TOWNER, Harwood D. (Captain)

Call No.: K239.0512-279

IRIS No.: 00904197

IRIS Tape No.: no tape

Accessibility: OPEN

Pages/Time: 16pp/no tape

Class: U

Date/Location: 3 June 1963/Tan Son Nhut AB, South Vietnam

Interviewers: Joseph W. Grainger

Source: Project CORONA HARVEST Collection


(1962) Oral history interview with Captain Harwood Towner, 3d Bombardment Wing, Fifth Air Force, TDY forward air controller (FAC) to 2d Air Division, 3 June 1963. Topics include the sighting of Viet Cong in II Corps, night convoy and train escort missions, difficulty with visual reconnaissance in mountainous areas, the need for improved communications between-19s and altitude flown during airstrike support. Also discussed FACs need for experience in fighter aircraft, command and control of airstrikes, tactical air control system and Joint Operations Center and the Army Republic Vietnam artillery objectives.