Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Dudley F. Waters Collection
Association
C-7A Caribou Association
Collection Number
1260
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.3 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D101.6A, Slide Collection, Photograph Collection, Newsletter Collection, Museum Objects
Processed by
C. Evans, Jan. 2004[Updated: Apr. 2008 by J. Saffell]
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

Slides, spreadsheet of captions, newspaper clippings, photocopy of plaque, Viet Cong chopsticks, DD-214, photographs, and "It Was a Bad Day to Fly" an account of an air drop mission, document Water's tour as a C-7A pilot. The slides were taken from March 1967-March 1968 during Water's tour as a C-7A pilot flying out of Vung Tau Air Base located north of the Mekong Delta. The spreadsheets of captions are for all of the slides. The photographs are of the 25th Flight Order of Daedalinas newsletter, February 2004. The photocopied plaque was awarded to Dudley Waters. "It was a Bad Day to Fly" by Dudley Waters is an account of an actual personnel airdrop mission he flew in the early 1970's. The story was written for submission to the local pilot's (Daedalian) organization at McDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. Additional items include newspaper clippings, and a sanitized photocopy of Dudley Waters DD-214.

Biographical Note

Lt. Dudley Waters was a C-7A Caribou pilot who served with the 535th Tactical Airlift Squadron in Vietnam from March 1967-March 1968. The 535th was based at Vung Tau Vietnam. The main mission of the 535th TAS was to provide supply and support for the 5th Special Forces camps in II Corps.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Captions for Slides from Vietnam, March 1967 - March 1968
1
1
D101.6A
Photocopy of a Plaque Awarded to Dudley Waters
Sanatized photocopy of Dudley Waters' DD-214 (Identification numbers were blacked out)
Newspaper clipping - "Santa Looks Like a C123" (Photocopy of the article is included)
"It was a Bad Day to Fly" by Dude Waters an account of an actual personnel airdrop mission he flew in the early 1970's. The story details a flight were Mr. Waters lost power in three engines.

Separated Materials

Photographs
VA036303-VA036305.

Vietnam 1967-1968 photos VA041875-VA041893.

Vietnam with the 535th Tactical Airlift Squadron in Vietnam 1967-1968.
Slides
VAS019823 - VAS019990.

Vietnam 1967-1968.

VAS035709-VAS035738: Vietnam with the 535th Tactical Airlift Squadron in Vietnam 1967-1968.
Museum Objects
Captured Viet Cong chopsticks.
Newsletters
25th Flight Order of Daedalians.

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.