Seeking to move intelligence directly to the cockpit, in February 1953 the USAFSS installed a COMINT collection position on a C-47 airborne tactical air control center
. (37) In the beginning, "Mosquito Mellow," as it became known, passed messages among tactical air control parties, airborne controllers, fighter-bombers, and the ground control station.
During the Vietnam War, up to six of these centers supported the American and Vietnamese corps, each working directly for the 7th Air Force Tactical Air Control Center
collocated with the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam.
Richard Horner permitted Chief Burton to record on audiotape his daily remarks to his staff in the Tactical Air Control Center
(TACC), Jamieson was able to use transcripts of these comments and other TACC materials.