Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Les Thompson Collection
Association
Thailand, Laos, Cambodia Brotherhood
Collection Number
1624
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.7 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
Photograph Collection, Cold Storage Vault, Museum Objects
Processed by
T. Reynolds, Aug. 2005[Updated: Feb. 2006 by T. Lovelady]
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

Sixty-six aerial photographs and a helmet bag received from the estate of Colonel Findlay of the 20th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron (TRS) and two reels of 8mm film from Bangkok and Nakon Phanom in 1971.

Biographical Note

Les Thompson was born in 1947 in Tulare, California. In 1968, he volunteered for the United States Air Force and served a total of four years, one of which was served in Southeast Asia. Ranked as an E4, Thompson served as a Ground Radio Repairman. 1968 - 1970, Thompson served with the 1913th Communication Squadron in Langley, Virginia. 1970 - 1971, he served with Detachment 5, 621st Tactical Control Squadron (TCS) at Nakhon Phanom, Royal Thai Air Force Base (RTAFB), Thailand and 1971 - 1972, he served with the 609th TCS at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico. Thompson was discharged in 1972 and received the following medals for his service: Vietnam Service Medal and the Air Force Commendation Medal. He is currently a member of the Thailand, Laos, Cambodia Brotherhood.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Separated Materials

Photographs
VA042209 - VA042274: from the estate of Colonel Findlay of the 20th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron (TRS).
Museum Objects
1624museum1708: Helmet bag.
Moving Images
1624VI2012: 8mm film of Nakon Phanom (NKP), Thailand, June-July 1971.

1624VI2013: 8mm film of Bangkok and Nakon Phanom (NKP), Thailand.

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