Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Steve Umland Collection
Collection Number
2546
Date(s)
Undated
Physical Location(s)
Photograph Collection, Negative Collection, Cold Storage Vault
Processed by
M. Scheerer, May. 2013[Updated: Jun. 2013 by G. Lerma]
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 a quarter of linear foot of photographs, a news clipping, a short timer calender, and a DVD-ROM donated by Steve Umland and collected during his service with Task Force Alpha, a photo interpretation unit based in Nakhon Phanom. Most of the photos show aerial shots of the Ho Chi Minh Trail and were used to identify enemy SAM sites, camps, and actvities as the basis for US bomb missions.

Biographical Note

Steve Umland was born in San Diego California 1949. He volunteered for the United States Air Force in 1969 serving for four years one of which in Southeast Asia (November 1969 to October 1970). He Served with Task Force Alpha from 1969 to 1970. During his time in Vietnam Umland was ranked as Airman First Class (Military Occupation Specialty, or M. O. S., code 20630; pay grade E-3) Photo Interpreter and worked on intelligence for the United States Air Force concerning the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Umland was Stationed at Nakhon Phanom Royale Thai Air Force Base (NKD). For his Service in Vietnam he received the Air Force Commendation Medal. He was honorably discharged as a sergeant (pay grade E-4) in 1971.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
news clipping, short timer calendar
1
1
Individual Collections - U

Separated Materials

Books
Asia from Above: 67th Reconnaissance Technical Squadron Yokota Air Base, Japan - July 1957 to March 1971 by Colonel Roy M. Stanley II, USAF (RET.), 2006.
Photographs
VA067741-VA067830: 91 aerial photographs of the Ho Chi Minh Trail, Steve Umland working at Task Force Alpha and planes on bombing runs.

VAN020006: 1 negative of Task Force Alpha and planes on bombing runs on Ho Chi Minh Trail.
Electronic Media
1 DVD-ROM with digital copies of images- Cold Vault Storage 66.5A.

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