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Captain Donald E. Born collection

 Collection — Folder: S2850
Identifier: S2850

Scope and Contents

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:

1987 - 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.

n.d. - Comparison of specifications of air born warning control systems past and present.

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


  • 1987-1998

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Captain Donald E. Born of Indianapolis, Indiana 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.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Jennie Born on 1998/09.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 1998/09 by Jill Costill. EAD finding aid created in 1998/09 by Jill Costill. EAD finding aid updated 2015/11/13 by Edythe Huffman.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.