Virginia Emily Deinert
In his January 24, 2018 interview with Emily Deinert, Gene Driver discusses his career in the Air Force – he served during the Cold War and the Vietnam War. During the Cold War, he was loaned out to the CIA and worked in Area 51 with an alias doing research with the spy planes. He discusses who else worked in Area 51 with him (he knows only aliases), and why they were chosen to work on this secret project. Driver then talks about when he was sent to Vietnam in 1967, and describes the mortar attacks on the air force base at which he was stationed and how he earned a bronze star with the “V” device.
Driver, Gene, 2018
Veterans History Project
Veterans History Project, Vietnam War
Vietnam, Cold War, Veterans History Project, CIA, Air Force
Driver, Julius Eugene, "Interview with Eugene 'Gene' Driver" (2018). Browse All Oral History Interviews. Driver, Gene, 2018.
LC Subject Headings
United States. Air Force, Cold War, Vietnam War, 1961-1975, United States. Central Intelligence Agency, Area 51 (Nev.)