FIPPEN, John W. (Lt. Colonel)

Call No.: K239.0512-066 

IRIS No.: 00903822 

IRIS Tape No.: 00903823
Accessibility: OPEN
Pages/Time: 20pp/0:35 

Class: U 

Date/Location: 12 November 1968/Unknown 

Interviewer: Major James S. Cassity, Jr. 

Sources: Project CORONA HARVEST Collection 


(1967-1968) Oral history interview with Lt. Colonel John Fippen, assigned to the 377th Combat Support Group at Tan Son Nhut Air Base as base controller. President of the Base Exchange Advisory Committee, Central Base Fund Committee and administration of Officers' Club and Airman's Club. Lessons learned: wartime environment considered in manpower and facilities planning, suffix on AF specialty code numbers to give a person's background, preassembled airbase group complement, sponsorship of Vietnam base by a stateside base, data automation in Vietnam, management in Vietnam and civilianization of jobs on Vietnamese base.