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Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Branch of Service: Air Force
  • Service Unit/Ship: 11th Tactical Missile Squadron; 58th Tactical Missile Group; Headquarters, 5th Air Force; 476th Tactical Fighter Squadron; Tactical Fighter Division, Headquarters US Air Force
  • Location of Service: Lowry Air Force Base, Colorado; Orlando Air Force Base, Florida; Laredo Air Force Base, Texas; Randolph Air Force Base, Texas; Kelly Air Force Base, Texas; Korea; Japan; George Air Force Base, California; Moron Air Base, Spain; Ching Chuan Kang Air Base, Taiwan; Da Nang, Vietnam; Phu Cat, Vietnam; Washington, DC; RAF Upper Heyford, England; Ankara Air Station, Turkey; Clark Air Base, Philippines
  • Highest Rank: Major General
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/67999

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Interview / Recording

About this Item

Title

  • Kenneth D. Burns Collection

Names

  • Archer, Tyler
  • Burns, Kenneth D.
  • San Antonio College
  • Rohde, Elaine D.

Home State

  • Texas

Headings

  • -  Burns, Kenneth D.
  • -  Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Air Force.

Repository

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

Gender

  • Male

Status

  • veteran

Service History

  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975

    • Branch of Service: Air Force
    • Service Unit/Ship: 11th Tactical Missile Squadron; 58th Tactical Missile Group; Headquarters, 5th Air Force; 476th Tactical Fighter Squadron; Tactical Fighter Division, Headquarters US Air Force
    • Location of Service: Lowry Air Force Base, Colorado; Orlando Air Force Base, Florida; Laredo Air Force Base, Texas; Randolph Air Force Base, Texas; Kelly Air Force Base, Texas; Korea; Japan; George Air Force Base, California; Moron Air Base, Spain; Ching Chuan Kang Air Base, Taiwan; Da Nang, Vietnam; Phu Cat, Vietnam; Washington, DC; RAF Upper Heyford, England; Ankara Air Station, Turkey; Clark Air Base, Philippines
    • Highest Rank: Major General
    • Dates of Service: 1954-1985
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran also served in the 37th Tactical Fighter Wing; 480th Tactical Fighter Squadron; 20th Tactical Fighter Wing; 20th Combat Support Group; Vice Commander, US Air Force Security Service; Commander, US Logistics Group; Commander, 13th Air Force; and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs.

Materials

  • Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2009-03-31; 2009-04-14)
  • Manuscript: Biographical information [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 2009)
  • Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 2009)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/67999

Cite as

  • Kenneth D. Burns Collection (AFC/2001/001/67999), 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/[VHP collection]), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

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

Recording:

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

Photograph:

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

Computer file:

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

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), 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:

Archer, Tyler, Kenneth D Burns, San Antonio College, and Elaine D Rohde. Kenneth D. Burns Collection. 1954. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.67999/.

APA citation style:

Archer, T., Burns, K. D., San Antonio College & Rohde, E. D. (1954) Kenneth D. Burns Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.67999/.

MLA citation style:

Archer, Tyler, et al. Kenneth D. Burns Collection. 1954. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.67999/>.