TRUMBO, Charles E, Jr. (Lt. Colonel)

Call No.: K239.0512-271
IRIS No.: 00904189
IRIS Tape No.: no tape
Accessibility: OPEN
Pages/Time: 13pp/no tape
Class: U
Date/Location: 13 July 1963/Tan Son Nhut AB, South Vietnam
Interviewers: Joseph W. Grainger 

Source: Project CORONA HARVEST Collection
(1962-1963) Oral history interview with Lt. Colonel Charles Trumbo, 2d Air Division Director of Plans. Discusses the National Campaign Plan, the reorganization of the Vietnamese government agencies and military for the war effort; plan also called the "Explosion Plan". Also considers reorganization from following standpoints: development of Military Assistance Advisory Group Program; US military buildup; development of Vietnam Air Force capabilities; counterinsurgency versus controlled American source concepts; counterinsurgency planning for Southeast Asia; air commando origins, concepts; early command arrangements and development of Strategic Hamlet Program.