Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

1. HOW LONG WERE THE BLUE EAGLES ACTIVE IN VIETNAM?

Five years – from October of 1965, when Blue Eagle One arrived in Vietnam to broadcast the 1965 World Series until September of 1970, when the last mission was flown.

2. HOW MANY AIRCRAFT WERE INVOLVED?

In Vietnam, four. Blue Eagle I (BUNO 131627), Blue Eagle II (BUNO 128444) Blue Eagle III (BUNO 131641) and Blue Eagle VI (BUNO 131655). All four were NC-121J Super Constellations. No one seems to know why there was a gap between Blue Eagle III and Blue Eagle VI. There were two C-118s used as temporary “test mules”, but they were never intended to be used in Vietnam and were not designated as Blue Eagles.

3. HOW MANY PEOPLE SERVED WITH PROJECT JENNY IN VIETNAM?

As of  5/8/15, a total of 303 have been identified, but the Crew List continues to grow as more members are remembered and added. This list is a community project – anyone who knows of someone not on the list or listed with incorrect information should let us know, and we’ll correct the problem ASAP.

4. WERE ANY POSITIONS MORE IMPORTANT THAN OTHERS?

In a word, NO. From the lowest rated enlisted man to the highest ranked officer, we all played a very important part in the overall mission. If the ground crew didn’t keep the planes flying, there would be no mission. If there were no pilots to fly the plane, there would be no mission. If there were no “backenders” to broadcast the programs, there would be no mission, and so on.

5. The Squadron names are confusing, what's up with that?

When the squadron was first established, it was named OASU (Oceanic Air Survey Unit). In July of 1967, it was renamed VX-8, and In January of 1969 it was renamed VXN-8. Det Westpac (Western Pacific Detachment) and Det Danang (a sub-detachment of Det Westpac) were the detachments that constituted the Project Jenny project within OASU/VX8/VXN-8. Project Jenny was a CNO (Chief of Naval Operations) Project. Project Jenny accounted for about half of the personnel and aircraft in the squadron until the project was disestablished. Until that time, the squadron was called the "Blue Eagle Squadron". After Project Jenny, the squadron was reduced in size and called the "World Travelers". Still confused? Maybe reading the articles or Chronological History of Project Jenny will help.

6. HOW CAN I REACH YOU GUYS IF I HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU?

Click on the Contacts link on the bottom of the page (the same place you found this page!) and you'll see the contact information for Jim Hicks and Dennis Bourn, the Administrators of this website.

7. COULD YOU GUYS USE ANY MORE PHOTOS, STORIES, OR INFORMATION FOR THE SITE?

HELL YES! We'll consider adding anything you throw our way! As a matter of fact, the site is put together using photos, stories and information from numerous members, and it wouldn't be what it is today without their contributions.

8. CAN I SUGGEST CHANGES OR ADDITIONS THAT MIGHT MAKE THE SITE MORE INTERESTING?

OF COURSE! We'd be glad to hear from you.

9. IS THE BLUE EAGLES OF VIETNAM WEBSITE FOR PROFIT?

Absolutely not! We do ask for donations if you are willing to help, but it's not mandatory. The site has been built by the current sponsors (Dennis and Jim), and the first year's web hosting and applications purchased by them as well. Any and all donations will go to add to the site hosting fees to keep it active into the future. We MAY sell T-shirts, Cups, etc. in the future, but all profits will go into the hosting fund to ensure we stay "On The Air".

10. IS THERE ALSO A FACEBOOK PAGE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS WEBSITE?

Yes, there is. Just click on the FaceBook logo at the bottom right of any page, and you'll be taken right to it.