1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 4, 2020 10:36 AM by Rebecca Collier

    Seeking C-118 aircraft flight logs

    Zsombor Florian Newbie

      I am looking for exposure verification of C-118 flights to Vietnam from VR-21 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii to Vietnam during 1968-1969. I was the loadmaster on many of these flight and require "evidence" for VA claim.

        • Re: Seeking C-118 aircraft flight logs
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Mr. Florian,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          Aviators Flight Log Books (OPNAV 3760/31) is a flight by flight record maintained by all aeronautically designated officer personnel and student aeronautical officers. Information recorded in the log includes qualifications and achievements, personnel status changes, summary of total flights, flight record summary for 12 months preceding current log, flight by flight record, flight clothing issue, and mishap and flight rule violations. The log books are the personal property of the aviator.

           

          Command histories for aviation squadrons dated after WWII are in the custody of the Naval Aviation History Branch, Naval History & Heritage Command, 805 Kidder Breese Street, SE, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC 20374-5060. Please contact them directly for access to these histories.

           

          There are several online articles that may be of interest such as Records of VR-21; History of VRC-30; Units Stationed at NAS Barbers Point; and VR-21 - Pineapple Airlines.

           

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

           

          [Some information provided by Nate Patch, Subject Matter Expert]

           

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