Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA) Collection: Unit Histories - Transportation and Maintenance Units
Association
Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA)
Collection Number
311
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.5 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D053.4E
Processed by
J. Saffell, Jan. 2002[Updated: Jun. 2006 by T. Reynolds]
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

Half a linear foot of ORLL, After Action Reports, individual recollection of units, and other types of unit histories and information document the service of transportation and maintenance helicopter units during the Vietnam Conflict. The bulk of the materials date from the war period and are organized by the official Order of Battle for the United States Armed Forces. This is one series of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association Collection.

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
1st Transportation Battalion 
1
D053.4E
"Floating Aircraft Maintenance Facility" "Meet the Army's Floating Garage"
1
8th Transportation Company 
Movement directive for TCS to Vietnam dated 8 Nov. 61. Includes 140th TC DET. [source: Joe Murray] Letter of Commendation from General Le Van Ty, June 5, 1962 Letter of Commendation from General Le Van Ty, July 2, 1962
2
"14th Transportation Battalion 'Reliables'" 
14th Transportation Battalion
3
33rd Transportation Company 
Passengers Qualified on the CH-21
4
34th General Support Group 
"Aviation Systems Command" Letter to 34th General Support Group
5
57th Transportation Company 
Scrapbook for 1987 reunion [source: Emmett F. Knight], January 1, 1957 - December 31, 1962 Battalion History [source: Unknown], April 1, 1961 - July 24, 1962 Pilot Lauded for Valorous Acts In Combat Support (From The Observer, June 15, 1963) Helicopter War
6
58th Transportation Battalion 
"58th Transportation Battalion 'Vikings'"
7
93rd Transportation Company 
Early History [source: Unknown], December 15, 1961 - August 23, 1963
8
110th Transportation Company 
"US Army Aviation Materiel Management Center"
9
339th Transportation Company 
Unit History [source: Unknown, Prepared by 2nd Keith P. Low & SP4 Frank E. Hudson], January 1, 1964 - December 31, 1964
10
520th Transportation Battalion 
"520th Transportation Battalion 'Sustainers'"
11
545th Transportation Detachment 
Michelson, Fred R. "On Site Oil Cooler Swap" US Army Aviation Digest
12
571st Transportation Detachment 
Rocket: Yearbook, October 1962 - January 1964
13
765th Transportation Battalion 
765th Transportation Battalion "Straight Arrows"
14

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