Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Army Otter Caribou Association Collection
Association
Army Otter Caribou Association
Collection Number
1719
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.1 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
Newsletter Collection
Processed by
M. Ford, Jan. 2006

Scope and Content

November 2005 issue of LOGBOOK, the official publication of the Army Otter Caribou Association.

Administrative History

The Army Otter Caribou Association is a nonprofit Veterans Organization consisting of aircrew members and support personnel who flew or maintained the two unique Otter and Caribou aircraft. Both aircraft were built by DeHaviland of Canada, a company well known for its design and development of short take off and landing,) aircraft for the "Bush" pilots of Alaska and the Yukon Territory. In 1962, three years prior to the arrival of ground forces, the Otter and the Caribou were the first fixed wing Army aircraft to be deployed as aviation units to South Vietnam. The mission in those early years was to support U.S. Special Forces personnel who were scattered throughout the Republic of South Vietnam as training advisors to the South Vietnamese Army and Civilian Militias. These aircraft often provided the sole source of contact, supplies and mail for the brave "Green Berets."

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Separated Materials

Newsletters
LOGBOOK (Volume 20 Number 3), November 2005.