Roy T. Church Vietnam War Photograph Collection

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Title

Roy T. Church Vietnam War Photograph Collection

Description

The Roy T. Church Vietnam War Photograph Collection is primarily comprised of slides and photographs related to the 1965-1969 military service of Roy T. Church, a bombardier and navigator for the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. The sixty-three (63) color slides and fourteen (14) photographs depict military life in Southeast Asia during the war. The images feature military personnel, military aircraft, aerial views of Vietnam and Laos, and shots of Vietnamese rural life.

Also included are a few images of the North Cascade Mountains in Washington State, circa 1967, as well as a partial map of Vietnam.

Subject

Lexington (Aircraft carrier : 1943-1991)
United States. Marine Corps
United States. Marine. All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242
United States. Navy
Air pilots
Air pilots, Military
Airplanes, Military
Bombing, Aerial
Soldiers
Vietnam War, 1961-1975

Creator

Church, Roy T., 1944-

Format

aerial photographs
maps (documents)
photographic prints
slides (photographs)

Date

1965-1969

Language

English

Coverage

Da Nang Air Base (Vietnam)
Vietnam
Washington (State)

Rights Holder

The Museum of Flight Archives

Rights

Permission to publish material from the Roy T. Church Vietnam War Collection must be obtained from The Museum of Flight Archives.

Bibliographic Citation

The Roy T. Church Vietnam War Collection/The Museum of Flight

Collection Items

[Map of Vietnam]
Map of the coast of Vietnam, circa 1960s. The map has been folded around and taped to a piece of cardboard.

[Grumman A-6 (A2F) Intruder/Prowler in flight with bombs]
Photograph of a Grumman A-6 (A2F) Intruder/Prowler aircraft of Marine All-Weather Attack Squadron 242 [VMA(AW)-242], carrying 56 bombs while in flight over Vietnam, circa 1968-1969.

[Grumman A-6 (A2F) Intruder/Prowler during aerial refueling]
Photograph of a Grumman A-6 (A2F) Intruder/Prowler aircraft (tail number 152936) of Marine All-Weather Attack Squadron 242 [VMA(AW)-242], being refueled by an unidentified tanker aircraft while in flight over Vietnam, circa 1968-1969. The A-6 is…

[Destroyed Grumman A-6 (A2F) Intruder/Prowler]
Photograph of a destroyed Grumman A-6 (A2F) Intruder/Prowler aircraft at Da Nang Air Base, Vietnam, circa 1968-1969. Roy T. Church, who was five miles away when this aircraft was struck by an enemy missile, recalls listening to the plane's bombs…

[Group portrait of Naval Officer candidates]
Photographic group portrait of Naval Officer candidates, circa 1965-1967. The group includes the class officer (front row, far left) and drill instructor (front right, far right). A sign on the building behind them reads: "U.S. Naval Aviation Schools…

[Roy T. Church receiving Distinguished Flying Cross]
Photograph of Roy T. Church (right) receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross during an awards ceremony at Da Nang Air Base, Vietnam, circa 1968-1969.

[Roy T. Church at desk]
Photograph of Roy T. Church working at a desk while stationed in Vietnam, circa 1968-1969.

[Marines in Vietnam]
Photograph of a group of United States Marines carrying guns and walking along a dirt path in Vietnam, circa 1968-1969.

[Roy T. Church and other Marines]
Photograph of Roy T. Church (right) and other Marines in Vietnam, circa 1968-1969. One soldier smokes a cigarette.

[Damaged Grumman A-6 (A2F) Intruder/Prowler]
Photograph of a heavily damaged Grumman A-6 (A2F) Intruder/Prowler aircraft of Marine All-Weather Attack Squadron 242 [VMA(AW)-242], parked in a hangar at Da Nang Air Base, Vietnam, circa 1968-1969.
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