Abrams, Creighton, Jr., (General) (USA)

Call No.: K239.0512-373

IRIS No.: 00904363

IRIS Tape No.: n/a

Accessibility: OPEN

Pages/Time: 6pp/No tape

Class: U

Date/Location: 3 March 1970/South Vietnam

Interviewers: Kenneth Sams and Major Philip D. Caine

Source: Project CORONA HARVEST Collection


(1968-70) Oral history interview with General Creighton Abrams, Commander, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV). Discusses various roles of airpower, interdiction in Laos during the dry season, integration of all source intelligence for targeting and flexibility of single management of air. Topics also include tactical air saves friendly lives and runs up enemy causalities; airlift for deployment and supply; photoreconnaissance critical to targeting and necessity of visual reconnaissance by forward air controllers in aircraft suited to environment. Lastly, bombing halt, Tet 1968, Khe Sanh high points for enemy and South Vietnam Air Force training program main facet of Vietnamization.