Welcome to the Blue Eagle Nest

Blue Eagle I
photo courtesy of PHCS Mahlon Miller USN - Fleet Imaging Command Pacific

To the amazing Blue Eagle Crews and the History they made

In October 1965, a US Navy aircraft equipped as an airborne broadcast station performed an airborne radio relay broadcast of the World Series over South Vietnam becoming the worlds first operational airborne broadcast station. In February of 1966, television arrived on the scene in South Vietnam and another new page went into the broadcasting history book. TV shows were broadcast on Channel 11 for AFVN (the American Forces Vietnam Network), and on Channel 9 for THVN TV (the official station of the Republic of Vietnam). TV was broadcast from U.S. Navy NC-121J (Super Constellation) aircraft. These aircraft were known as Blue Eagles and operated as Project Jenny. The aircraft were assigned to the U.S. Navy aviation squadron VXN-8 (originally OASU) home based at the Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, Md. Two Blue Eagle aircraft were based at Tan Son Nhut AB in Saigon to provide TV broadcast services for AFVN and THVN. A third aircraft was based at DaNang AB to provide airborne PSYOPS radio broadcast services for MACV-SOG. This web page is dedicated to the guys who designed, built and flew those Blue Eagle aircraft from 1965 to 1970 and to Captain George Dixon USN (deceased), the founding father of Project Jenny.

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Blue Eagle Video
Project Jenny History
Photo Gallery
Published Articles
Aircraft Information
Crew List
Medals/Ribbons Earned
Squadron Patches
Related Web Links

This web page is in the early stages. If anyone has any additions or corrections, please contact Steve "Robbie" Robbins RMC(AC), USNR, Ret. (Project Jenny 1965 thru 1969).

NOTICE TO ALL BLUE EAGLE CREWMEMBERS AND FAMILY MEMBERS OF THOSE VETS. If you would like to establish and/or maintain easy contact with many of the great guys who served with Project Jenny flying the Blue Eagle aircraft please join the List Serv email group below. Just enter your email address below and follow the instructions. If anyone has any problems signing on, please contact the webmaster (Steve Robbins) with the link provided above and I can assist you.

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Last Update 26 Mar 03 SJR