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USAF Uniforms and Memorabilia of the Vietnam War

Sergeant John F. Wytonick, 823rd Combat Security Police Squadron

Posted on February 14 2017 by Olivier Bizet

Sergeant John F. Wytonick, 823rd Combat Security Police Squadron

Vietnamese Marine Corps "Seawave" pattern Tiger Stripe uniform worn by Sgt. Wytonick. Note the Vietnamese QC (Military Police) patch, as worn by all SP personnel in South Vietnam. Combat Security Police personnel were allowed more personal choices for...

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Robert D. Gallup, 1st Air Commando Squadron

Posted on July 11 2016 by Olivier Bizet & François Millard

Robert D. Gallup, 1st Air Commando Squadron

Capt. Gallup's second pattern OG-107 shirt, with the usual shortened sleeves. All patches, including the 34th Tactical Group pocket patch, are Vietnamese hand embroidered. Here is a small tribute to Robert D. Gallup (25 Aug. 1934 – 16 June 1965). Robert...

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Udorn 2016

Posted on June 5 2016 by François Millard

Udorn 2016

Photos taken by François in May at Udorn RTAFB. Previously home of the 432nd TRW; 11th, 13th & 45th TRS; 13th, 58th, 308th, 435th (F-104 era), 523rd, 555th TFS. It also welcomed the Waterpump program (training of Lao and Cambodian pilots). Not to forget...

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Volume 2 is almost there!

Posted on November 22 2015 by Olivier Bizet & François Millard

Volume 2 is almost there!

Now, more than ever, we need good news. And you know what? We have some of those! Olivier received his first copy of Yankee Air Pirates Volume 2 this week, which means it will soon be available for sale, hopefully by the end of the month. François' copy...

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Posted on November 15 2015 by Olivier Bizet & François Millard

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Volume 2: layout review completed!

Posted on September 1 2015 by Olivier Bizet

Volume 2: layout review completed!

François and Olivier in Paris in August. A tiny part of the 1st SOS section of volume 2 can be seen on the laptop. It has been a productive summer! François flew in from Bangkok and spent a few weeks in France before heading for Shanghai for new adventures....

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29 April 1975 – 29 April 2015

Posted on April 29 2015 by Olivier Bizet & François Millard

29 April 1975 – 29 April 2015

40 years ago today, on 29 April 1975 Hubert Van Es shot this iconic photograph, that instantly became a symbol of the fall of Saigon. It shows high ranking South Vietnamese citizens (including Gen. Tran Van Don and secret police chief Tran Kim Tuyen)...

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Galley Review for Volume 2

Posted on April 27 2015 by Olivier Bizet & François Millard

Galley Review for Volume 2

Business as usual for François The next volume of Yankee Air Pirates is moving along well ! We received the galleys a few days ago, while Olivier was travelling in Vietnam and François was still working in Thailand. We both spent days tracking down the...

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Lt. Col. Earl S. Crow, Jr. - 7th Airborne Command & Control Squadron

Posted on January 2 2015 by François Millard

Lt. Col. Earl S. Crow, Jr. - 7th Airborne Command & Control Squadron

It was not infrequent to find in Vietnam veterans from WWII or Korea. This party suit was ordered from Maharajah in Udorn, by Col. Crow during his November 1970/71 tour. 7th ACCS party suit displaying U.S. and Thai flags, unit and call sign patches. Ranks...

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Merry Christmas from Yankee Air Pirates!

Posted on December 25 2014 by Olivier Bizet & François Millard

Merry Christmas from Yankee Air Pirates!

C-7A Caribou "Santa Bou", 483rd Tactical Airlift Wing, Vietnam December 1968. Calm down, kids! Yankee Air Pirates Vol. 2 will not be available before October 2015! Meanwhile you can still buy Vol. 1 online or directly from us!

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