Capt. Donald E. Born
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Processed by: Jill Costill, September 1998

Biographical Note:

 Captain Donald E. Born of Indianapolis was a pilot in the Vietnam War.  He flew a Lockheed 53-555 aircraft nicknamed, “Triple Nickel” and on August 9, 1998, he gave a presentation to the Indianapolis Aero Club about his experiences during the war flying this aircraft.  The “Triple Nickel” is on display at the United States Air Force Museum at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection includes an outline of the presentation Capt. Born gave to the Indianapolis Aero Club in 1998 and an article he wrote for the U.S. Air Force Museum Friends Bulletin in 1987.  Also included is miscellaneous information regarding the “Triple Nickel” and similar aircraft.

Item Listing:


Article, “‘Triple Nickel’ and ‘College Eye’” by Capt. Donald E. Born.  Published in the United States Air Force Museum’s Friends Bulletin”, Vol. 10, No. 4, Winter 1987-1988.

9 Aug. 1998

Advertising flyer for presentation at the Indianapolis Aero Club by Capt. Donald Born


Comparison of specifications of air born warning control systems past and present


Outline of presentation titled, “College Eye Mission” given by Capt. Donald Born

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

1 folder

Collection Dates:



Jennie Born, Sept. 1998



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