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Document Details


Title: Nikki Fillipi
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Texas Tech University. Vietnam Archive
Collection: Civil Air Transport/Air America Oral History Interviews
Description: (USA, Air America) Nikki Fillipi joined the US Army in 1955 and served in military intelligence. He later attended Army helicopter flight training and served with the 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam in 1965. While in Vietnam, he participated in the Battle of the Ia Drang Valley and also served in the Mekong Delta supporting ARVN operations. Nikki resigned from the Army in 1966 and joined Air America. He served with Air America in Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam from 1967 to 1975 and participated in the evacuation of Saigon in April 1975. This interview covers various aspects of these experiences to include his US Army service, Air America SAR operations, and his service with Air America in Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam. This interview is ongoing. Please check back to see when the transcript is available.
Extent: 42 pages
URL: http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/star/images/OH/OH0022/OH0022.pdf
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2001 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Fillipi, Nikki, 1937-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 18-Dec-1937
Speaker place of birth: Seattle, WA; Washington; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Military personnel
Age at speaking: 64
Document date: 02-Feb-2001
Interviewer: Maxner, Stephen
Organizations discussed: CAT/Air America, TX, US
Historical events discussed: Vietnam Conflict, 1955-1975
Locations discussed: Asia; North America; United States; Vietnam
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Aeronautics; Air pilots, Military; Asia; CAT/Air America, TX, US; Helicopters; North America; Oral history; United States; United States--Armed Forces--Civilian employees; Vietnam; Vietnam Conflict, 1955-1975; Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Campaigns; Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Personal narratives, American; Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Veterans
Topics discussed - Other terms: Airdrop; Support mission
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0024675-26365