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Document Details


Title: Don Timmer
Local code: OH0254
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Texas Tech University. Vietnam Archive
Collection: Vietnam Archive Oral History Project
Description: (USN, USAF) Don R. Timmer, originally from Tipp City, Ohio, served in the U.S. Air Force. After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1958, Don worked as a supply officer in Amarillo (Texas) and at McDill AFB (Florida) before undergoing flight training as a navigator at Harlingen AFB. In August 1967, after six years at Lockborne AFB as a navigator in KC-97 and KC-135s doing airborne refueling, he went to Vietnam in August 1967 as a navigator in C-123s flying spraying missions in Operation RANCH HAND. Don was based for two months at Bien Hoa and ten months at Danang, where he also served as a target scheduler. He returned to the U.S. in August 1968 and eventually retired a Lieutenant Colonel after a twenty-one year military career. OH0254 - part of the The Don Timmer Collection
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Speaker: Timmer, Don
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Military personnel
Document date: Undated
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: OHI0025449-27294