Learn To Fly
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 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
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
"WE WERE SOLDIERS" -
OFFICIAL FILM WEBSITE
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
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
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
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
Fighter pilots have no fear. Jolly Green Giants are always near. Jolly
Green Giants are always near
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.
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.
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
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.
Assault Helicopter Company
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.
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
119th Assault Helicopter Company
Assault Helicopter Company
THIS SUPPLEMENT TO THE HISTORY OF THE 119TH
ASSAULT HELICOPTER COMPANY HAS BEEN WRITTEN IN ORDER THAT THE OFFICERS AND
MEN OF THE 119TH COULD BE RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING WORK,ESPRIT
DE'CORPS, AND LOYALITY TO THEIR COUNTRY DURING THEIR TOUR IN THE REPUBLIC OF
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
We remaining members of the Tomahawks, will always remember our fallen
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.
Then and now. Lots of pictures. Great Stuff.
135th Assault Helicopter
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"
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
161st Assault Helicopter Company170th Assault Helicopter Company
If 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
The 170th Aviation Company (Light
Airmobile) was activated September 1, 1965 at Fort Bennning Georgia under
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
539th Transportation Co.
The company was assigned to the
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