Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Panama--History--American Invasion, 1989; Cold War; Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Branch of Service: Air Force
  • Unit of Service: New Jersey Air National Guard; 355th Tactical Fighter Squadron; 814th Aircraft Support Squadron; Strategic Air Command (SAC)
  • Location of Service: Panama; Pomona, New Jersey; Myrtle Beach Army Air Field, South Carolina; Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand; Phu Cat Air Base, Vietnam; Laughlin Army Air Field, Texas; Westover Field, Massachusetts; Sheppard Field, Texas; Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • Highest Rank: Master Sergeant

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Carlton Harris Platt Collection
Interview / Recording

About this Item

Title

  • Carlton Harris Platt Collection

Names

  • Platt, Carlton Harris
  • Goddard, Richlyn
  • Atlantic County Historical Society
  • Horn, John

State of Birth

  • NJ

Home State

  • NJ

Headings

  • -  Platt, Carlton Harris
  • -  Cold War -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Air Force.
  • -  Panama -- History -- American Invasion, 1989 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Air Force.
  • -  Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Air Force.

Repository

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

Gender

  • Male

Race

  • White

Status

  • Veteran

Service History

  • Cold War

    • Branch of Service: Air Force
    • Unit of Service: 355th Tactical Fighter Squadron; 814th Aircraft Support Squadron; Strategic Air Command (SAC)
    • Location of Service: Laughlin Army Air Field, Texas; Westover Field, Massachusetts; Sheppard Field, Texas; Atlantic City, New Jersey
    • Dates of Service: 1957-1961
    • Prisoner of War: No
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: Veteran
  • Panama--History--American Invasion, 1989

    • Branch of Service: Air Force
    • Unit of Service: New Jersey Air National Guard
    • Location of Service: Panama
    • Dates of Service: 1989-?
    • Prisoner of War: No
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: Veteran
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975

    • Branch of Service: Air Force
    • Unit of Service: New Jersey Air National Guard
    • Location of Service: Pomona, New Jersey; Myrtle Beach Army Air Field, South Carolina; Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand; Phu Cat Air Base, Vietnam
    • Highest Rank: Master Sergeant
    • Dates of Service: 1962-1993
    • Prisoner of War: No
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: Veteran

Materials

  • Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [2 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 1961 - 1981)
  • Manuscript: Biographical information [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 2013)
  • Photograph: Original photographic print [3 items] -- Photograph (collected 02/27/2013)
  • Audio: CD [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 02/27/2013)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/89139

Cite as

  • Carlton Harris Platt Collection (AFC/2001/001/89139), 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/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:

Platt, Carlton Harris, Richlyn Goddard, Atlantic County Historical Society, and John Horn. Carlton Harris Platt Collection. 1957. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.89139/.

APA citation style:

Platt, C. H., Goddard, R., Atlantic County Historical Society & Horn, J. (1957) Carlton Harris Platt Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.89139/.

MLA citation style:

Platt, Carlton Harris, et al. Carlton Harris Platt Collection. 1957. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.89139/>.