Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA) Collection: General Files
Association
Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA)
Collection Number
293
Date(s)
Undated
Size
1.0 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D051.3A
Processed by
J. Saffell, Jan. 2002[Updated: Sep. 2007 by T. Lovelady]
Digitization Status
Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

To search for items within this collection, or within all of the holdings of the Vietnam Archive, go to the Virtual Vietnam Archive

Scope and Content

Approximately one linear foot of documents detail general issues of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association. This series of the VHPA Collection is further divided by subject headings, which can be seen below. Documents date from both the war and post-war eras.

Biographical Note

The Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA), is a non-profit war veterans organization filed under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service and is dedicated to enhancing and accrediting the cohesiveness, esprit de corps, and traditions of valor of rotary wing aircrews that flew in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam Era. Currently, the VHPA has a membership of over 9,400 helicopter pilots from around the world. It has a web site located at: http://www.vhpa.org.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Air Training Command 
1
D051.3A
Air Training Command's Support Of Forces In Southeast Asia 1961-1973
1
Army 
"Rapid Fire and the Black Widows" "Aim High - Shoot Low" Memorial Services for the 132nd Assault Helicopter Company "The Soldier in Vietnam"
2
Australia 
RAAF, "Mission Vietnam" Royal Australian Air Force Operations 1964-1972 by George Odgers. (Pages 22-44) [source: RAAF Historical Section]
3
Decorations 
Unit Decorations, Awards, and Campaign Participation Credits Approved, 1 January 1980 - 1 January 1981
4
Unit Decorations, Awards, and Campaign Participation Credits, June 15, 1971, Part 1
5
Unit Decorations, Awards, and Campaign Participation Credits, June 15, 1971, Part 2
6
Dustoff Association 
Dustoff Memorial Book New Entries on the Flight Manifest (List of new members in the Dustoff Association) Dustoff Association Membership Directory
7
Flight Information 
Highlights of the DOD: Flight Information Publications, November 1965 United States Air Force, The Aeronautical Chart and Information Center
7
Helicopter 
"The Boeing Helicopters CH-47 Chinook Story" 52 Pages of Photos & Text. Copyright & Printer Unknown [source: John Konek]
8
"Rollout and First Off. Flight of Armed and Armored CH-47A Chinook" (Official Program). [source: John Konek]
"Armed CH-47 Chinook 1966" By Boeing Vertol Division. [source: John Konek]
History Of Helicopters And US Coast Guard In Vietnam
Designation of Army Aircraft, 1968, 1972, 1975
Army Primary Trainer-TH-55A Primary Helicopter Trainer
Informal Proposal for Army Two-Seater Service Observation-Trainer Helicopter VS-316. August 12, 1940
Heavy Helicopter Life Requirements, October 2, 1970
"Joint Effort" and "Long Hours"
Orndorff, Lawrence "Guns A-Go-Go" Aviaion News 12-28 July 1983, 157-165.
Pictures of Helicopters
Sklarewitz, Norman "Giving A Lift To Freedom"
Chenoweth, Bob "Huey 'Deltas' and 'Hotels'" Air Enthusiast/Thirty
Chenoweth, Bob "Vietnam, the Helicopter War." Scale Aircraft Modelling June 1982, 390-409
"The Bird that Acts Like A Mule"
Hardaway, Ben "Searchlight for Helicopters" US Army Aviation Digest January 1966, 26-27.
Picture of a girl near helicopter "Miss Avian 34"
Chenoweth, Bob "Helicopter War" Aviation News
"10 World Helicopter Records Set Flying Bell UH-1D" Verti-Flite December 1964, 8-10.
"Law Enforcement Vs. the Military"
Pictures of a helicopter from Vietnam Choppers
"Low Slow and Reliable"
Picture of helicopter
"New Copters Support Ground Troops" Pacific Stars and Stripes 11 October 1967, 6.
Picture of a Helicopter
Picture of a helicopter
"US Copter 'Saves' NVA" Pacific Stars and Stripes 26 June 1968, 7.
Picture of a helicopter
Picture of a helicopter
Picture of a helicopter
Picture of a helicopter
Picture of a helicopter
Picture of a helicopter
Legett, Rufus "Moonlight Train to Long My"
Picture of helicopters
Picture of a helicopter
Picture of Chinook
Cherne, Milton P. "Ne'er Forget" US Army Aviation Digest
Herrick, Curtis "Good Safety Practices Do Pay Off"
Kirk, Donald "US Copter Unit Has Critical Role" Chicago Tribune 22 April 1972.
Individual 
Information Summary 2 June 91 to 23 Nov 91 Charles L. Adkins, MIA 2 Feb 68, 1st Cavalry Division - RVN Resume Of Marjorie K. Greenhalgh Resume Of Service Career Of BG Thomas Joseph Konitzer Casualty Report And Memorial For James Vrba Biography And Award Citations For Colonel Gail O'Neal Bowen Article about Otto A. Seemans, Jr. Article on Phillip R. Flanagan
9
Maps 
2
Map of I CTZ Americal Map II Rome Plow cuts War Zone C Binh Long Tay Ninh Army Flight Following System and VFR Pilotage Chart
Money 
Military Payment Certificate
10
ORLL 
Class on Brigade Operational Reports - Lessons Learned. April 20, 1969 Operational Report - Lessons Learned Preparation of the Brigade Headquarters Semi-Annual Operational Report - Lessons Learned. October 14, 1971 [1st Aviation Brigade]
11
Patches 
Unit Patches (Photocopies)
12
Photographs (Photocopied) 
Photocopied picture of sign "Harolds Club or Bust 8173 Miles Reno-Nevada" at Lai Khe, Vietnam (Bill Dubuisson in picture) Miscellaneous Photos And Drawings Of Helicopters In Vietnam Photographs of Helicopters Activities In Vietnam. Photos Of Helicopters And Airfields In Vietnam
13
POW-MIA 
(Case Synopsis of Personnel Missing in Action) Directions for Using the POW/MIA Database CIA Documents On Prisons And MIAs
14
Roster 
Skycrane Registry Skycrane Registry Names of Vietnam Helicopter Pilots from Donaldson Video Graphics Army Aviation Safety Officers Class 69-1 Roster After Action Reports to Historical Committee (Davies) on Individual Killed in Vietnam Personnel Roster: Third Aviation Company
15
Rule Of Engagement 
Rules of Engagement: Armed Helicopter Operations
16
RVN 
Republic of Vietnam Frequency Publication VNAF Improvement and Modernization Program
17
Signal Security Status 
Signal Security Status Report 3/21/71 - Headquarters, United States Army Vietnam. November 14, 1971 Signal Security Status Report 3/9/71 - Headquarters, United States Army Vietnam. April 29, 1971
18
Southern Airways 
Southern Airways
19
Stories And Songs 
Lyrics To "Napalm Sticks To Kids." Blue Garcia, Tom. "Vietnam Vignettes."
20
Thai 
Supply Support of Aircraft in Thailand by USARV. February 19, 1968
21
Units (Army) 
Non-Divisional Army Aviation in Vietnam Chronology, 1954- May 1968 Army Aviation - General Provisions, Army Regulation No. 95-1 September 1969, Headquarters, Department of the Army Aviation Flight Regulations for Army Aircraft, Change No. 1 May 1968, Headquarters, Department of the Army Department of The Army, "Unclassified Call Signs" and Units of Assignment Marine Corps and Army Helicopter Employment and Attrition Statistics for Southeast Asia Operations [source: John Konek], 10/1/65-12/31/71
22
Units (General) 
3
Unit/Location Timeline Technical Report: US Army Aircraft Accident (UH-1D 64-13772 August 1, 1966) [48th AHC} Recommendation for Award of the Presidential Unit Citation. May 20, 1971 [101st Airborne Division (Airmobile)

4th Battalion (Aerial Artillery), 77th Artillery (Airmobile)]
23
VHPA 
Bumper Sticker for the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association Order Forms: Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association History Book, Volume II 1999 Calendar (Courier of Death) Unit Historian Guide - VHPA Historical Committee To Our Buds of Southeast Asia from Some of the Boys in Southwest Asia (List of members employed by Abu Dhabi aviation)
24
Correspondence
25
Correspondence
26
Women 
"The Not so Glamorous Life of a 'Stewardess'"
27
1995 Calendar (The Long Green Line) 1996 Calendar (Riders on the Storm)
Oversiszed 1
1

Digitized Materials

Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

To search for items within this collection, or within all of the holdings of the Vietnam Archive, go to the Virtual Vietnam Archive