Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Jan Churchill Collection
Collection Number
1355
Date(s)
Undated
Size
3.3 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D078.4; Photograph Collection; Slide Collection; Newsletter Collection; Periodical Collection; Museum Collection
Processed by
R. Grau, Jul. 2004[Updated: Jul. 2013 by C. Williams]
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 three linear feet of Forward Air Controller research material and study guides, US Air Force CHECO Reports, interview transcripts, manuscripts, short stories, e-mail correspondence, Internet printouts, original and photocopied articles, slides, photographs, periodicals, newsletters, and artifacts all document Jan Churchill's research regarding Forward Air Controllers in Vietnam. The research culminated in her book: Hit My Smoke: Forward Air Controllers in Southeast Asia.

Biographical Note

Jan Churchill is a corporate pilot and author from New Castle, Delaware. Churchill has flown over 13,000 hours in various aircraft including F-14s, F-16s, C-141s, and C-5Bs. She has been an air show pilot and announcer for the past twenty-five years. Churchill is also an Aircraft Commander for the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and a licensed judge for the American Kennel Club. Jan Churchill has written three books and several articles on military aviation. Her books include Hit My Smoke: Forward Air Controllers in Southeast Asia; Classified Secret: Controlling Air Strikes in the Clandestine War in Laos; and On Wings to War. She has also written a book about dog breeding entitled The New Labrador Retriever. Churchill is also a member of many organizations including the Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association, Friends of Ravens, the Mosquitos, Air Commando Association, Combat Controllers Association, the Wings Club, Commemorative Air Force, Delaware Pilots Association, EAA Warbirds, Ninety-Nines (International Organization for Women Pilots), and Lions International.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Training Manuals and Instructional Guides 
1
D078.4A
New Comer's Training Prospectus: Forward Air Controllers (1 May 1969)
1
549th TASTS (University of Forward Air Control) Navigation (2 March 1981)
2
549th TASTS (University of Forward Air Control) Weapons Effects Seminar (28 May 1981)
549th TASTS (University of Forward Air Control) Weapons Effects (1 June 1981)
549th TASTS (University of Forward Air Control) 0-2A IQ Phase Study Guide (1 Dec 1981)
549th TASTS (University of Forward Air Control) OV-10A IQ Phase Study Guide (1 Feb 1982)
549th TASTS (University of Forward Air Control) Formation Procedures (1 April 1982)
549th TASTS (University of Forward Air Control) Airstrike Control (30 April 1982)
549th TASTS (University of Forward Air Control) Airstrike Planning (4 Dec 1982)
No Guts No Glory
3
O-2 Aircrew Operational Procedures (26 March 1974)
4
O-2 Pilot quiz
USAF Operational Training Course: O-2/OV-10
Tactical Air Command Formal Flying and Related Training Publication Phase Manual: USAF Operations Training Course OV-10 (26 Jan 1983)
FAC Sheet: 22d Tactical Air Support Squadron: Flying Safety (Vol. 1 No. 31) 5 Aug 1968
5
FAC Sheet: 22d Tactical Air Support Squadron: Flying Safety (Vol. 1 No. 32) 5 Sept 1968
Welcome to 20th Tactica Air Support Squadron (6 Jan 1969)
The Airborne Forward Air Controller Training Manual 4410th Combat Crew Training Wing
6
The Airborne Forward Air Controller Training Manual 4410th Combat Crew Training Squadron (Holley Field, Florida)
Transition and Tactics: O-1 Phase Training Manual for the 4410th Combat Crew Training Wing (April 1967)
Air Support and You
7
1st Air Commando Wing: Forward Air Guide Pamphlet
CHECO Reports (Contemporary Historical Examination of Current Operations) 
Control of Airstrikes in Southeast Asia 1961-1966 (1 March 1967)
8
Srtike Control and Reconnaissance in Southeast Asia (22 Jan 1969)
9
Forward Air Controller Operations in Close Air Support Role in South Vietnam: Special Report (31 Jan 1969)
10
Control of Airstrikes Jan 1967 - Dec 1968
12
Jet Forward Air Controllers in Southeast Asia (15 October 1969)
12
Manuscripts and Manuscript Materials 
Classified Secret: Controlling Airstrikes in the Clandestine War in Laos by Jan Churchill
13
Classified Secret: Controlling Airstrikes in the Clandestine War in Laos by Jan Churchill
14
In Their Own Words compiled by Jan Churchill
15
In Their Own Words compiled by Jan Churchill
16
In Their Own Words compiled by Jan Churchill
17
Hit My Smoke: Forward Air Controllers in Southeast Asia by Jan Churchill
18
Hit My Smoke: Forward Air Controllers in Southeast Asia by Jan Churchill
19
Hit My Smoke: Forward Air Controllers in Southeast Asia by Jan Churchill
20
Hit My Smoke: Forward Air Controllers in Southeast Asia by Jan Churchill
2
1
D078.4B
Hit My Smoke: Forward Air Controllers in Southeast Asia by Jan Churchill
2
Hit My Smoke: Forward Air Controllers in Southeast Asia by Jan Churchill
3
Hit My Smoke: Forward Air Controllers in Southeast Asia by Jan Churchill
4
Hit My Smoke: Forward Air Controllers in Southeast Asia by Jan Churchill
5
Hit My Smoke: Forward Air Controllers in Southeast Asia by Jan Churchill
6
FAC Research materials
7
FAC Research materials
8
FAC Research materials
9
FAC Research materials
10
FAC Research materials
11
FAC Research materials
12
Short stories by Lester G Frazier (Colonel, USAF [Retired])
13
Reference material and FAC Research materials
14
FAC Research materials
15
FAC Research materials
16
FAC Research materials
3
1
D078.4C
FAC Research materials
2
FAC Research materials
3
FAC Research materials
4
FAC Research materials
5
FAC Research materials
4
1
D078.4D
Close Air Support Guide
2
11th Mosquito Reunion Directory 1987
Business cards
Articles (originals and photocopies; magazines, newspapers etc.) 
Photocopied magazine articles
3
Photocopied magazine articles
4
Newspaper articles
5
The Leatherneck and Marine Corps Gazette
6
Vista 1999: A Long Range Look at the Future of the Army and Air National Guard (March 1982)
7

Separated Materials

Photographs
VA041522, VA041508-VA041718: 281 photographs.

VAN007587-VAN007750: 18 negatives, 28 strips of negatives.

76 photos of aerial views of the ground, soldiers, and aircrafts in Vietnam.
Slides
VAS034301 - VAS034317: Jim McDevitt in Vietnam.

VAS034318 - VAS034337: Doug Aitken.

VAS034252 - VAS034298: Billy Kirkland.

VAS034078 - VAS034217: Laos from the Jack Teague Collection used in book, "Classified Secret".

VAS034360 - VAS034462: Vietnam (apparently from Churchill's book: Hit My Smoke).

VAS034218 - VAS034251: Fred Wilkie.

VAS034299 - VAS034300: Tetrick, OV-10 Special Forces, Thein Phu.

VAS034070 - VAS034077: Kingsbury, Covey - O-2, OV-10 and Damages.

VAS034338 - VAS034342: John Rogers.

VAS034343 - VAS034344: Covey briefing O-2 doorway.

VAS034345 - VAS034346: Vietnam through Australia FAC, Nick Ford.

VAS034347 - VAS034351: Dale Kingsguy.

VAS034352 - VAS034359: Robert Monroe.

VAS034463 - VAS034467: Assorted.
Posters
Two posters (Section 13, Drawer 15).

Avon Park, Florida, Bombing and Gunnery Range.

Partick Air Force Base, Florida.
Museum Objects
Drag chute (also known as a drogue chute).

Mosquito Reunion bumper sticker.
Newsletters
14 Newsletters.

Observer (January 1986).

Observer (March 1986).

Observer (Spring 1986) (2 copies).

Observer (Summer 1986).

Observer (Fall 1986).

Observer (Winter 1987).

Observer (Summer 1987) (2 copies).

Observer (Fall 1987).

Observer (Spring 1988).

Observer (Summer 1988).

Observer (Winter 1989).

Observer (Summer 1989).
Periodicals
Airpower (Vol 28 No 3) May 1998.

Newsweek (April 15, 1985).

US News and World Report (October 10, 1983).

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