VALEN, Richard D. (Captain) Call No.: K239.0512-017 IRIS No.: unavailable IRIS Tape No.: 0090374 Accessibility: OPEN Pages/Time: No transcript/0:37 Class: U Date/Location: 17 September 1967/Maxwell AFB AL Interviewer: Major Harry Shallcross Sources: Project CORONA HARVEST Collection Topics: (1965-1966) Oral history interview with Captain Richard Valen, reconnaissance duty officer for the Direct Air Support Center, II Corps. Topics discussed are the determining of whether reconnaissance requests are justifiable, procedure for processing reconnaissance pictures received at Pleiku Air Base, aspects looked for in reconnaissance photos, personal training received for assignment, reconnaissance duty officer needs some kind of reconnaissance experience, procedures for requesting reconnaissance support, discussion of procedures followed in providing reconnaissance support and the effectiveness of reconnaissance operations in the war effort.