Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Robert R. Arnau Collection
Association
Thailand, Laos, Cambodia Brotherhood
Collection Number
1918
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.5 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D060.4A; Photograph Collection, Slide Collection,
Processed by
J. Furr, Feb. 2007[Updated: Apr. 2007 by H. Martinez]
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

Less than one linear foot of slides, photographs, military administrative documents, clippings, and recollections document Robert Arnau's tour of duty with the 21st Special Operations Squadron, 1969-1970. The materials date from the war era.

Biographical Note

Robert Arnau was assigned to the 21st Special Operations Squadron, 56th Special Operations Wing in March of 1969 to February 1970. He was stationed at Nakon Phanom Air Base in Thailand. Arnau piloted CH-3 helicopters in support of Special Operations along the Ho Chi Minh Trail. He also instituted and carried out a personal special operation known as Operation "Candy Drop".

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Article titled "Knife Tales" 21st Special Operations Squdron Nakon Phanom AB, Thailand
1
1
D060.4A
Article titled Happy Halloween for Thai Children

The Miami Herald Oct. 1969
letters in reference to operation "Candy Drop"
Newspaper article "Queen Mother'
Robert Arnau's explanation of Thai Queen Mother's visit
Associated Press article titled "102 Yanks lost during spy trips, Laos, Cambodia patrols costly"
Letters and administrative documents of recomendation for Col. Robert R. Arnau
Originals of Newspaper articles
2

Separated Materials

Photographs
VA049954 - VA049958: 4 Photographs documenting Maj. Arnau's Operation "Candy Drop".

1 Photograph documenting the Thai Queen Mother's visit to Nakhon Phanom Province January 1970.
Slides
VAS041053 - VAS041172: 119 Slides document Robert Arnau's tour of duty in Southeast Asia with the 21st Special Operations Squadron, NKP Air Base Thailand, 1969-1970.

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