MAYES, Archie S. (Colonel)

Call No.: K239.0512-289

IRIS No.: Not available

IRIS Tape No.: 00904215

Accessibility: OPEN

Pages/Time: No transcript/0:45

Class: U

Date/Location: 24 October 1966/South Vietnam

Interviewers: Unknown

Source: Project CORONA HARVEST Collection


(1965-1966) Oral history interview with Colonel Archie S. Mayes, director of Civil Engineering, Seventh Air Force. Responsible for construction, maintenance and utilities of 10 bases, background and activation of Rapid Engineering Deployment and Heavy Operational Repair Squadron, Engineering (Red Horse), and turnkey construction at Tuy Hoa Air Base, Vietnam. Discusses command arrangements, use of troops in small construction and repair projects versus navy construction combine. Civil Engineering Heavy Repair Group activation, inter-service rivalry over role of construction engineering, the impact of construction on Vietnamese economy and procurement channel.