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Olivier Bizet & François Millard

Olivier Bizet & François Millard

Olivier Bizet is a regular contributor to Militaria Magazine in France. He has been working as a production manager in the animation film and TV industry since 1995. François Millard spent nearly 8 years in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and currently works and lives with his wife and son in Bangkok, T

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Yankee Air Pirates

Yankee Air Pirates

USAF Uniforms and Memorabilia of the Vietnam War
Olivier Bizet & François Millard Olivier Bizet & François Millard
Articles : 40
Since : 11/03/2013

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

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 their uniforms because of their unique combat role. These incredibly rare uniforms were acquired a
Volume 2: layout review completed!

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. During this period we received the entire pdf of volume 2 for the layout review. We have t
Udorn 2016

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 ARRS, AC-47 gunships, Air America and more! Main entrance. Across the street; vets suggested it
Robert D. Gallup, 1st Air Commando Squadron

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 Gallup graduated from Gorham-Fayette High School with the Class of 52. He received a scholarsh

Yankee Air Pirates need your help!

Yankee Air Pirates need your help!

Dear readers, It has been almost four years since the first volume a Yankee Air Pirates was published, on October 28, 2013. It has been an incredible journey, that we tried to depict in the early posts of our Yankee Air Pirates blog. We could never have imagined that we would manage to write books in English (not our mother tongue), and have them p
Volume 2 is almost there!

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 is still travelling somewhere between Bangkok, Atglen and Shanghai, and we hope it will survive
Maj. William L. Kirk, 433rd TFS Mig Killer

Maj. William L. Kirk, 433rd TFS Mig Killer

Center: Maj. Kirk celebrating Col. Olds’ last flight in September 1967. The Holy Grail of the Vietnam War Air Force collection: an IDed HGU-2A/P that belonged to a double MiG killer! The helmet is as found, a bit damaged but an historical items should stay as it is. Although I received it last summer, I have been waiting until today to post it s
One in a million

One in a million

One in a million. That phrase comes to mind thinking about those two items re-united in my collection. This phrase “one in a million” reminds me of a TV show I saw about 25 years ago, in England, when they broadcasted a report about an Australian Nam Vet who returned to Vietnam where he had fought and happened to find one of his missing dog tag
29 April 1975 – 29 April 2015

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) boarding an Air America Huey on the roof of the “Pittman Building”. This CIA-owned facility was