CLARK, Albert P., Jr. (Captain)

Call No.: K239.0512-200 

IRIS No.: 00904057 

IRIS Tape No.: 00905006/00905007 

Accessibility: OPEN 

Pages/Time: 72pp/2:15 

Class: U 

Date/Location: 12 June 1969/Unknown 

Interviewers: Majors Samuel E. Riddlebarger, Jeremy Thomas, T.C. Peterson, K.C. Belt 

Source: Project CORONA HARVEST Collection 


(1968-1969) Oral history interview with Captain Albert P. Clark, F-4 pilot, systems operation, "guy in backseat" (GIB), 25th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing. Topics discussed are mission to place Igloo White sensors on the Ho Chi Minh Trail and in Route Package 1, tactics developed by GIB, background training, working under control of forward air controller (FAC) and lack of discipline in radio communications. Also included are interdiction tactics, testing and validating long-range airborne navigation radar in conjunction with maps, confidence in intelligence, bomb damage assessment veracity, problems of F-4 GIB and dependence on FAC for rules of engagement.