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Helicopter War

Learn To Fly

Helicopter Lessons

Flying helicopters is one of the coolest experiences you can ever have. I truly felt like a bird the first time I was in a helicopter and I just knew right then and there that I needed to learn to fly one.

Casper Aviation Platoon

Casper Aviation Platoon was the only separate aviation platoon in the United States Army during the Vietnam war.  Casper was organized with the 173d Airborne Brigade on Okinawa in 1963 and arrived in country with the Brigade on May 5, 1965 becoming the first United States Army ground unit committed to the Vietnam War. Casper supported the Brigade until they all left the Republic of Vietnam in August 1971.

Bruce "Snake" Crandall

Citizen, Soldier, Leader, Pilot, Ace, Hero, Husband, Athlete, Comedian, Celebrity

This site  created as a surprise with love and pride for our
father-- Fathers Day 2001


U.S. Army Attack Helicopters

Welcome to the home page of Attack Helicopter Crew Chief / Photographer Butch Lottman
The intent of this site is for educational and Links         to very interesting people I have come to know in the      field of Army Aviation. Thank you for visiting

Vietnam Helicopter Pilot Association

To enhance and accredit the cohesiveness, esprit
de corps, and traditions of valor of rotary wing aircrews that flew in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam Era

  • USMC/Vietnam Helicopter Association

    During the Vietnam War from 1962 to 1975, helicopter crews were able to locate their fellow Marines on the ground by asking them to "pop a smoke" in the landing zone
  • Vietnam Helicopter Flight Crew Network The Vietnam Helicopter Flight Crew Network (VHFCN)is a non profit veterans organization dedicated to the fulfillment of the following purposes: To provide a forum for recreational communications amongst a fraternity of aircrew members who served in Vietnam during the period 1961-75. Topics cover the entire spectrum from Vietnam to reunions and everything in between

    Jolly Green Association
    Fighter pilots have no fear. Jolly Green Giants are always near. Jolly Green Giants are always near

  • The DUSTOFF Association

    The DUSTOFF Association is a nonprofit organization for Army Medical Department enlisted and officer personnel, aviation crewmembers, and others who are (or ever were) engaged in (or actively supported in any capacity) Army aeromedical evacuation programs in war or peace.

  • 25th. Aviation Battalion

    This page is in honor of the many sacrifices the men of the Diamondheads and Little Bears made. Many made the ultimate sacrifice. For those this page is my way of saying thank you, for a job well done. For everyone else and the many heroic deeds they did, this is my way of giving to those who gave so much for me. Maybe it will serve as a gathering place for remembrances that in some way will help the healing process.  

  • Chinook Crews
    Looking for a crewmember you were stationed with years ago? This is the place to look!! A place where all past and present Hookers, pilots, flight engineers, crew chiefs, mechanics, TIs, & allied shops folks, can leave a current address where they can be contacted by other members of the "family".

114th Assault Helicopter Company 
The company was based at Vinh Long Air Field, Republic of South Vietnam from May 1963 to February 1972. During the nine years in Vietnam, the 114th Assault Helicopter Company (AHC) participated in 16 combat campaigns and was presented with 8 unit citations. 

116th Assault Helicopter Company 
The 116th Aviation Company was formed at Fort Bragg NC in July of 1965. In September they departed for Vietnam arriving at Cam Ranh Bay on October 18, 1965. The Hornets joined the 11th Combat Aviation Battalion at Phu Loi on November 9, 1965. The 116th first combat missions were flown on December 7, 1965 near Phouc Vinh in support of the 1st Infantry Division. 

117th Assault Helicopter Company
Throughout the Vietnam War, the 117th AHC provided support in II, III and IV Corps.  Proving their mettle, the 117th completed more Special Operations missions than any other helicopter unit in Vietnam.  The men of the 117th, flew with honor and pride into places like Tay Ninh, Dau Tieng, Bien Hoa, Bearcat, Dalat, Tuy Hoa, Qui Non, Pleiku, Kontum, Dong Ba Thin, Phan Rang, Long Binh, Phan Thiet, Tay Ninh, Ninh Hoa, Can To, Song Be, Dong Tam, Tan An, Rach Kien, Bao Loc and many, many more.

118th Assault Helicopter Company
Fully operational as an assault helicopter company in July 1963, the Thunderbirds chalked up an impressive record of combat assaults during their first month of operation, without the benefit of an armed helicopter platoon.

119th Assault Helicopter Company

120st Assault Helicopter Company  

The following pages contain photos of the razorback helicopters. These are just a few of the many photos that I took while in Vietnam.The gunships were used for escorting other helicopters that carried troops into dangerous areas and provide protection for them. They were also used to help protect outposts when they were being attacked by the enemy.

121st Assault Helicopter Company Association
The purpose of this site is to enhance and accredit  the cohesiveness, esprit de corps and triditions  of valor of all those  Vietnam.

128th Assault Helicopter Company  
We remaining members of the Tomahawks, will always remember our fallen brothers,  
as the young warriors they were! 

May God bless them all

 129th Assault Helicopter Company
Thanks for visiting the site. If your interests are in the 129th, it is our hope that this site will become your spot for what is happening with the followers of the company and it's past.

134th Assault Helicopter Company

Then and now.  Lots of pictures. Great Stuff.

135th Assault Helicopter Company
The 135th Assault Helicopter Company was organized at Fort Hood, Texas on 1 February 1967. In October 1967 the unit deployed to Vung Tau, Republic of Vietnam. At the time of deployment, the Australian Government dispatched a Navy Helicopter flight to Vietnam consisting of eleven officers and thirty-six enlistedmen.  The Australian flight was assigned to the 135th, and the unit became known as an "Experimental Military Unit"

155th Assault Helicopter Company
The 155th AHC Association provides a quarterly newsletter, reunion information and help in locating members. The association is open to former members of the 155th AHC, all attached units, anyone assigned to Camp Coryell, and all family and friends.

161st Assault Helicopter Company
f you came to this website looking for the 123rd Aviation Battalion of the AMERICAL Division, then this is a good place to start.  The 161st AHC was reorganized into the 123rd AHB, and this site contains information and images during that transition period in early 1968.

170th Assault Helicopter Company 
The 170th Aviation Company (Light Airmobile) was activated September 1, 1965 at Fort Bennning Georgia under TOE1-77E (augmented)
by General Order 264, Third Army Headquarters dated August 25, 1965. It consisted of a headquarters section, and armed flight platoon
with eight (8) UH-1B helicopters, two flight lift platoons with twenty (20) UH-1D troop carriers (slicks) and a service platoon.
The 405th Transportation Detachment (TC), 448th Signal Detachment (SD), and the 755th Medical Detachment (MD) were attached. 173rd Assault Helicopter Company 
A web site that shares the emotional and spiritual experiences of the Vietnam War through poetry, stories, and photos by combat veterans.

178th ASHC and 400 TC Company
The members of the 178th ASHC operated and maintained the Boeing Vertol CH-47 Chinook medium lift
helicopter in the Republic of Vietnam from 1966 until 1972. This site is dedicated to the men who served
in the Boxcars and especially those who lost their lives in service their country
180th Assault Support Company  

This site is dedicated to WO1 Ronald Jansinski, KIA, 1971.  I am looking for additional information about the 180th ASHC.  I served as Big Windy 18, from 1970-1971.  It was my second tour and I served as one of the Maintenance Officers.  I was a CW2 then. The 180th ASHC was located at Phu Hiep when I first arrived, but was later transferred to Tuy Hoa AFB.

187th Assault Helicopter Company
This site is dedicated to all the men of the Blackhawks, Crusaders, Rat Pack and all of the supporting units of the 187th Assault Helicopter Company.

188th Assault Helicopter Company
189th AHC & 604th Trans. Det.  

191st Assault Helicopter Company

Boomerangs and Bounty Hunters
This site is dedicated to the Members of the 191st Assault Helicopter Company in Viet Nam. Those who survived, and especially those that perished. We all gave something, but some gave everythin/bg.

192nd Assault Helicopter Company
Polecat and Tiger Shark were the radio call signs of the Huey slicks and gunships of the 192nd Assault Helicopter Company, 10th Combat Aviation Battalion, First Aviation Brigade, US Army, during the Vietnam War.

192nd Assault Helicopter Company 
If you were a member of the 192nd AHC and served in any capacity... we want to hear from YOU.

213th Assault Support Helicopter Company(Numba2) 
Welcome to the official 213th Assault Support Helicopter Company Black Cat Alumni Association  - a Non-Profit organization whose purpose is to provide brotherhood and remembrance of the Vietnam Veterans that never returned.

227th Company A,  Assault Helicopter Battalion,
1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile)

A/227 was a helicopter "slick" company - troop carrying helicopters were called "slicks" because they had little armament which differentiated them from armed helicopters or "guns". Each unit had their own callsign for identification over the radio. The callsign for A/227 was "Chickenman". This callsign would identify individuals or aircraft as belonging to A/227. The callsign was a source of pride and honor - and humor if you remember the radio serial broadcast in 1968 about the adventures of Benton Harbor AKA Chickenman - the great white winged warrior.

238th Aerial Weapons Company : 238th AWC 'Gunrunners'
The 238th Aerial Weapons Company served in Viet Nam as part of the 1st Aviation Brigade. During most of that time, it was stationed at Phu Hiep, near the air base at Tuy Hoa or on the airbase. The unit was an all gunship company and was normally assigned as general support for II Corps. During early 1971, the unit was moved to Dong Ha, near the DMZ, and took part in the Lam Son 719 operations in Laos. The four "flashes" around the outside of the patch indicate the areas the unit operated in. II Corps, our normal operations area, Cambodia, during early 1970 when U.S. units went into Cambodia near Plieku, I Corps during the lead up to Lam Son 719, and Laos during that operation. All of those operations were flown in the "Bravo" and "Charlie" model Huey gunship. In mid 1971, the unit converted to the AH1G Cobra, and flew that aircraft until it was withdrawn.
Can you help in finding Awishes and Jeminize from the 134th ? I stood gaurd with them a few times even though i was from the 238th.(awc) I wish we could have all stayed in Phu Hiep, Take care.....SELANDER

To contact Selander     Email Bob @ Vetshome   

240th Assault Helicopter Company
Greyhounds, Mad Dogs and Kennel Keeper

I would like to dedicate this site, the 240th Assault Helicopter Company Flight Line, to all the members and their families for being supportive in preserving the memories and sacrifices that this unit sustained. I am also thankful for the camaraderie, brotherhood and caring we, as members, have for each other.

 242nd Assault Support Helicopter Company

281st Assault Helicopter Company   
This website is a labor of love not paid for by any organization but totally dedicated to the memory of who we were and what we accomplished in support of freedom, as well as the memory of all Intruders living and dead.

282nd Assault Helicopter Company

335th Assault Helicopter Company 
The combat helicopter units serving in South Vietnam know as the Cowboys were U.S. Army aviators of A Company, 82d Aviation Battalion, 173d Aviation Platoon (Casper), and the 335th Assault Helicopter Company.

 336th Assault Helicopter Company

This site is not meant to be a history of the 336th. I just wanted to share some photos and memories with other crew members of the 336th or any other helicopter unit that served in Vietnam or anyone who is just curious about this chapter of our Country's History. For non veterans, "Welcome to my web site" - and for you veterans,"Welcome Home"

362nd Aviation Company 

It is absolutely essential that coming generations know the truth about Viet Nam. On this site they will learn a part of that truth. It is the obligation of our nation to provide the remainder

498th Air Ambulance Company

539th Transportation Co.

The company was assigned to the 520th Transportation
Battalion (AM&SGS) at Phu-Loi, South Vietnam on 23 March 1967. The "Hexmates" of the 539th Transportation
Company (AGS) provided general support and backup direct support for 1,100 aircraft.

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