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Box 6

 Container

Contains 18 Collections and/or Records:

Clipping, in regards to Bridges being decorated with the distinguished Flying Cross at Phu Cat AB, 1968

 File — Box: 6, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 1, File 1
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: Roy. D. Bridges was assigned to the 416th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Phu Cat Air Base, Republic of Vietnam in 1968. Between January 6 and July 14, 1968, he flew the F-100D with the 416th on close air support missions. During this time he was qualified as a flight lead and completed 149 combat missions. He volunteered to join the Commando Sabre Operation, 37th Tactical Fighter Wing, as a F-100F pilot and Forward Air Controller. Beginning on July 15, he flew 72 combat missions with Commando Sabre...

Vietnam End of Tour Report, 1968

 File — Box: 6, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 1, File 2
Scope and Contents Contains the report that Bridges submitted as he completed his tour, December 9, 1968, and Individual Mission Summary - Operation Commando Sabre.

Bernstein, M. (2013 February). The Misty Mystique: Over Vietnam, F-100 pilots flew fast and low. Later they hit the heights. Air & Space, publication information unavailable , February 2013

 Item — Box: 6, Folder: 3
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 1, File 3
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: Roy. D. Bridges was assigned to the 416th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Phu Cat Air Base, Republic of Vietnam in 1968. Between January 6 and July 14, 1968, he flew the F-100D with the 416th on close air support missions. During this time he was qualified as a flight lead and completed 149 combat missions. He volunteered to join the Commando Sabre Operation, 37th Tactical Fighter Wing, as a F-100F pilot and Forward Air Controller. Beginning on July 15, he flew 72 combat missions with Commando Sabre...

Application for Aerospace Research Pilot Training, December 1, 1968

 File — Box: 6, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 1
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: After returning from Vietnam, Bridges was assigned as an instructor pilot with the 3575th Pilot Training Squadron at Vance AFB, Oklahoma, from January 1969 to July 1970. He then attended Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB, California, graduating in July 1971, and serving as a Test Pilot at Edwards from July 1971 to July 1975. Major Bridges attended Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell AFB, Alabama, from August 1975 to June 1976, and then served as program element monitor for the F-15 and A-10...

A-10A Brochures produced by the Fairchild Republic Company, "A-10-A," "Night/Adverse Weather A-10," and "Tactical Aircraft Survivability", 1973

 File — Box: 6, Folder: 5
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 2
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: After returning from Vietnam, Bridges was assigned as an instructor pilot with the 3575th Pilot Training Squadron at Vance AFB, Oklahoma, from January 1969 to July 1970. He then attended Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB, California, graduating in July 1971, and serving as a Test Pilot at Edwards from July 1971 to July 1975. Major Bridges attended Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell AFB, Alabama, from August 1975 to June 1976, and then served as program element monitor for the F-15 and A-10...

"Air Force Flight Evaluation (Systems) of the A-9A Prototype Aircraft," Technical Report No. 73-2, Frank N. Lucero, James A. Ford, and Roy D. Bridges, Jr., Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards AFB, California, March 1973

 File — Box: 6, Folder: 6
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 3
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: After returning from Vietnam, Bridges was assigned as an instructor pilot with the 3575th Pilot Training Squadron at Vance AFB, Oklahoma, from January 1969 to July 1970. He then attended Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB, California, graduating in July 1971, and serving as a Test Pilot at Edwards from July 1971 to July 1975. Major Bridges attended Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell AFB, Alabama, from August 1975 to June 1976, and then served as program element monitor for the F-15 and A-10...

"Air Force Flight Evaluation (Systems) of the A-10A Prototype Aircraft," Technical Report No. 73-3, Frank N. Lucero, Thomas R. Yechout, and Roy D. Bridges, Jr., Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards AFB, California, March 1973

 File — Box: 6, Folder: 7
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 4
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: After returning from Vietnam, Bridges was assigned as an instructor pilot with the 3575th Pilot Training Squadron at Vance AFB, Oklahoma, from January 1969 to July 1970. He then attended Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB, California, graduating in July 1971, and serving as a Test Pilot at Edwards from July 1971 to July 1975. Major Bridges attended Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell AFB, Alabama, from August 1975 to June 1976, and then served as program element monitor for the F-15 and A-10...

"Stall/Post-Stall/Spin Avoidance Tests of the YA-10 Aircraft," AFFTC-TR-75-30, Mark O. Schlegel and Roy D. Bridges, Jr., Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards AFB, California , September 1975

 File — Box: 6, Folder: 9
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 6
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: After returning from Vietnam, Bridges was assigned as an instructor pilot with the 3575th Pilot Training Squadron at Vance AFB, Oklahoma, from January 1969 to July 1970. He then attended Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB, California, graduating in July 1971, and serving as a Test Pilot at Edwards from July 1971 to July 1975. Major Bridges attended Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell AFB, Alabama, from August 1975 to June 1976, and then served as program element monitor for the F-15 and A-10...

"Air Force Flight Evaluation (Systems) of the A-10A Prototype Aircraft, Appendix V-Weapon Delivery," Technical Report No. 73-3, Joseph C. Orwat, Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards AFB, California , June 1973

 File — Box: 6, Folder: 11
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 8
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: After returning from Vietnam, Bridges was assigned as an instructor pilot with the 3575th Pilot Training Squadron at Vance AFB, Oklahoma, from January 1969 to July 1970. He then attended Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB, California, graduating in July 1971, and serving as a Test Pilot at Edwards from July 1971 to July 1975. Major Bridges attended Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell AFB, Alabama, from August 1975 to June 1976, and then served as program element monitor for the F-15 and A-10...

"A-10A Prototype Task II Performance and Flying Qualities Evaluation," Technical Report No. 73-7, James A. Papa, Larry D. Fortner, Allan F. Douglas, and Jack H. Markwardt, Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards AFB, California, March 1973

 File — Box: 6, Folder: 13
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 10
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: After returning from Vietnam, Bridges was assigned as an instructor pilot with the 3575th Pilot Training Squadron at Vance AFB, Oklahoma, from January 1969 to July 1970. He then attended Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB, California, graduating in July 1971, and serving as a Test Pilot at Edwards from July 1971 to July 1975. Major Bridges attended Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell AFB, Alabama, from August 1975 to June 1976, and then served as program element monitor for the F-15 and A-10...

"A9A Prototype Performance and Flying Qualities Evaluation," Technical Report 73-10, Charles Van Norman, Walter T. Jarrett, Larry D. Fortner, Richard A. Wood, Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards AFB, California, March 1973

 File — Box: 6, Folder: 14
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 11
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: After returning from Vietnam, Bridges was assigned as an instructor pilot with the 3575th Pilot Training Squadron at Vance AFB, Oklahoma, from January 1969 to July 1970. He then attended Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB, California, graduating in July 1971, and serving as a Test Pilot at Edwards from July 1971 to July 1975. Major Bridges attended Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell AFB, Alabama, from August 1975 to June 1976, and then served as program element monitor for the F-15 and A-10...

Air Force Career, 1964 - 1996

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2
Scope and Contents Major General Bridges' Air Force Career spanned thirty-one years. The nine sub-series follow his career path; F-100 pilot, 416th Tactical Fighter Squadron and Commando Sabre Operation (Misty), Phu Cat Air Base, Republic of Vietnam; Test Pilot, Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California; Astronaut Application Process and Selection; Commander, 6510th Test Wing, Edwards Air Force Base, California; Commander, Eastern Space and Missile Center, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida;...

F-100 pilot, 416th Tactical Fighter Squadron and Commando Sabre Operation (Misty), Phu Cat Air Base, Republic of Vietnam, 1968 - 2013

 Sub-Series — Box: 6
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Roy. D. Bridges was assigned to the 416th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Phu Cat Air Base, Republic of Vietnam in 1968. Between January 6 and July 14, 1968, he flew the F-100D with the 416th on close air support missions. During this time he was qualified as a flight lead and completed 149 combat missions. He volunteered to join the Commando Sabre Operation, 37th Tactical Fighter Wing, as a F-100F pilot and Forward Air Controller. Beginning on July 15, he flew 72 combat missions with Commando Sabre...

Test Pilot, Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California, 1964 - 1990

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents After returning from Vietnam, Bridges was assigned as an instructor pilot with the 3575th Pilot Training Squadron at Vance AFB, Oklahoma, from January 1969 to July 1970. He then attended Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB, California, graduating in July 1971, and serving as a Test Pilot at Edwards from July 1971 to July 1975. Major Bridges attended Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell AFB, Alabama, from August 1975 to June 1976, and then served as program element monitor for the F-15 and A-10...

Roy D. Bridges Jr. papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 6
Scope and Contents The Roy D. Bridges Jr. papers document the extensive Air Force and NASA career of Roy D. Bridges Jr.The papers include but are not limited to, artifacts, audio visual material, awards, books, briefs and records, certificates, clippings, clothing, correspondence, diaries, documents, flight logs, flight checklists and data files, along with Bridges' pilot kneeboard notes, medals, mementos, papers, photographs, scrapbooks, textbooks, research papers, and working paper...