Thailand or Laos]
Aerial photograph of an unidentified settlement, possibly a military base and airfield, in Thailand or Laos, circa 1967-1968.

[Soldiers and civilians in village]
Photograph of unidentified soldiers and civilians in a village in Thailand or Laos, circa 1967-1968.

[Market in Thailand of Laos]
Photograph of people at an open-air market in Thailand or Laos, circa 1967-1968.

[Market in Thailand of Laos]
Photograph of adults and children at an open-air market in Thailand or Laos, circa 1967-1968.

[Aerial view of airfield in Thailand or Laos]
Oblique aerial photograph of an unidentified airfield in Thailand or Laos, circa 1967-1968.

[Aerial view of settlement in Thailand or Laos]
Aerial photograph of an unidentified settlement, possibly a military base and airfield, in Thailand or Laos, circa 1967-1968.

[Small building in Thailand or Laos]
Photograph of an unidentified soldier walking toward a small building in a field in Thailand or Laos, 1967-1968. Machinery and metal barrels have been left nearby.

[Aerial view of city in Thailand or Laos]
Oblique aerial photograph of an unidentified city in Thailand or Laos, circa 1967-1968.

[Lockheed C-130 Hercules Family refueling Sikorsky (S-61R) HH-3E Jolly Green Giant]
Photograph of a Lockheed C-130 Hercules refueling a Sikorsky (S-61R) HH-3E Jolly Green Giant helicopter in Thailand, circa 1967-1968. Both aircraft have United States Air Force markings.

[Military personnel responding to airplane crash]
Photograph of military personnel responding to the crash of a Lockheed C-130 Hercules at an airfield in South Vietnam, circa May 1968. Smoke billows in the distance from the crash site.
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