Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Philip L. French Collection
Association
Thailand, Laos, Cambodia Brotherhood
Collection Number
2163
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.3 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
Thailand, Laos, Cambodia Brotherhood, Museum Object,
Processed by
R. Dorn, Dec. 2008[Updated: Apr. 2009 by R. Dorn]
Digitization Status
Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

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Scope and Content

Copies of two articles from Friends Journal written by Philip French document his experiences in Southeast Asia.

Biographical Note

Philip L. French was born in Newcastle, Indiana 1940. He volunteered for the United States Air Force in 1965 and served with them for twenty-seven years. He was in Southeast Asia for one year with the Air Force and a little over two years with the Peace Corps (Thailand 1963-5). French served as a Pilot with the 606th Special Operations Squadron for one year (October 1968 to October 1969). During the year he was stationed at Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Base. Although he only held the rank of Captain in Southeast Asia, he later retired as a Lt. Colonel in the Reserves serving as a USAFAcademy Admissions Liaison Officer.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Friends Journal, Vol. 30, No. 2 Summer 2007, U-10 Operations at Nakhon Phanom by Lt. Col. Philip French USAF (Ret.)
1
D060.4 (Thailand, Laos, Cambodia Brotherhood)
Small selection of "psychological warfare" leaflets dropped from U-10D Helio Super Couriers
2
One piece of paper documenting the leaflets with a brief description by Phillip L. French

Separated Materials

Photographs
3 photographs from "Operation About Face" in the Plain of Jars, Laos, September 1969.

6 Photographs of French's U-10D Helio Super Courier and service with the 606th Special Operations Squadron in Southeast Asia, October 1968 - October 1969.
Museum Objects
2163museum3316: Pathet Lao flag captured during Operation About Face in the Plain of Jars, Laos, September 1969.

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