Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA) Collection: Printed Material
Association
Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA)
Collection Number
386
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.5 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D052.7A
Processed by
C. Peoples, Mar. 2002[Updated: Jun. 2006 by T. Reynolds]

Scope and Content

Half a linear foot of articles and parts of books detail various issues related to Vietnam Veterans and the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association. Materials date from both the war and post-war periods and were photocopied by various VHPA members. This is one series of the VHPA 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
Army 
1
D052.7A
"Rapid Flight: New Method of Airmobile Operations," Hawk, April 1969 "Backing Up The Grunt." The Air Cavalry Division, July, 1968. 229th Aviation Battalion Armies, Corps, Divisions, and Separate Brigades Armored Combat in Vietnam End Nears for Last CH-54 Unit (Army Times, August 20, 1979) Fair Market Values Of Aircraft And Spare Parts For Air America, Inc. Headquarters and Headquarters Company 11th Aviation Group Headquarters and Headquarters Company 16th Aviation Group Kelly, Francis J. Vietnam Studies: US Army Special Forces 1961-71. Mounted Combat in Vietnam Tolson, John J. Vietnam Studies: Airmobility 1961-71. Vietnam Studies - Sharpening the Combat Edge: The Use of Analysis to Reinforce Military Judgment, 1974 Vietnam Studies - Tactical and Materiel Innovations, 1974 "U.S. Mobility Beats Reds' Guerrilla Tactics," Stars and STripes, August/September 1967
1
ARRS 
ARRS, An Illustrated Chronology by Donald D. Little [source: MAC], 1/2/64-8/1/76
2
Australia 
Royal Australian Navy Helicopter Flight,Vietnam [source: David Earley], 10/1/67-6/1/71
3
Coast Guard 
A History of U.S. Coast Guard Aviation (Copy of 1 page)
4
Engineers 
Military Engineer Field Notes, The Military Engineer, May-June 1968, no. 395 Military Engineer Field Notes, The Military Engineer, September-October 1966, no. 385 Minipads for Heliports, The Military Engineer, May-June 1967, no. 389 Recovery Of Crusher Fines (Engineering In Vietnam)
5
General 
Articles From Stars And Stripes During And After The Vietnam War Cavalair Volume 2 Number 53. November 29, 1967 Chanoff, David. Portrait Of The Enemy. New York: Random House, 1986. Chaplain's Message White Lighting Supports the Mohawk You're "In" Why Not Stay An Aircraft's DEROS Change of Command The Delta Riggers Civic Action: A Different Kind of Battle Vietnam: More than a Word Seagrave, Sterling. Soldiers Of Fortune: The Epic Of Flight. Tour 365 - 1969 Vietnam Ye Holy Land. August 1970 issue of "Hawk" magazine
6
Helicopters 
Collection Of Photos And Descriptions Of Helicopters And Weapons Systems Helicopter Nomenclature And Information Hovering above the fear in Vietnam (Article copied from USA Today, July 15, 1983) Interavia - New Hughes Turbine-Powered Helicopter Sets 23 World Records, no. 12, 1965 Major Changes In Helicopter Pilot Training [source: John Konek] Pacific Stars & Stripes Monday, February 8, 1971 (Picture of CH-54 Skycrane helicopter)
7
Lam Son 719 
"Lam Son 719" Avian 34. July 1971. Volume 11, Number 4
8
Medical 
Dorland, Peter. Dust Off: Army Aero-Medical Evacuation In Vietnam. 1982 Lacy, Clay. "School Becomes Hospital 3rd Field Hospital Opens." List Of Materials At The National Archives, RG 472, US Army In Vietnam, Medical Units Medical Support of the U.S. Army in Vietnam - Hospitalization and Evacuation Miscellaneous Newspaper Articles About Medevac In Vietnam Sp3 Tom Benic, "Medevac." The First Team, Fall 1969. US Army Surgeon General, Annual Report, 1962-3, 1965-72 "The Miracle Of Medevac." The Air Cavalry Division, Sep 1968.
9
USAF 
USAF Aircraft Losses, December 1964-June 1973
10
USMC 
Articles From Marine Corps Gazette On Marine Helicopter Operations In Vietnam Sklarewitz, Norman. "Counterinsurgency: Marines At Work In Vietnam." USMC, "Marine Aviation In Vietnam" by Lt. Gen. Keith B. McCutchen [source: US Marines in VN, History & Museums Div USMC], 1/1/62-31 Dec 70
11
USN 
Untitled Article, US Naval Institute Proceedings, Oct, 1963 US Navy Histories And War Photos Order Form
12
VNAF 
Flying Dragons (Information about VNAF)
13