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Vietnam: Chief of Naval Operations

Flag Plot Office

Dates: 1959-1973

Collection Number: AR/324 (Formerly COLL/20)

Finding Aid (PDF, 279 KB)


Scope and Content

This collection contains record culled from the area files of the Chief of Naval Operations Flag Plot Office.  The bulk of the records relate to naval operations in the South Asia Theater and the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam).  The principal topic of the collection is military operations in the Southeast Asian Theater. The majority of the records were created during the height of direct United States military operations in the Republic of Vietnam. Portions of the collection relate specifically to other areas of Southeast Asia, Korea and U.S. military operations world-wide.  


Series #                                   Series Title

I                                               Top Secret Message Files, 1965 – 1967 (Box 1-31)

II                                             YANKEE TEAM Operations, 1965 – 1968 (Box 32-113)

III                                            Air Operations Subject Files, 1964 – 1967 (Box 114-24)

IV                                            Aerial mining, 1967 – 1968 (Box 125-127)

V                                             Surface Warfare, 1965 – 1968 (Box 128-141)

VI                                            MARKET TIME/GAME WARDEN/Mobile Riverine Force,

                                                1965 –1968 (Box 142-158)

VII                                          Foreign Relations (Box 158-180)

VIII                                         Subject Files (Box 181-222)


Open to the public but many records remain classified or are awaiting a “referral review by other agencies”.


The collection had an initial “Declassification Review” followed by an OSD/EUCOM in 2003 and Kyl-Lott review in 2007-2008. Many of the records remain classified or have been referred to other agencies for final review.

Published: Wed Jul 19 09:22:47 EDT 2023