Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
James M. Dodds Collection
Association
Air America Association
Collection Number
2049
Date(s)
Undated
Size
.03 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D054.4G; Cold Storage; Photograph Collection
Processed by
J. Furr, Jan. 2008[Updated: Apr. 2011 by M. Barnard]
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 containing photographs, a resume, a CD, and a copy of a letter from Mohawk Airlines Inc. discusses the purchase of a CV 240 aircraft from Civil Air Transport (CAT) document James M. Dodds service in Air America.

Biographical Note

James M. Dodds has had over fifty years experience in aircraft maintenance and inspection. Dodds began his career in the USAF where he served from 1953-1957, on Active Duty, and was later Honorably Discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant in 1960. While in the Air Force, Dodds served as Crew Chief on B-47 aircraft, responsible for the operational readiness of assigned aircraft. From April to October 1967, he was contracted to Dynalectron Corp. as a Quality Control Technical Representative, assigned to the U.S. Army 1st Cavalry in Vietnam, responsible for inspection and damage repairs on military helicopters. From November 1967-January 1974, he was employed by Air American Inc. and worked in various supervisory roles in inspection of aircraft and performing damage repairs. In the years since Vietnam, Dodds has continued to work as an aircraft mechanic and inspector and has earned several certifications, licences, and awards in his field.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
James M. Dodds resume
1
1
D054.4G
Copy of a letter from Mohawk Airlines Inc. discussing the purchase of of a CV 240 Aircraft from the Civil Air Transport
Printed photographs and a resume (first page in Restricted Access) document James M. Dodds' service with Air America, 1967-1974
2

Separated Materials

Photographs
VA056407-VA056414: 8 Photographs.
Electronic Media
2049EM0402: Images of Air America activities in Vietnam and Laos.

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