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Ainsley Thomas Neiss Collection

Ainsley Thomas Neiss Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
Ainsley Thomas Neiss
State of Birth:
MN
Home State:
FL
Gender
Male
Race
White

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1942-1950
Entrance into Service
Commissioned
Branch of Service
Army Air Forces/Corps
Unit of Service
885th Bomb Squadron; 2641st Special Group (Provisional)
Location of Service
Cerignola, Italy; Leghorn, Italy
Highest Rank
Colonel
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran served as a B-24 bomber pilot.

War or Conflict
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1950-1974
Entrance into Service
Commissioned
Branch of Service
Air Force
Unit of Service
4th Commando Squadron; 36th Troop Carrier Squadron; Special Air Missions Squadron
Location of Service
Bien Hoa, Vietnam; Saigon, Vietnam; Phan Rang, Vietnam; Binh Thuy, Vietnam; Wiesbaden, Germany; Greenville, South Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee; Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia; Washington, DC; Montgomery, Alabama; Istanbul, Turkey
Battles/Campaigns
Tet Offensive
Highest Rank
Colonel
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran served as a pilot for a Douglas AC-47 Spooky (Puff the Magic Dragon).

View Digital CollectionCollection Information

Type of Resource:
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Reference copy
Interviewer:
Carolyn Ketchel
Interviewer:
Trey Petermann
Contributor:
Caroline Maney
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Daughters of the American Revolution, Choctawhatchee Bay Chapter, Florida
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/92388
Subjects:
Neiss, Ainsley Thomas
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army Air Forces/Corps.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal Narratives
United States. Air Force.
Cite as:
Ainsley Thomas Neiss Collection
(AFC/2001/001/92388), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2022-04-18
 

 

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