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US airman slides

Guide to the United States airman slides

Collection number: HMC-0527.
Creator: Unknown.
Title: United States airman slides.
Dates: 1966-1974.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Photos from an Air Force serviceman who served in Vietnam and Alaska.

Biographical note:
The serviceman who took these slides was a non-commissioned officer, probably by the last name of Farmer. He served with the 460th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing in Vietnam in 1966 to 1967. In 1974 he was a member of the 714th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron at Cold Bay and Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska.

Collection description:
The collection contains 400 35mm color slides taken during tours of duty in Vietnam and Alaska. They include images of the bases, surrounding areas, and recreational activities.

Arrangement: The slides are in four chronological groups.

Digitized copies: 47 images from this collection have been digitized and added to the Alaska’s Digital Archives. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Access restrictions: The Archives does not hold copyright to collection materials, copyright ownership is unknown.

Preferred citation: United States airman slides, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The Archives purchased this collection at internet auction in 2001.

Processing information:This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2001. The guide to the collection was updated to meet current standard by Arlene Schmuland in 2016.

Container list:

Folder Description Dates
1 Vietnam, including NCO club and unit parties at Tan Son Nhat Airbase, Saigon street and river scenes 1966-1967
2 Vung Tau, including R and R center, airport, beaches, and bay 1967
3 Cold Bay including the airport and Air Force facilities; Elmendorf Air Force Base including base and Anchorage including base buildings and streets, the Kashim NCO club, and the Anchorage airport 1974
4 Cold Bay including airport, aircraft, a local party, gymnasium, brown bears, the NCO club, bowling alley, television station, radar station, an bingo party and scenery 1974



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