MUSEUM DUNIA MAYA DR IWAN S.
Dr IWAN ‘S CYBERMUSEUM
THE FIRST INDONESIAN CYBERMUSEUM
MUSEUM DUNIA MAYA PERTAMA DI INDONESIA
DALAM PROSES UNTUK MENDAPATKAN SERTIFIKAT MURI
PENDIRI DAN PENEMU IDE
Dr IWAN SUWANDY, MHA
WELCOME TO THE MAIN HALL OF FREEDOM
SELAMAT DATANG DI GEDUNG UTAMA “MERDEKA
The Driwan’s Cybermuseum
(Museum Duniamaya Dr Iwan)
(Driwan Vietnam War Cybermuseum)Showcase:
The Vietnam War Document
and Postal History
c) AVRN and USarmy vs Vietcong in 1966
(1) Backbone of Airlift is a group of less than 250 four engine Lockheed C-130 transport and twin engine Fairchild C-130’s. These are supplemented by a smaller number od de Haviland VC-2 Caribou which were transferred from the Air Force in this year.(D)
The receipt of Bien-Lai Tien(future purchase?) Muon Pho-Cholon (chinese area Saigon) 991$10 , tien thue pho 900$ and tien thue 1.2% ,tue cong ve rac 81& With revenue Vietnam Cong Hoa Con Niem 2$00.
(The earliest VCH-Con Niem revenue collection for future purchase added for credit interest and country?,please comment–auth)
(3) January,31th. 1966
Johnson resumes Bombing.
2) February 1966
Koan tra tien muon dat a duong (Land tax) recieved with sugar cane vietnam conghoa revenue.( Ihave the same document fromMarch to Dec 1966)
Johnson and South Vietnam leaders issue a communique, in Honolulu , emphazing need for pacification in Soutrh Vietnam(D)
(2)February 24, 1966
(The body of a Viet Cong soldier is dragged behind an armored vehicle en route to a burial site after fierce fighting on February 24, 1966.)
3) March 1966
(1)March 4-8, 1966
(Wounded grunts of India 3/7 during Operation Utah)
Buddhist demonstrators against Saigon regime in Hue and Danang(D)
4) April 1966
(1) May,23th 1966
Government troops take over Danang (D)
(2).May 24, 1966
Trung Hoc Tu Thuc Cong Hoa HO-CHI document with local revenue bold 1966 surcharge.
A Complete document “Giao Keo” Saigon Thuy cuc with South Vietnam green 30 Dong revenue with red double circle Saigon Thuy Duc stamped date 14.6.1966 and Stamps 2 dong with Postal Circulair Date stamped Saigon-cholon 15.10.1966, rare combination never report before (OD&PH)
(Hue imperial citadel from the air)
Government troops take over Hue(D)
(3) June,29th. 1966
American aircraft bomb oil depots near Hanoi and Haiphong (D)
(a) August ,1st.1966
Three types Local surcharge 1966 saigon revenue on Trich Luc Bo Khai Sanh (Birth Cewrtificate) bold shift,bold and thin surcharge.
On 18 August 1966 D Company of 6RAR was patrolling in the area of the Long Tan rubber plantation when, at about 3.15pm, the lead platoon (11 Platoon, commanded by 2Lt Gordon Sharp, a national serviceman) encountered a small group of Viet Cong who fled leaving one of their number killed by the Australians. The aggressive patrolling continued until, at about 4.08pm, the main body of the Viet Cong 275 Regiment was encountered. The Viet Cong attacked vigorously with mortars, rifle and machine gun fire.
In pouring rain, the Australians returned fire with platoon weapons and artillery which was firing from the Nui Dat base, some five kilometres to the west. Close air support was also called for but couldn’t be used because the target was unable to be identified accurately in the conditions.
At 5pm D Company’s commander, Major Harry Smith, radioed for ammunition resupply. Two RAAF Iroquois helicopters which happened to be at Nui Dat to transport a concert party were tasked and flew at tree top level into the battle area where they successfully delivered the sorely needed boxes of ammunition.
The combination of aggressive fire from D Company soldiers plus devastating artillery fire from Nui Dat had swung the battle in the Australians’ favour but the Viet Cong continued to manoeuvre to gain the upper hand. Meanwhile, A Company of 6RAR had been ordered to move to the support of the beleaguered D Company.
They did so mounted in armoured personnel carriers from 1st APC Squadron which forded a flooded stream and then shortly afterward encountered a substantial enemy force. 2 Platoon of A Company dismounted and advanced on the enemy who fled.
Although the Viet Cong could still be seen massing in failing light at 6.55pm as the relief force arrived in the D Company area, the enemy force melted away as darkness descended. The battle of Long Tan was over.
The Australians consolidated their position for the night and then commenced evacuation of their wounded using the lights from APCs to guide in helicopters. During the night the Viet Cong cleared many of their wounded and dead from the battle field. A number of the wounded Australians lay there all through the long terrifying night, as the Viet Cong moved around them.
Morning revealed that the Viet Cong force, estimated at 2,500, had been badly mauled. 245 Viet Cong bodies were found in the battle area. It was apparent that the Viet Cong commanders had failed to appreciate the effectiveness of artillery fire and had paid dearly as a result.
The Australians had lost 18 killed, 17 from D Company (including the young platoon commander of 11 platoon) and one from 1st APC Squadron, and 24 wounded.
Airmail Cover with letter inside,send from Truong Dai Hoi Qui Nhon to Saigon with olympic and flower stamp rarte 4 dong.
9) September 1966
(1) France President calls American withdrawal from vietnam during his visiting Cambodia.(D)
(2)September 15, 1966
(3) September,25th 1966
FREE POSTALLY USED COVER FROM MILITARY ACADEMY/ARMED FORCE TRANING SCHOOL NATHRANG KBC 4311 red airmail COVER from Hop TD-894 (cann’t identified), TO So 1/TR 16/lg 4 Nho caiu trao cho me Saigon.This letter was send via the landing ship,look the picture below.
And the vintage photo of Nha Trang HQ 505 LST (landing ship Transport )-Phillipine navy , on the back of photo hand written “ Ky niem ngay uo ki he 56 Doa Nu trah quoc gia Su Phan Nha Trang”
Nhatrang military cover Hop TD 894 KBC 4311with Quan Buu M1(Military Post) Stamp without nominal with not clear CDS of Nha Trang , not clear red double circle official Stamped to Saigon .
(The earliest postally used Military stamps type M1 during the Vietnam liberation War ,rare postal history-auth)
Inside the covers the letter :
Nha Trang 26/9.66
Kinh anh !
Den hom nay mia la con 12 ngay se mau khoa.
Em thu cho anh hay. “Heart picture” Ngoai Hue, neu anh thi ten nha t hang thinh (ban em) choi thang ay choi dep lam.
Anh dten do choi va co the nho nha no nan com hoai lai dto a nha khoi muon nha.
No co thu cho em. Anh co gap no bao no lai em co loi hoi ho tham no .
Thu anh vai hang, xin tam but Chine anh vui may mau.
Em via Dah.
TB. Dia chauc thinh, Lunchi thinh 82 Chi Long Hue.(OD&PH)
Civil postally used cover with Thw Thao The Duc olympic 1 d and flower 3d stamps (rate 4d) send from Qui Nhon to Saigon, CDS Quinon-vietnam (not clear) 15.9.1966. The letter inside:
Qui Nhon 22.9.1966
Moi nam gio sang anh da thuec day roi. Thoi guen anh tap dtuoc trong nhung ngay o’ Saigon. Giaa phut nay thuc en hay un ngu trong chau an? Troi Saigon dta lanh tro em ? han em dtang no nhung giao modtep.
Em oi! Em mo thy gi? Anh, Nghi rang ting yeu cua chung ta chua dtu dte? Anh nghi? Rang tinh yeu cua chung ta chua dtu dte dti vao nhung gioi ngu than tum ma em tinh yeu cua anh chua dtu manh di chiem tran vin long un? Chung co lo tu hem anh roi ra dten Zui nhon dten nay, anh dta goi dten em toi da thu thu tu,trong khi dto anh chi ? nhon cua em co mat. Mat la thu trang gan thang ! Anh truong thu chuoc dtuoc tinh trang dto. Tinh yeu dtang dtot chay long anh, em but chung ? Anh nho em Kinh phung guea Khung canh vang ve cua in ro trong tins anh. Anh khao khat duoc gap em,dtuoc nhin tan mat em cuoi va nhat la anh muon hon em.
Em yeu mui ,anh lai nho dten truoc phi mot troi dti vao chan nui,………………..etc……………………………………………
(very long latter, if someone will tranlate I will put all letter in the blog, many “Anh” what the meaning ?-auth)
Hay viet tha cho anh den nhe ! Vieyt that nhieu vao ! Bao nhien l oi em Viet anh cam thay van Chua dtu. Sap dten gio anh phai dte rua mat dte xuong van phong. Ban ngay anh ban lo cho hoc ninh dten bu dtau , Theo sau so noi nhien hon.
Hon Em !
(3) September,29th 1966
The vietnamese letter from Phu Nhuan Thu nan :
Phu Nhuan Thu Nam ngay 29.9.66
Anh ve Saigon nhi phepgiao hi 12.9.66
Vi han mot tuyen, nam moi viet Pho Hong duoi.
Da loi khay nhem duoi thi ji cua Hong ca ? ca le doi Hong da co 1 lei gi doi thang….Du sao di nua, Hong vuong nen cho anh biet vien co.
Thai Hong da nhen duin the ma anh canh dau may thang ?
Hong ha hoi mien gap cho anh yoy Ichi nhan duoi thu nay de anh yen lan.
Ve Saigon buon nhien va mat ly do phai nan Li that nghiep chua biet lan hay hoc nen thong di dai la toi anh tua.
Hong va manh vi vau di lau nha thung Le lho anh gie than ha vo ca gia guyen.
Doi Thi? 369 Truong Lai Bien 369
Phu nhuan saigon.
(10) October 1966
(1)American and South Vietnamese leaders conclude conference in Manila. American troops strength in Vietnam reaches nearly 400.000 by year-end(D)
(2) October ,7th.1966
The Vietnamese letter used official sheet :
Viet-Nam Cong Hoa
Bo Noi Thu 7-10-66
Em moi lan doc thu A H thay an han vo coy voidto! An han vi H ma chan thu di phai nhien phai tranh hon troy dtoi A A cu tranh h hua Ha , hon phan them nhan h im nhan loi tat ca loi lam noi guan troy lam vi H o biet lam vui loy A ma o biet chup them nhien son lai dty len di soi hy dtui dta cho them truong Anh biet vi sao o vi H soisy dthuy dti gua rui ong thien tra ma H …..etc………(very long and bad written latter, what the meaning of “Biet” –auth)
(It was during the battle of Mutter’s Ridge that photographer Larry Burroughs took this picture, of the most famous of the Vietnam War)
Once adossier became large or convincing enough, the individual would be targeted for arrest by the Vietnamese Police, the military, or one of the provincial reconnais unit (PRU).
Phung Hoang had its origin in November 1966 when the Vietnam Stasion, MACV J-2, and the Vietnamese National Police cooperated to form a combined intelligence staff called CT-4. Its mission was to identification and neutralization of the Vietcong infrastructure in MR-4, which at thzattime corresponded roughlyto Gia Dinh Province plus the Saigon-Cholon metropolitan area.
(Bob Hope’s tour, christmas 1966, here at Qui Nonh
(VC ammos found after the Dec. 4 attack)