Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
James Willbanks Collection
Association
Counterpart Association
Collection Number
340
Date(s)
Undated
Size
1.7 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D084.5C-D, Cold Storage Vault
Processed by
J. Saffell, Jan. 2002[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 of two CD-ROMs, one film, and photocopies of papers written and presented by James Willbanks for conferences and other academic gatherings document various topics related to the Vietnam Conflict. The papers all date from the post-war period, primarily 1999-2001 and include topics such as: the end of the Vietnam Conflict, military forces in Vietnam, the defeat of the South Vietnamese, the Thai army in Vietnam, the battle for Hue, and the 1972 Easter Offensive. One CD-ROM contains documents dating from 1962 to 2004 and includes: the Analysis of Khe Sanh Battle (5 April 1968), Helicopter Operations in Counterinsurgency, Combined Action Program (CAP) Histories, and Viet Cong Improvised Mines and Booby Traps. The other disc contains various Vietnames language documents translated by Merle Pribbenow. The film footage dates from the war era.

Biographical Note

James Willbanks served with the United States Army in Vietnam, 1971-1972. He served as an officer with the Special Liaison Detachment, Royal Thai Army Volunteer Force in Vietnam. He later served with Advisory Team 87, the Combat Assistance Team assigned to the 18th ARVN Division. At the time of his 2007 donation to the Vietnam Archive, Willbanks was Director of the Department of Military History at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Restricted: Social Security Numbers

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Monograph: Thiet Giap! The Battle of An Loc, April 1972
1
1
D084.5C
Conference Papers given by Willbanks between 1999 and 2001
2
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, After Action Reports - Texas Traveler, 24-27 November 1969
3
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Civic Action Reports August - November 1969
4
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, After Action Report, Enemy Attacks in Northern Long Binh Province, 10-13 August 1969
5
2d Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Annual Historical Summary, 1970
6
Exit Interview with Major Bahnsen, Commander, 1/11th ACR, Februray - September 1969
7
2d Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Periodic Operation Report, 1 May 1969
8
Historical Summaries, 1969:
9
1/11 Armored Cavalry Regiment
2/11 Armored Cavalry Regiment
3/11 Armored Cavalry Regiment
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, After Action Report, Operation Montana Raider, 12 April - 14 May 1969
10
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, After Action Report, Operation Kentucky Cougar, 22 June 1969 - 31 January 1970:
11
Report dated 1 October 1969
Report dated 8 October 1969
Report dated 21 October 1969
Report dated 13 January 1970
Report dated 4 February 1970
Report dated 9 March 1970
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Quarterly Evaluation Ending 30 June 1969
12
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, After Action Report, Operation Long Reach I, 7 - 23 November 1970
13
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, After Action Report, Operation Long Reach II, 5 - 26 December 1969
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, After Action Report, Airlift of Troop B, 2/11 ACR, to Bu Dop, 9 - 22 November 1969
14
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, After Action Report, Operation, The Search and Seal of Minh Duc, 1 - 2 November 1969
15
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, After Action Report, Firefight near Bo Duc, Battle of Crescent, 20 January 1970
16
1/11 Armored Cavalry Regiment, LTC Reed's Operational Notes, 30 January- 7 March 1970
17
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, After Action Report, L Troop, Recon Mission, 10 March 1970
18
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, After Action Report, Recon Mission West of Loc Ninh, 2 March 1970
19
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, After Action Report, B and D Troops, Attack on a NVA School, 31 March 1970
20
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, After Action Report, (Historian) Operation Atlas Wedge, 17-24 March 1969
21
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, After Action Report, A Troop, Rome Plow Defense, 7 February 1970
22
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, After Action Report, C Troop, Recon Mission, 14 February 1970
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Separated Materials

Electronic Media
340EM0203: Miscellaneous Vietnam Documents, 1962-2004.

340EM0371: Miscellaneous North Vietnamese documents translated by Merle Pribbenow.
Moving Images
340VI0176: Combat Camera Coverage, Battle of An Loc, Binh Long Province.

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

Oral History

An Oral History Interview has been conducted with this individual. Use the link below to view a record for this interview.

Although the interview has been conducted, the audio and/or the transcript may not yet be available.