Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Ray Janes Collection
Association
Forward Air Controller Association
Collection Number
1103
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.6 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
Individual Collections-J, Slide Collection, Library; Cold Storage Vault; Museum Objects
Processed by
T. Lovelady, Feb. 2003[Updated: Dec. 2006 by A. Alford]
Digitization Status
Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

To search for items within this collection, or within all of the holdings of the Vietnam Archive, go to the Virtual Vietnam Archive

Scope and Content

Less than one linear foot of slides, photos, museum objects, military administrative documents, and various versions of his Vietnam diary document Lieutenant Colonel Ray Janes, Jr.'s service as a forward air controller in the USAF during the war.

Biographical Note

Lieutenant Colonel Ray Janes, Jr. served as a pilot in the Air Force in the Vietnam War from January 1969 to December 1969. During this time, he served with the 1/9th Air Cavalry Squadron and the 23rd Tactical Air Support Squadron. His primary mission was to pilot missions over the Ho Chi Minh Trail complex as a Forward Air Controller (FAC). He is now a member of the Forward Air Controller Association.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
List of Slides in collection
1
1
Transcribed and printed copy of Janes' Vietnam diary.
ADDF Flight Record Masters, June 30, 1973
2
Photocopy of Janes' DD-214
Citation to Accompany the Award of the Bronze Star (with "V" Device) to Ray H. Janes, Jr.
Citation to Accompany the Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Ray H. Janes, Jr.
Photocopy of AF Form 11 for Ray H. Janes, Jr., April 5, 1974
Citation to Accompany the Award of the Air Medal (Twelth Oak Leaf Cluster) to Ray H. Janes, Jr.
To All Who Shall See These Presents Greetings the Order of the Brass Balls Be It Known That "Major Ray H. Janes Jr."
Letter from Ray Janes to Steve Maxner

Separated Materials

Books
Low and Slow: A Bronco FAC's Vietnam Diary by Lt. Col. Ray Janes, Jr. (2006).
Photographs
VA030678.
Slides
VAS016888 - VAS016955, VAS017683.
Museum Objects
U.S. Army two-piece flying suit.
Electronic Media
1103EM0370: CD copy of Low and Slow: A Bronco FAC's Vietnam Diary by Lt. Col. Ray Janes, Jr. (2006).

Digitized Materials

Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

To search for items within this collection, or within all of the holdings of the Vietnam Archive, go to the Virtual Vietnam Archive

Oral History

An Oral History Interview has been conducted with this individual. Use the link below to view a record for this interview.

Although the interview has been conducted, the audio and/or the transcript may not yet be available.