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Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Branch of Service: Air Force
  • Service Unit/Ship: 504th Tactical Air Support Group; 19th Tactical Air Support Squadron; Headquarters, Strategic Air Command (SAC); Staff of Directorate of Manpower and Organization; 11th Air Refueling Squadron
  • Location of Service: Norfolk, Virginia; National War College, Fort McNair, Washington, DC; Williams Air Force Base, Arizona; Robins Air Force Base, Georgia; Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico; Vietnam; Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota; Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska; Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland; Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma; Dyess Air Force Base, Texas; Randolph Air Force Base, Texas; March Air Force Base, California; Florida
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/70335

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James Ralph Brown Collection
Interview / Recording

About this Item

Title

  • James Ralph Brown Collection

Names

  • Stratton, Alice Marie
  • Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Brown, James Ralph

Home State

  • Florida

Headings

  • -  Brown, James Ralph
  • -  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: 504th Tactical Air Support Group; 19th Tactical Air Support Squadron; Headquarters, Strategic Air Command (SAC); Staff of Directorate of Manpower and Organization; 11th Air Refueling Squadron
    • Location of Service: Norfolk, Virginia; National War College, Fort McNair, Washington, DC; Williams Air Force Base, Arizona; Robins Air Force Base, Georgia; Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico; Vietnam; Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota; Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska; Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland; Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma; Dyess Air Force Base, Texas; Randolph Air Force Base, Texas; March Air Force Base, California; Florida
    • Highest Rank: Colonel
    • Dates of Service: 1966-1993
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran also served with the 917th Air Refueling Squadron; as Chief of Selection Board Secretariat, Military Personnel Center; Vice Commander of the 55th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing; Commander of the 22nd Air Refueling Wing; as the Director of Air Refueling Operations, SAC; and Professor of Aerospace Studies and Commander, Air Force ROTC Detachment 150. He was 3,900 flying hours with over 800 hours in combat. He served as a forward air controller spotter pilot flying the O-1 Birddog in support of the 9th Infantry Division. He has also flown the T-37, T-39, T-41, AT-33, RC-135, KC-135, E-4, KC-10 and the B-52 aircraft.

Materials

  • Audio: Audio Cassette [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2010-02-26)
  • Manuscript: Biographical information [2 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 2009)
  • Photograph: Digital print [4 items] -- Photograph (collected 1969-2008)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/70335

Cite as

  • James Ralph Brown Collection (AFC/2001/001/70335), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • audio

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:

Stratton, Alice Marie, Daughters Of The American Revolution, and James Ralph Brown. James Ralph Brown Collection. 1966. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.70335/.

APA citation style:

Stratton, A. M., Daughters Of The American Revolution & Brown, J. R. (1966) James Ralph Brown Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.70335/.

MLA citation style:

Stratton, Alice Marie, Daughters Of The American Revolution, and James Ralph Brown. James Ralph Brown Collection. 1966. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.70335/>.