Vought A-7 Corsair II Family
Subject Source: NasmScope Note: Aircraft. Also known as LTA (Ling-Temco-Vought) A-7 Corsair II.
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Interview Summary Naval aviator and Vietnam War veteran Douglas Clarke is interviewed about his military service with the United States Navy from 1957 to 1987. He discusses his combat tours in Vietnam and Laos and shares other details from his Navy and post-military careers. Topics discussed include his service and training history; his experiences piloting various aircraft, including the Douglas AD Skyraider, Douglas A-4 Skyhawk, and Vought A-7 Corsair II; notable missions in Southeast Asia; and his work at...
Collection — Box One
Contents of the Collection The collection is comprised of two very large technical drawings of a Vought A-7 Corsair II, also known as LTV A-7 Corsair II. The drawings were sent to United States Navy Lieutenant Commander Raymond P. Craig while he was in U. S. Navy Post Graduate School from the Vought Corporation on July 21, 1982. The original paper mailing tube was discarded due to condition, however, photocopies of the address label and postmark were created and are retained to preserve context. Both drawings are...
Abstract Bruce Mennella (b. 1946) served during the Vietnam War from 1969-1972 as an Air Intelligence Officer for U.S. Navy Fighter Squadron 114 (VF-114). The collection contains photographs and a small amount of ephemera documenting his military service.
Interview Summary Vietnam War veteran Bruce Mennella is interviewed about his life and military service. He discusses his career with the United States Navy, focusing particularly on his time as an air intelligence office with Fighter Squadron VF-114 on board the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63). He also touches on his experiences growing up in Washington State during the 1950s and 1960s and on his post-military career managing a car dealership in Seattle.
Interview Summary Vietnam War veteran Brian Shul is interviewed about his 20-year career with the United States Air Force. He discusses his training and experiences as a military pilot and shares details about his various aircraft assignments, including the North American T-28, the Vought A-7 Corsair II, the Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II, and the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. He also discusses the extensive burn injuries he sustained during his service in Southeast Asia, his long recovery, and his drive to return to...
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