Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Lt. Col. Richard (Dick) Baird Collection
Association
C-7A Caribou Association
Collection Number
1869
Date(s)
Undated
Size
1.5 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
Photograph Collection; Museum Objects; Map Collection - Section 13, Drawer 18
Processed by
T. Reynolds, Jan. 2007[Updated: Jan. 2007 by P. Littlefield]
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

Approximately one and a half linear feet of artifacts, photographs, and escape and evasion maps document Lt. Col. Richard L. "Dick" Baird's service as a pilot in the United States Air Force from March 1968 to March 1969. All materials date from the war era and are in fair to good condition.

Biographical Note

Richard Baird graduated from Texas Tech University in 1955. He served in the United States Air Force as a C-7A Caribou pilot with the 457th Tactical Airlift Squadron, 483rd Tactical Transportation Wing from March 1968 to March 1969.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Separated Materials

Photographs
VA049418 - VA049420: Three photographs of the 457th Squadron party "hooch".

VA049421: One photograph of the 457th Squadron jeep.

VA049422: One photocopy of Baird standing next to the "Santa Bou".
Maps
D.O.D. Evasion Chart - EVC 500-2 (SEA) Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, 1:500,000 scale.

D.O.D. Evasion Chart - EVC 250-5 (SEA) Laos, Thailand, Viet-Nam, 1:250,000 scale.
Museum Objects
1869museum2895: Montagnard crossbow.

1869museum2896: Quiver and arrows for a Montagnard crossbow.

1869museum2897: 457th Tactical Airlift Squadron plaque for Major Richard L. Baird.

1869museum2898: Caribou 100th mission patch.

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