Cadou, John E 1982-09-23

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John Cadou discusses his military career and experience during the Vietnam War.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: John Cadou

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Date: September 23, 1982

Location: TCI

Interviewer: Mark Wells

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Cadou, John Edward, b: January 28, 1930, Reasons for joining Air Force, Solo flight, August 3, 1946, Piper J-3 airplane, R. O. T. C., Indiana University, Budgets, Responsibilities of wing commander, Vietnam experience, Volunteered, Availability of fighters, To DaNang, Concerns about combat, Family, 390th fighter squadron, Sister squadrons, F-4s, Discontentment of pilots in back seat, Squadron commander, "Fragging", Combat missions, Planning, Diversions, Losses, Search and Rescue, Personal feelings about justification, War handled wrong, Winnable, Problems with clearance to fight, Advice to junior officers, Pentagon duty after Vietnam, Careerism in Vietnam, Training between World War II and today, Feelings relative to career choice

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1930-1982

Bulk Dates: 1946-1975

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