Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Howard Fackrell Collection
Association
AC-119 Gunship Association
Collection Number
2130
Date(s)
Undated
Physical Location(s)
Association Collection
Processed by
R. Dorn, Oct. 2008[Updated: Feb. 2009 by J. Saffell]
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

One folder of photocopied clippings, images, and Howard Fackrell's Vietnam memoirs titled "The AC-119K Gunship Program, Vietnam - My Second Tour - 1969-70" document Fackrell's second tour of duty in Vietnam, 1969-1970.

Biographical Note

Howard Fackrell was born December 7, 1932 in San Diego, California. He volunteered in 1952 for the United States Air Force and served a total of 22.5 years. He spent four one year tours in Southeast Asia. He was assigned to both the 16th and 18th Special Operations Squadrons Vietnam (1967-68 and 1969-70 respectively) as well as the 16th Special Operations Squadron Thailand (1972-75). He started off as a Load Crew Chief and then movied to the position Lead Gunner on the AC-119K Gunship. He remained a Lead Gunner for a few years before becoming both a Gunner and Flight Examiner. Fackrell was stationed in numerous places throughout Vietnam as well as Thailand. During his tours in Southeast Asia, he progressed from E-5 to E-7. Howard Fackrell received numerous awards and citations for his service in Vietnam including: 1 Air Force Commendation Medal, 14 Air Medals, and 2 Distinguished Flying Cross Medals. He retired at the grade of E-7. After his service in Vietnam, Fackrell moved to Las Vegas, Nevada and worked security at the "Black World" at the Nevada Test Site more commonly known as Area 51.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Photocopied clippings, images, and memoirs by Howard Fackrell
1
1
Association Collection-(AC-119 Gunship Association)

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