Interview of USAF Lt. Col. Joseph M Valenti about C-5A Airlift at U-Tapao Royal Thai Navy Airfield,Thailand.
Thailand Date:1972, August 29 Duration:2 min 9 sec Sound:Yes
U-Tapao Royal Thai Navy Airfield, Thailand. Lieutenant Colonel Joseph M Valenti, Commander of the 618th Military Airlift Support Squadron, is asked about U.S. Air Force Airlift operations. He is seated in an easy chair, with a photograph of a C-5 aircraft on the wall behind him. The Colonel speaks about the C-5 as part of the Air Force strategic airlift fleet comprising C-5s, C-141s and the CRAF (Civil Reserve Airlift Fleet). Asked about the impact of the C-5, he mentions the variety of military equipment it is capable of carrying worldwide. He mentions how C-5s and C-141 aircraft were able to move a complete U.S. Air Force Tactical Fighter Wing to Thailand in 9 days.He contrasts that to more than a month required for a similar move during the Korean war.
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