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Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Cold War; World War, 1939-1945
  • Branch of Service: Army Air Forces/Corps; Air Force
  • Unit of Service: Tactical Division, Directorate of Operations, Headquarters US Air Force; 12th Tactical Fighter Wing; 82nd Flying Training Wing; Deputy Director for Operational Forces, Directorate of Operations; 86th Fighter Wing; 31st Fighter Wing; 81st Fighter Wing; 450th Fighter Wing; US Air Force Fighter Weapons School
  • Location of Service: Neubiberg and Wiesbaden, Germany; Turner Air Force Base, Georgia; Bentwaters, England; Foster Air Force Base, Texas; Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada; Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama; Luke Air Force Base, Arizona; Dale Mabry Field and Bartow Army Air Field, Florida; Fort McNair, Washington, DC; MacDill Air Force Base, Florida; Cam Ranh Bay Air Base, Vietnam; Williams Air Force Base, Arizona
  • Highest Rank: Brigadier General

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About this Item

Title

  • Norman Carl Gaddis Collection

Names

  • Buckner, Virginia
  • Durham Academy
  • Kathryn L. Howlett
  • Gaddis, Norman Carl
  • Adair, Jordan

State of Birth

  • TN

Home State

  • NC

Headings

  • -  Gaddis, Norman Carl
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army Air Forces/Corps.
  • -  Cold War -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Air Force.
  • -  Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  Prisoner of War -- United States

Repository

  • Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Gender

  • Male

Status

  • Veteran

Service History

  • World War, 1939-1945

    • Branch of Service: Army Air Forces/Corps
    • Location of Service: Luke Air Force Base, Arizona; Dale Mabry Field and Bartow Army Air Field, Florida
    • Dates of Service: 1942-1976
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: Veteran
  • Cold War

    • Branch of Service: Air Force
    • Unit of Service: 86th Fighter Wing; 31st Fighter Wing; 81st Fighter Wing; 450th Fighter Wing; US Air Force Fighter Weapons School
    • Location of Service: Neubiberg and Wiesbaden, Germany; Turner Air Force Base, Georgia; Bentwaters, England; Foster Air Force Base, Texas; Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada; Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
    • Military Status: Veteran
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975

    • Unit of Service: Tactical Division, Directorate of Operations, Headquarters US Air Force; 12th Tactical Fighter Wing; 82nd Flying Training Wing; Deputy Director for Operational Forces, Directorate of Operations
    • Location of Service: Fort McNair, Washington, DC; MacDill Air Force Base, Florida; Cam Ranh Bay Air Base, Vietnam; Williams Air Force Base, Arizona
    • Highest Rank: Brigadier General
    • Dates of Service: ?-1976
    • Prisoner of War: Yes
    • Military Status: Veteran

Materials

  • Video: VHS [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 11/23/2003)
  • Video: Hi-8/Digital 8 [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 11/23/2003)
  • Manuscript: Biography [1 item] -- (collected 10/15/1975)
  • Computer File: Floppy Disk [1 item] -- Electronic file of manuscript (collected 2003)
  • Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Transcription of video recording (collected 2003)
  • Manuscript: Memoirs [1 item] -- (collected 12/1996)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/24076

Cite as

  • Norman Carl Gaddis Collection (AFC/2001/001/24076), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • video

Additional Metadata Formats

Rights & Access

Using VHP Material in Publication or Exhibition

The Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress collects, preserves and makes accessible the firsthand recollections of U.S. military veterans who served from World War I through more recent conflicts and peacekeeping missions, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand what they saw, did and felt during their service. The Veterans History Project Collection includes oral histories along with documentary materials such as original letters, diaries, photographs, and memoirs.

Veterans and interviewers contribute these materials to the Library for scholarly and educational purposes, retaining any copyright they may hold. Therefore, permission must be obtained before using the interview or other materials in exhibition or publication. Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these materials should contact the Veterans History Project for assistance.

As a publicly supported institution, the Library generally does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot give or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item from the Library’s collections and for securing any necessary permissions rests with persons desiring to use the item.

Please contact us with questions.

Obtaining Copies of VHP Materials

In order for VHP materials to be duplicated, we must receive written permission from the interviewee for you to obtain a copy of the recording unless the proposed use is limited to personal use, research, or other uses permissible by copyright law. If the interviewee is deceased, their next-of-kin may grant written permission.

Please contact VHP for assistance if you need to contact a veteran for permission to use their materials in exhibition or publication, or if you have received permission from the veteran and need access to high-resolution copies of VHP collection materials.

Citing VHP Materials

Please use the following formats when citing Veterans History Project materials (substituting the appropriate name and collection ID number).

Materials as a whole:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Memoirs (MS02), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Transcript (MS04), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Correspondence (MS01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Recording:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Audio recording (SR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Video recording (MV01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Photograph:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Photographs (PH01), photographer unknown, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Photographs (PH03-PH14), Ralph Williams photographer, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Computer file:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Computer file (CF01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Artifact (AR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Buckner, Virginia, Durham Academy, Kathryn L. Howlett, Norman Carl Gaddis, and Jordan Adair. Norman Carl Gaddis Collection. 1942. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.24076/.

APA citation style:

Buckner, V., Durham Academy, Kathryn L. Howlett, Gaddis, N. C. & Adair, J. (1942) Norman Carl Gaddis Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.24076/.

MLA citation style:

Buckner, Virginia, et al. Norman Carl Gaddis Collection. 1942. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.24076/>.