2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 1, 2021 4:14 PM by William Stevenson

    Seeking Naval Forces Vietnam daily intelligence reports

    William Stevenson Adventurer

      I wish to gain access to archived mid-1966 daily intelligence summaries of the Naval Forces VIetnam (NVF or NAVFORV). Under the Wikipedia entry for Naval Forces Vietnam...https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commander,_Naval_Forces_Vietnam....is the following:

       

      Naval Intelligence Liaison Offices

      Coincident with the formation of NAVFORV, the intelligence section was expanded to meet the growing intelligence requirements of the new command. .. This represented an expansion from ten to twenty of the number of SOICs with Naval Intelligence Liaison Officers.

      In addition, assistant intelligence officers were assigned to each of the four Coastal Zones to assist the intelligence officer at Coastal Zone Headquarters. Three intelligence analyst billets were created for DaNang, Nha Trang and Can Tho.

      Coincident with the formation of NAVFORV, the daily intelligence summary was sent to out-of-country commands and was forwarded to CINCPACFLT and the Chief of Naval Operations.

       

      I would like to gain access to the above-referenced NAVFORV daily intelligence reports for May-June-July 1966, in particular relating to the Nha Trang Coastal Surveillance Center (CSC) submissions relating to Area 4 (first map below; its note pertained to an earlier, related request), sub-zones 4C & 4D in Coastal Zone II (second map below), which encompassed the coastal area from Nha Trang to Cape Varella.

       

       

      Message was edited by: William Stevenson on 28 January 2021 for more precision

        • Re: Seeking Naval Forces Vietnam daily intelligence reports
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Mr. Stevenson,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 110 record series from the 1960s that relate to intelligence and were created by various components of the US Navy. For more information, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at Archives2reference@nara.gov.

           

          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

           

          Additionally, a number of records relating to Naval intelligence and Vietnam are in the custody of the Naval History & Heritage Command (NHHC).  Please write to the Operational Archives Branch, Naval History & Heritage Command, 805 Kidder Breese Street, SE, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC 20374-5060 or contact them via email at archives@navy.mil. Their website is https://www.history.navy.mil/research/archives.html.

           

          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!

           

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