Tactical Airlift in Southeast Asia

by Harry Heist

This story is from a firsthand account. It is not copyrighted unless noted but we request anyone using this for other than personal use to credit the author and the museum.


  • A friend was stationed at Dover AFB from 1970 to 1973. He was a loadmaster on a C-141. Although he mainly flew to Europe and the Middle East, in 1971 he flew several missions to Vietnam. I would like to find some information about those flights to Vietnam in 1971, if possible. Unfortunately, he does not recall his unit. It appears to me that the 20th and 326th Military Airlift Squadrons operated C-141s. Any help would be appreciated.

  • My Grandfather, before he passed, said he wrote and published a tactical airlift combat operations manual between 1957-1968. I am trying to find out more about this. Anyone have any information? His name is Robert S. Collins.

  • Clarence Saner

    I was stationed in Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, in 1969 and I can’t remember the squadron I was attached to. Any information would be appreciated.

  • I am looking to locate an old friend colonel Ted Ireland who was stationed in Vung Tau Vietnam 1966 1967 he was with the USA air force

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