Richard Rash Color Slide Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1989.0131
Creators:
Rash, Richard
Dates:
[ca. 1949-1960s]
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.1 Cubic feet
(10 slide boxes)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of 187 color slides documenting Rash's military career and his tours in China, Korea, and Viet Nam. The collection is divided into the following series: China, 1947-1948; USA 1948-1949; Korea, 1952-1954; Vietnam, 1966; and Vietnam 1968-69. Marine Corps aircraft are represented.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Richard Rash was a Marine Corps aviator who flew in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. During World War II, Rash flew Grumman F4F Wildcats and Corsairs, as he accompanied dive bombers and torpedo bombers on their missions. After World War II, Rash opted for duty in China, and reported to VMF-211. His tour of China ended with the Communist takeover in 1949. He then went on several tours of duty in Southern Europe and the Mediterranean, including service in Greece, Turkey, Spain, and Italy. Subsequently, Rash was called to duty in the Korean war, and later the Vietnam war, before retiring in 1973. During the Korean and Vietnam eras, he flew the following aircraft: North American Sabre F-86, Grumman F9F-5, McDonnell F2H-2, North American FJ-2; Grumman F8F-8, Douglas AD, and Beechcraft SNB.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
John Fry, gift, 1989, 1989-0131, NASM

General
General
Other material: One copy of the "Pacific Beach Historical Society Newsletter," which includes a biography of Rash.
General
NASMrev

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

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Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Grumman F4F Wildcat Family Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vought F4U Corsair Family Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grumman F9F-5 Panther Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
North American FJ-2 Fury (NA-181) Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Douglas AD (A-1, BT2D) Skyraider Family Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Beech SNB Family Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grumman F9F-8 (F-9J) Cougar Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Aerial operations Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Military Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Air pilots Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fighter pilots Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McDonnell F2H-2 Banshee Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
North American F-86 Sabre Family Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Color slides Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newsletters Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rash, Richard Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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