JESMER, David G. (Major USA)

Call No.: K239.0512-142 

IRIS No.: 00903961 

IRIS Tape No.: 00903962 

Accessibility: OPEN 

Pages/Time: 34pp/0:30 

Class: U 

Date/Location: 23 January 1969/Fort Benning GA 

Interviewers: Capt Richard B. Clement 

Source: Project CORONA HARVEST Collection 


(1967-1968) Oral history interview with Major David Jesmer. S-3 Air, 1st Battalion, 503d Infantry Company Commander, battalion S-4. Topics include different method of air-loading in combat zone, lack of readily available aerial photography, tactical air for landing zone preparation, limitations of Combat Skyspot, lack of readily available intelligence information, lack of effectiveness of air-delivered ordnance in jungle, cluster bomb units (CBU), napalm, bombs with instantaneous fusing, use of controllers, F-4 accuracy problems, successful use of AC-47 night capability and successful mixing of air and artillery.