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Document Details


Title: Jack Keith
Local code: OH0231
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Texas Tech University. Vietnam Archive
Collection: Vietnam Archive Oral History Project
Series: Item 2 of Series Jack Keith
Description: (USAF) Jack L. Keith, originally from Muskegon, Michigan, served in the U.S. Air Force from 1943 until 1973. As a fighter pilot, he was stationed at many different bases around the United States and overseas during his career, including time at Kessler Field, Maxwell Field/AFB, Andrews Field, Homestead AFB, Langley AFB, Naha AB, Okinawa, Kimpo and Suwon ABs, Republic of Korea, Erding AS, Munich, Germany, Toul Rosiers AB, France, RAF Wethersfield, United Kingdom, and Bien Hoa AB, South Vietnam. Jack served in the Korean War from June 1950 until June 1951 as a Liaison Officer. He went to Vietnam in May 1967 as the 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing Assistant Deputy Commander for Operations. Jack then took over as Commander of the 531st Tactical Fighter Squadron at Bien Hoa. He flew F-100Ds and successfully completed 156 combat missions during his tour in Vietnam. Jack left Vietnam in May 1968 and was stationed at Maxwell AFB and completed a year at the Air War College. He completed his thirty-year career at Langley AFB at Tactical Air Command Headquarters where he retired in January 1973. Note: The first and second PDF files of the interview listed below are the original version of the interview. The third and fourth PDF files below are the narrator's rewritten transcript. OH0231 - part of the Jack Keith Collection
Extent: 38 pages
URL: http://star.vietnam.ttu.edu/cgi-bin/starfetch.exe?7IpY72UScktfD0gnH2EbLwrJqu4W4ws1lkEQvNse7MRQeC6j0gV3ytBBSsFGYp9kcZhX4OE7Kf2j44KHz1rebJs9sICK.mxlNR0g096nXE0/OH0231-4.pdf
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2002 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Keith, Jack
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker place of birth: Muskegon, MI; Michigan; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Military personnel; Pilot
Document date: 25-Oct-2002
Interviewer: Verrone, Richard Burks
Historical events discussed: Vietnam Conflict, 1955-1975
Locations discussed: Asia; North America; United States; Vietnam
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Asia; Military camps--Vietnam; North America; Oral history; United States; United States--Armed Forces; United States--Military history; Vietnam; Vietnam Conflict, 1955-1975; Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Atrocities; Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Veterans
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025347-27193