Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Gary Shanks Collection
Association
Air America Association
Collection Number
1519
Date(s)
Undated
Size
.01 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D055.4B; Photograph Collection
Processed by
C. Trobridge, Feb. 2005[Updated: Apr. 2011 by M. Barnard]
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

Photographs and a photocopy of a memo regarding Air America landing sites in Laos.

Biographical Note

Gary Shanks was born in Terra Haute, Indiana in 1947. In 1966, he volunteered for the United States Navy and served a total of four years, ranked as an E-5 Helicopter Flight Mechanic. After he was discharged in 1970, Shanks served three more years in Southeast Asia as a civilian, first with NHA Inc. Helicopter Maintenance Company for two years, then with Air America for one year. During this time, he served at various locations in Vietnam and in Udorn, Thailand. After his service in Southeast Asia, he went to Iran and then returned to college back in the United States.\'1f

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Memo concerning Air America landing sites in Laos
2
1
D055.4B

Separated Materials

Photographs
VA039238-VA039260,VA039666: 24 Photographs of Laos.

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