Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
AC-119 Gunship Association Collection
Association
AC-119 Gunship Association
Collection Number
2034
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.2 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
Library
Processed by
A. Alford, Jan. 2008[Updated: Apr. 2012 by A. Hooker]
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

Book titled The Son Tay Raid: American POWs in Vietnam Were Not Forgotten by John Gargus documents the planning and execution of the daring attempt to rescue American POWs in North Vietnam on 20 November 1970. The book argues that although the raiders failed to find the POWs and that many people considered the raid to be a failure; the operation shocked the North Vietnamese and caused them to give better treatment to the POWs. It also showed the POWs that they were not forgotten.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Separated Materials

Books
AC-119 Gunships: Special Operations Squadrons, 2009.

The Son Tay Raid: American P.O.W.s in Vietnam Were Not Forgotten by John Gargus, 2007.
Moving Images
History Vignettes Disc 1 [No Date] 2034VI2430.

History Vignettes [No Date] 2034VI2431.

AC-119 Reunion Year Groups 1969 and 1970 [No Date] 2034VI2432.

AC 119 Reunion Year Groups 1971 and 1972 [No Date] 2034VI2433.

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