The Blue Eagles of Vietnam
This website is dedicated to the officers and enlisted men involved in a special unit called Project Jenny that became the world’s first military provider of airborne broadcast radio and television services.
The missions, flown by the Western Pacific Detachment of U.S. Navy Squadron VXN-8, Supported both the Armed Forces Vietnam (AFVN) radio and television network and Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV) by broadcasting entertainment and news to the allied troops and psychological warfare (PSYOPS) content to the people of Vietnam. The missions were flown in specially modified Lockheed NC-121J Super Constellation aircraft based at Tan Son Nhut Airbase near Saigon in the south and Danang Airbase near Danang in the north.
Project Jenny existed for five years, long enough for AFVN and the Government of the Republic of Vietnam to build ground based radio and television stations, at which time the airborne broadcast missions were no longer required.
Project jenny was disbanded in 1970, and the equipment was removed and the aircraft were sent to Davis-Monthan AFB outside Tucson, AZ to be dismantled in 1971.
Welcome to the Blue eagles of Vietnam website - We hope you enjoy reading about this important part of the war in Vietnam! We also hope you'll sign our guestbook - the link is at the bottom of each page.
Links To Related Sites
- Glossary of Terms from the Vietnam War
- The History Of The Vietnam War
- Who Lost The War? And Why?
- AFVN - American Forces Vietnam Network
- Chieu Hoi Program - Psychological Operations
- VP Navy - VXN-8 Page
- The Blue Eagle Nest (RM1 Steve Robbins' Original Web Page RIP, Robbie.....)
- Tan Son Nhut Air Base (Wikipedia)
- After Action Report: Battle at Tan Son Nhut AB during Tet Offensive
- Cam Ranh Bay (Wikipedia)
- Danang Air Base (Wikipedia)
- Lockheed L-1049 Constellation (Wikipedia)
- The First Air Force One (Video)
- Wright R-3350 Cyclone Engine (Wikipedia)
- Navy Squadron Designations
- The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Page
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund - Founders Of The Wall
- I signed The Flag Page (John Roberts)
- A Soldier's Pledge (YouTube Video)
- U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)