Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Michael Sloniker Collection
Association
Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA)
Collection Number
885
Date(s)
Undated
Size
5.5 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D054.6A; Library; Cold Storage; Museum Objects
Processed by
M. E. Mclain, Jul. 2002[Updated: Apr. 2013 by S. Montgomery]
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

Over five linear feet of Daily Staff Journals, After Action Reports, Operation Reports, and Situation Reports from the 101st Airborne Division, particularly the 2/17 Cav (2nd Squadron 17th Cavalry) at Camp Eagle, January 1969 thru October 1971, and other related material photocopied from the National Archives and donated to the Vietnam Archive by Michael Sloniker. The collection also contains books, artifacts, and VHS tapes.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Daily Staff Journals (101st Airborne Division) 
January 1-31, 1969.
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1
D054.6A
February 1-28, 1969.
2
March 1-31, 1969.
3
April 1-29, 1969.
4
May 1-30, 1969.
5
June 1-30, 1969.
6
July 1-31, 1969.
7
August 1-31, 1969.
8
September 1-30, 1969.
9
October 1-31, 1969.
10
November 1-15, 1969.
11
November 16-30, 1969.
12
December 1-15, 1969.
13
December 16-31, 1969.
14
January 1-14, 1970 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: January 1-14, 1970.
15
January 1-14, 1970 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: January 1-14, 1970.
16
February 1-15, 1970 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: April 1-12, and 15 1970.
17
February 16-28, 1970 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: February 16-26, 1970.
18
March 1-15, 1970 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: 1-3, 5-15 1970.
19
March 16-31, 1970 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: March 16-31,1970.
20
April 1-15, 1970 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: April 1-15,1970.
21
April 16-30, 1970 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: April 23-30, 1970. 2 Operations/ Intelligence Information sheets and 1 # I enclosure.
22
Daily Staff Journals (101st Airborne Division) 
May 1-15, 1970 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: May 1-15, 1970
2
1
D054.6B
May 16-31, 1970 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: May 16-31 1970
2
June 1-8, 1970 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: June 1-7, 1970. Summary of enemy activity June 2, 3, 6, and 7. 1 Summary of action 26 April 1970.
3
June 8-15, 1970 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: June 8-15, 1970. 8-page summary of enemy activity. 2 Spot report forms.
4
June 16-23, 1970 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: June 16-21, 1970. Summary of enemy activity June 18, 21-23, 1970.
5
June 24-30, 1970 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: June 20, 24, 25, 29, and 20, 1970. Summary of enemy activity June 25, 27, 28, 29, and 30.
6
July 1-7, 1970 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: July 1-5, 7, 1970. Summary of enemy activity July 1-7, 1970.
7
July 8-15, 1970 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: July 8-15,1 1970. Summary of enemy activity July 9-15, 1970.
8
July 16-23, 1970 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: July 16-23, 1970. Summary of enemy activity June 16-21, 23, 1970.
9
July 24-31, 1970 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: July 24-31, 1970. Summary of enemy activity July 24-31, 1970.
10
August 1-8, 1970 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: August 1-5, 8, 1970. Summary of enemy activity August 1-6, 8, 1970.
11
August 9-15, 1970 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: August 9-12, 14, 1970. Summary of enemy activity August 9-15, 1970.
12
August 16-23, 1970 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: August 16-23, 1970. Summary of enemy activity August 16-23, 1970.
13
August 24-31, 1970 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: August 24-31, 1970. Summary of enemy activity August 24-31, 1970.
14
September 1-8, 1970 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: September 1-8, 1970. Summary of enemy activity September 1-8, 1970.
15
September 9-15, 1970 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: September 9-15, 1970. Summary of enemy activity September 9-15, 1970.
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September 16-24, 1970 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: September 16-24, 1970. Summary of enemy activity September 16-24, 1970.
17
September 24-30, 1970 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: September 24-30, 1970. Summary of enemy activity September 24-29, 1970.
18
October 1-5, 1970 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: October 1-5. Summary of enemy activity October 3-5, 1970.
19
October 6-18, 1970 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: October 6-15, 17-18, 1970. Summary of enemy activity October 6-18, 1970.
20
October 19-31, 1970 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: October 19, 1970. Summary of enemy activity October 19-31, 1970.
21
November 1-14, 1970 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: November 1-6, 8-14, 1970. Summary of enemy activity: 1-15, 1970.
22
Daily Staff Journals (101st Airborne Division) 
November 15-29, 1970 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: November 15-29, 1970. Summary of enemy activity: 15-29, 1970.
3
1
D054.6C
December 1-15, 1970 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: December 1-15 1970. Summary of enemy activity: 1-15, 1970.
2
December 16-31, 1970 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: December 16-31, 1970. Summary of enemy activity: 1-15, 1970.
3
January 1-15, 1971 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: January 1-15, 1971. Summary of enemy activity: 1-7, 9-15, 1971.
4
January 16-31, 1971 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: 16, 18, 25-28, 30, and 1971. Summary of enemy activity: 16-22, 24-28, 29, 31, 1971.
5
February 1-13, 1971 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: February 1-13, 1971. Summary of enemy activity: 1-13, 1971.
6
February 1-16, 1971 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: 1-16, 1971. Summary of enemy activity: 1-16, 1971.
7
Lam Son 719. February 14-24, 1971 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: February 14-24, 1971. Planned Summary: February 16-20, 22, 1971. Summary of enemy activity: February 13-22, 1971.
8
Lam Son 719. February 21-28, 1971 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: February 21-28, 1971. Planned Summary: February 21-28 1971. Summary of enemy activity: February 21-28, 1971.
9
Lam Son 719. March 1-9, 1971 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: March 1-9, 1971. Planned Summary: March 1-9 1971. Summary of enemy activity: March 1-9, 1971.
10
ORLL: 25 January 1970, 29 April 1970, 5 May 1970, and maps
11
Lam Son 719. March 10-31, 1971 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: March 10, 1971. Planned Summary: March 10-31 1971. Summary of enemy activity: March 10-31, 1971.
12
Lam Son 719. March 1-14, 1971 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: March 1-14, 1971. Planned Summary: March 1-14, 1971. Summary of enemy activity: March 1-14, 1971.
13
March 15-30, 1971 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: March 15-21, 23-30, 1971. Summary of enemy activity: March 15-30, 1971.
14
April 1-15, 1971 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: April 1-15, 1971. Summary of enemy activity: April 1-15, 1971.
15
April 16-30, 1971 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: April 16,17,19-27, 29-30, 1971. Summary of Enemy Activity: April 16-30. Planned Summary- 7 pages. Immediate Report- April 28, 1971. 1 Spot Report Form. 1 Ranger Report Form- April 16, 1971.
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Daily Staff Journals (101st Airborne Division) 
May 1-16, 1971 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: May 1-13,16, 1971. Planned Summary May 6, 1971. Summary of Enemy Activity May 1-16, 1971.
4
1
D054.7A
June 1-11, 1971 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: June 1-7, 9-11, 1971. Planned Summary June 9, 1971. Summary of Enemy Activity June 1-11, 1971.
2
June 12-20, 1971 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: June 12-20, 1971. Summary of Enemy Activity June 12-19, 1971. Visual Reconnaissance June 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 1971. Planned Summary- June 18, 20, 1971. Missions Completed Report June 12-15, 17-20, 1971.
3
June 21-30, 1971 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: June 21-30, 1971. Summary of Enemy Activity June 21-30, 1971. Visual Reconnaissance June 21-30 1971. Planned Summary- June 21-30 1971. Missions Completed Report June 21-30, 1971.
4
July 1-14, 1971 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: July 3, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 1971. Summary of Enemy Activity July 1-10, 13, 1971. Mission Completion Reports: 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 1971. Planned Summary 2-4, 11, 12, 1971. 1, 3-5, 7-11, 13, 1971.
5
July 15-31, 1971 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: July 15, 20-22, 24, 26-31, 1971. BDA Airstrike Report July 19, 1971. Mission Reports July 15, 16, 1971. Summary of Enemy Activity July 16, 18-31, 1971. Planned Summary July 15, 20, 24, 25, 1971. Visual Reconnaissance July 19, 21-30, 31, 1971. Armed Aerial Reconnaissance July 15, 16, 18, 1971.
6
August 1-15, 1971 and AO Extension Request-August 9, 1971. Commander's Situation Report Letters: August 1-7, 9-15, 1971. Summary of enemy activity: August 3-7, 9, 10, 12-15, 1971. Visual Reconnaissance August 1-14, 1971. Planned Summary- 3 pages.
7
August 16-31, 1971 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: August 16-31, 1971.15, 18, 19, 21-31, 1971. Visual Reconnaissance August 15-18, 20-31, 1971.
8
September 1-15, 1971 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: September 1-9, 14, 15, 1971. Summary of enemy activity: September 1-4, 6,7, 1971. Visual Reconnaissance September 1-5, 7, 1971.
9
September 16-30, 1971 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: September 16, 19-30, 1971. Summary of air activity: September 21-30,1971. 1-5, 9, 11-15.
10
October 1-15, 1971 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: October 1-15 1971. Summary of air activity: October 1-15.
11
October 16-31, 1971 and Commander's Situation Report Letters: 16-21, 23-26, 28-31, 1971. Summary of air activity: 16, 18, 19-27, 29-31, 1971. Visual Reconnaissance 16,17, 19-23, 25-31, 1971.
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Assorted Materials 
Unit Crest 10thAviation Battalion (Combat)
13
Confidential 9th Infantry Division Operation Report-Lessons Learned 1 May 69 Thru 30 June 69 Confidential
14
9th Infantry Division ORLL 1 August 68 thru 31 Oct. 68.
15
Vol. 1 Confidential 9th Inf. Div. ORLL 1 May 68 thru 31 July 68 Confidential
16
9th Inf. Div Vol. I ORLL 1 Feb 68 thru 30 April 68
17
Presidential Unit Citation - Part One
18
Headquarters 2nd Brigade 9th Infantry Division River Raiders, Operation Truong Cong Dinh . . . Phase II Confidential
19
Operation Toan Thang II Materials 
After Action Report (Folder 1)
20
After Action Report (Folder 2)
21
After Action Report (Folder 3)
22
Indochina Monographs 
RLG Military Operations and Activities in the Laotian Panhandle by Brig. General Soutchay Vongsavanh
5
1
D054.7B
The RVNAF by Lt. General Dong Van Khuyen
2
The General Offensives of 1968-1969 by Colonel Hoang Ngoc Lung
3
Territorial Forces by Lt. General Ngo Quang Truong
4
Vietnam from Cease-Fire to Capitulation by Colonel William E. Le Gro
5
Joint Publications Research Service Southeast Asia Report No. 1247 Vietnam: History of the Bulwark B2 Theatre, Vol 5: Concluding the 30 Year War by Tran Van Tra
6
National Archives and Record Administration Photocopies (101st Airborne) 
17th Cavalry, 101st Airborne Unit History for 1970
7
XXIV Corps After Action Report, Operation LAMSON 719 (part 1 of 2)
8
XXIV Corps After Action Report, Operation LAMSON 719 (part 2 of 2)
9
After Action Report covering the period of June 1971
10
Combat After Action Report for Operation Glenn/Monsoon Plan/Lam Son 719 date 1 January-31 January 1971
11
ORLL from 25 January 1970, 5 May 1970, 17-25 June 1970, 6 July 1970, and 7 May 1971
12
Feeder After Action Report covering the period of January 1971
13
Feeder After Action Report covering 24-25 1970
14
Monthly Operations Report dated 20 August 1970
15
Undated Spot Report Form
16
Bomb Damage Report for 24-25 September 1970
17
Sniffer Area Report for 24 September
18
Summary sheets for January 1971
19
Department of the Army Pamphlet Historical Studies 
Russian Combat Methods in World War II (November 1950), German Defense Tactics Against the Russian Breakthroughs, Rear Area Security in Russia (July 1951), Operations of Encircled Forces (January 1952), and German Antiguerrilla Operations in the Balkans (August 1954)
20
Small Unit Actions During the German Campaign in Russia (July 1953)
21
The German Campaigns in the Balkans (November 1953)
22
The German Campaign in Russia--Planning and Operations (March 1955)
23
Pastel: Deception in the Invasion of Japan by Dr. Thomas M. Huber
24
Soviet Operational Deception: The Red Cloak by Lieutenant Colonel Richard N. Armstrong
25
Other Publications 
Department of Defense Publication: The Armed Forces Officer
26
The Soviet Partisan Movement by Edgar M. Howell
27
The U.S. Army in Vietnam by Charles B. MacDonald and Charles V. P. von Luttichau
28
Generalship: Its Diseases and Their Cure by Major General J. F. C. Fuller
29
The Soldiers Guide: Department of the Army Field Manual
30
A publication for the Infantry Journal Incorporated title Infantry in Battle
31
Historical Items 
Misc. Forms
6
1
D054.7C
Oral History transcript from a tape recorded interview with Col. J. H. Crerar, USA retired, conducted by Lt. Edward A. Fitzsimmons as part of the Academic Year 1989 US Army/US Army Military History Institute's "Special Operations/Low intensity Conflict" oral history project.
2
101st Airborborne memorandum for record of Airmobile Operations in support of Lam Son 719.
3
Unit History of the Tenth Combat Aviation Battalion (1965-1969)
4
Declassified documents covering aircraft damaga from Lam Son 719 from the National Archives.
5
101st Airborne Staff G-3 Operational Report-Lessons Learned from Lam Son 720 runs over Quang Tri (February-April 1971)
6
101st Aviation group summmary of Activites for Lam Son 719 (20 February 1971)
7
A solution was at hand: Phoenix/Phung Hoang and the attacks on the Viet Cong infrastructure. (Dec. 11 1989)
8
Project Contemporary Historical Examiniation of Current Operations report of Linebacker Operations (September-December 1972)
9

Separated Materials

Books
Reflections on the Wall, photographs by the Smithsonian's Institutions's Office of Printing and Photographic Services.

The Vietnam Experience: America Takes Over 1965-1967, by Edward Doyle, Samuel Lipsman, and the editors of Boston Publishing Company.

The Vietnam Experience: A War Remembered by Stephen Weiss, Clark Dougan, David Fulghum, Denis Kennedy, and the editors of Boston Publishing Company.

The Vietnam Experience: Rain of Fire Air War, 1969-1973 by John Morrocco and the editors of Boston Publishing Company.

The Vietnam Experience: Setting the Stage, by Edward Doyle, Samuel Lipsman, and the editors of Boston Publishing Company.

The Vietnam Experience: Tools of War by Edgar C. Doleman, Jr., and the editors of Boston Publishing Company.

The Vietnam Experience: Fighting for Time, by Edward Doyle, Samuel Lipsman, and the editors of Boston Publishing Company.

The Vietnam Experience: Thunder From Above: Air War, 1941-1968 by John Morrocco and the editors of Boston Publishing Company.

The Vietnam Experience: A Collision of Cultures, by Edward Doyle, Stephen Weiss, and the editors of Boston Publishing Company.

The Vietnam Experience: A Nation Divided, by Clark Dougan, Samuel Lipsman, and the editors of Boston Publishing Company.

The Vietnam Experience: A Contagion of War, by Terrence Maitland, Peter McInerney, and the editors of Boston Publishing Company.

The Vietnam Experience: Pawns of War: Cambodia and Laos, by Arnold R. Isaacs, Gordon Hardy, MacAlister Brown, and the editors of Boston Publishing Company.

The Vietnam Experience: Combat Photographer, by Nick Mills, and the editors of Boston Publishing Company.

The Vietnam Experience: South Vietnam on Trial Mid-1970 to 1972, by David Fulghum, Terrence Maitland, and the editors of Boston Publishing Company.

The Vietnam Experience: The Army at War, by Michael Casey, Clark Dougan, Denis Kennedy, Shelby Stanton, and the editors of Boston Publishing Company.

The Vietnam Experience: Nineteen Sixty-Eight by Clark Dougan, Stephen Weiss, and the editors of Boston Publishing Company.

The Vietnam Experience: Passing the Torch, by Edward Doyle, Samuel Lipsman, Stephen Weiss, and the editors of Boston Publishing Company.

The Vietnam Experience: The North, by Edward Doyle, Samuel Lipsman, Terrence Maitland, and the editors of Boston Publishing Company.

The Vietnam Experience: The False Peace 1972-1974, by Samuel Lipsman, Stephen Weiss, and the editors of Boston Publishing Company.

The Vietnam Experience: Raising the Stakes, by Terrence Maitland, Stephen Weiss, and the editors of Boston Publishing Company.

Four Hours in My Lai by Michael Bilton and Kevin Sim.

When Hell was in Session by Jeremiah Denton (signed by author).

Brothers: Black Soldiers in the Nam by Stanley Goff, Robert Sanders with Clark Smith.

Charlie Company: What Vietnam Did to Us by Peter Goldman and Tony Fuller.

A POW's Story: 2801 Days in Hanoi by Colonel Larry Guarino.

About Face by Colonel David H. Hackworth and Julie Sherman.

Dispatches by Michael Herr.

Twenty Years and Twenty Days by Nguyen Cao Ky.

Shallow Graves: Two Women and Vietnam by Wendy Wilder Larsen and Tran Thi Nga.

The Tunnels of Cu Chi by Tom Mangold and John Penycate.

Lest We Forget: The Kingsmen, 101st Aviation Battalion, 1968 by William C. Meacham.

If I Die in a Combat Zone: Box me up and ship me home by Tim O'Brien.

Shrapnel in the Heart by Laura Palmer.

Vietnam Voices: Perspectives on the War Years, 1941-1982 compiled by John Clark Pratt.

The Passing of the Night: My seven years a s a prisoner of the North Vietnamese by Colonel Robinson Risner.

Everything We Had: An Oral History of the Vietnam War by thirty-three American soldiers who fought it by Al Santoli.

Charlie Mike by Leonard B. Scott.

The Rise and Fall of an American Army: U.S. Ground Forces in Vietnam, 1965-1973 by Shelby L. Stanton.

Landing Zones: Combat Vets from America's Proud, Fighting South Remember Vietnam by James R. Wilson.
Museum Objects
885museum1730: Graphic Training Aid: Visual Aircraft Recognition.

885museum1731: Graphic Training Aid: Aircraft Recognition Playing Cards.
Moving Images
885VI1690: VHS tape: Frontline Pilots: Blue Water Ops.

885VI1691: VHS tape: Frontline Pilots: Deep Interdiction.

885VI1692: VHS tape: Frontline Pilots: Enemy Intercept.

885VI1693: VHS tape: Frontline Pilots: Ground Pounders.

885VI1694: VHS tape: Canopies Up!

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