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Document Details


Title: James MacFarlane
Local code: OH0208
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Texas Tech University. Vietnam Archive
Collection: Civil Air Transport/Air America Oral History Interviews
Description: (Air America) (Bird and Son) (CASI) Jim MacFarlane joined the Connecticut Army National Guard in 1958 where he received fixed-wing and rotary wing training. In 1962 he was hired by Air America to fly the DeHavilland DHC-2 (Beaver) in Thailand and Laos. He served with Air America until October 1962 and was then hired by Bird and Son to fly several aircraft to include the Dornier DO-28 (Skyservant). He flew in Thailand and Laos with Bird and Son from 1963 to 1965 and then worked for Continental Air Services, Incorporated, in Vietnam for most of 1966. After leaving CASI in 1966, Jim returned to the US and flew commercial aircraft where his duties included flying men and material to and from Vietnam.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Speaker: MacFarlane, Jim
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Military personnel; Pilot
Document date: Undated
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; Asia; CAT/Air America, TX, US; Helicopters; North America; Oral history; United States; United States--Armed Forces--Civilian employees; Vietnam; Vietnam Conflict, 1955-1975
Topics discussed - Other terms: Airdrop; Support mission
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0024680-26369