Interview with Don Timmer
16 January 2003
Don Timmer Collection
(USN, USAF) Don R. Timmer, originally from Tipp City, Ohio served in the U.S. Air Force. After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1958, Don worked as a supply officer in Amarillo (Texas) and at McDill AFB (Florida) before undergoing flight training as a Navigator at Harlingen AFB. In August 1967, after six years at Lockborne AFB as a navigator in KC-97 and KC-135s doing airborne refuelling, he went to Vietnam in August 1967 as a navigator in C-123s flying spraying missions in Operation RANCH HAND. Don was based for two months at Bien Hoa and ten months at Da Nang, where he also served as a Target Scheduler. He returned to the U.S.in August 1968 and eventually retired a Lieutenant Colonel after a twenty-one year military career. Interview conducted by Richard B. Verrone, Ph.D.
Interview with Don Timmer, 16 January 2003, Don Timmer Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Nov. 2015. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=OH0254>.
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OH0254, Don Timmer Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
Added: 13 Jan 2003[Updated: 2 Nov 2015]