SAUNDERS, Alan W. (Major)

Call No.: K239.0512-168
IRIS No.: 00904005 

IRIS Tape No.: 00904006 

Accessibility: OPEN 

Pages/Time: 57pp/1:05 

Class: U 

Date/Location: 1 July 1964/South Vietnam 

Interviewers: Unknown 

Source: Project CORONA HARVEST Collection 


(1963-1964) Oral history interview with Major Alan W. Saunders, 2d Air Division rescue officer, detachment 3, Pacific Air Rescue Center. Topics discussed are loss of life as result of poor rescue techniques, need for HH-43F, helicopter modification, rescue personnel, capabilities, trek into B-26 crash site in Bato south Vietnam August 1963 to retrieve wing spars. Also, Army of Republic of Vietnam soldier eaten by tiger during operation, USAF/ISA conflict over USAF participation in rescue operations, describe typical mission and Paris control and reporting center, Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam.