Texas Tech University
Skip to main content

Jim Sprinkle Collection (2935) Finding Aid

Item Number: 29350000000
 Collection

Dates

  • Finding Aid Date: 16 April 2019

Condition/Physical Description

Approximately 2.25 linear feet of materials comprising documents, artifacts, maps, slides, photographs, audio, and books accumulated by Jim Sprinkle during the course of his research on various helicopters manufactured by the Bell Helicopter Company, the testing of the King Cobra helicopter, and the history of the Helicopter Attack Squadron (Light) 3 Seawolves. The materials are dated 1963-1978 and 1982-1991.

Biographical / Historical

Specialist 4 Jim Sprinkle was born in Roanoke, Virginia, 1948. In 1970, Sprinkle volunteered for the Army, serving 10 months and 23 days in Southeast Asia. He was stationed in the Vietnamese cities of Hue-Pau Bai, Can Tho, and Phu Loi. In Vietnam, SP4 Sprinkle’s units were the 1st Aviation Brigade 235 Air War College (from February – July 1971) and 334 Attack Helicopter (from July 1971 – January 1971). While in Vietnam, SP4 Sprinkle was involved in Lam Son 719. After Vietnam, Sprinkle was stationed at Fort Hood with the 1st Cavalry Division (from January 1971 to July 1973). In 1973, after 3 years in the Army, SP4 Sprinkle was discharged from the Army. After the Army, SP4 Sprinkle obtained a FAA A&P rating and private pilot license and used his knowledge he gained working as an AH-1G helicopter repairman to work as a tech rep and field engineer at Bell Helicopter for 40 years.
Title
Jim Sprinkle Collection
Author
Ashley Rivera
Date
2019-04-16
1
Slides

1 slide - Seawolf 300 (UH-1B) of HA(L)-3, Det 8, departs on a mission from Rach Gia, South Vietnam, December 1970

Click here to view all Slides
2
Museum Objects

2935museum5359 - HA(L)-3 Seawolves patch

2935museum5360 - HA(L)-3 Seawolves pin

Click here to view all Museum Objects
2
Maps

2935map0257 - Special Southeast Asia Tactical VFR Chart (VFR 2)

2935map0258 - Vietnam; Laos; Special Use S. E. Asia

Click here to view all Maps
6
Audio

2935AU3277 - Cassette – 20th SOS Bob Kirkwood

2935AU3278 - Cassette – Untitled from Bob Kirkwood

2935AU3279 - Cassette – Recollections of Lt. W. R. Beltz, United States Navy HA(L)-3, Aug. 1975, AAHS, tape #1

2935AU3280 - Cassette – Recollections of Lt. W. R. Beltz, United States Navy HA(L)-3, Aug. 1976, AAHS, tape #2

2935AU3281 - Cassette – Recollections of Col. Paul F. Anderson, United States Army. Project Officer and Team Leader, AH-1G New Equipment Training Team – 1 August 1966 thru January 1968. Feb 1974. (AAHS RP 7234)

2935AU3282 - Cassette – Recollections of LTG George P. Seneff, Jr., United States Army (Ret) to specific questions concerning the operation and deployment of the AH-1G. Nov 1974. (AAHS RP 7234)

Click here to view all Audio
414
Photographs

17 photographs – The UH-1E helicopter; b&w, color; 5 x 7 inches, 8 x 10 inches

20 photographs – The UH-1F helicopter; b&w, color; 5 x 7 inches, 8 x 10 inches

39 photographs – HA(L)-3 helicopters; b&w, color; 3.5 x 5 inches, 5 x 7 inches, 8 x 10 inches

19 photographs – The AH-1G helicopter, b&w, color; 3.5 x 4 inches, 8 x 10 inches

189 photographs – UH-1 helicopters (experimental rocket installation; 2.75 rocket; OH-13; external guns; XM 75 launcher; SS-11 missile); b&w, color; 3.25 x 4 inches, 5 x 7 inches, 8 x 10 inches

87 photographs – AH-1G helicopters; b&w, color; 3.5 x 3.5 inches, 5 x 7 inches, 8 x 10 inches

9 photographs – AAH helicopters; b&w, color; 8 x 10 inches

2 photographs – helicopters; b&w; 5 x 7 inches

7 photographs - helicopters; soldiers in fron of a helicopter; soldiers in front of a green hornet banner; color; 4 x 6 inches, 3.5 x 3.5 inches

1 b&w negative - Bell AH-1G New Equipment Training Team (NETT), Bien Hoa, RVN, Pilot: Major Richard Jarrett, Gunner: Captain Nick Stein

23 color negatives - AH-1Gs with CH-53A and CH-54A at Mai Loc; A/C airborne in distance escorting Sikorsky CH-54A of 478th HHC; AH-1G "Virginia Rose I" at Bien Hoa with experimental camouflage scheme; A/C piloted by Lieutenant Colonel Paul F. Anderson with General Westmoreland; LTC Anderson in pilot's seat during 1967 Paris Air Show; Joe Mashman in pilot's seat with LTC Anderson at Paris Air Show; UH-1H 334th AHC twin over and under M60 installation at Phu Loi; A/C escorting CH-54A of 478th HHC; M-16 system, one with fairing on M157 pod and one without; images from CH-54's crane operator's position looking back on trail CH-54 as it lifts off; M6E3 with unknown pod; A/C in revetment with left engine removed; A/C escorting Sikorsky CH-54A of 478th HHC; AH-1G of 282nd AHC at Marble Mountain; Laotian Air Force; closeup of Nighthawk system (M-134 with searchlight)

Click here to view all Photographs
7
Books

Tactical and Materiel Innovations by Lieutenant General John H. Hay, Jr., 1974

Marines and Helicopters 1962-1973 by Lieutenant Colonel William R. Fails, 1978

Marines and Helicopters 1946-1962 by Lieutenant Colonel Eugene W. Rawlins, 1976

A History of Marine Observation Squadron Six by Lieutenant Colonel Gary W. Parker and Major Frank M. Batha, Jr., 1982

A History of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 161 by Lieutenant Colonel Gary W. Parker, 1978

The First Marine Aircraft Wing, Vietnam by Edward Hymoff, 1969

Green Hornets: The History of the U.S. Air Force 20th Special Operations Squadron by Wayne Mutza, 2007

4
Newsletters

Rotor Breeze: 1962: February, November; 1967:October

Bell Helicopter News: 1972: February 18

Click here to view all Newsletters
  • Box 1: [Box 1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, 2nd Floor, Stacks, D77.3 [D77.3]]
  • Box 2: [Box 2] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, 2nd Floor, Stacks, D77.3 [D77.3]]
  • Box 1000: [Box 1000] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, 2nd Floor, Stacks, Section 12 Drawer 15 Folder 14 [Section 12 Drawer 15 Folder 14]]

Inventory

  • HA(L) -3 Area of Operations Map
  • Seawolves HA(L)-3 Patch Designs
  • American Aviation Historical Society on Helatkltron Three - The Seawolves by James D. Sprinkle
  • Naval Photographic Center - Still Photography Price List
  • A select bibliography of the United States Navy and the Southeast Asian Conflict 1950-1975 Revised Edition (November 1983)
  • Fixes to a helicopter drawing
  • Postcards from Lawson, Richmond, and Baker on HAL-3 Prints, directions to visit Richmond's house, and RP7603(Helicopter operations in Vietnam called "Seawolves")
  • Correspondence sent to Sprinkle on his research on helicopters and HAL 3 (22 January 1973 - 04 December 2004)
  • Information for visitors to the Operational Archives of the U.S. Naval History Division (October 1975)
  • Articles from Aviation News (June 1971)
  • Articles from Aviation Week and Space Technology (May 20, 1968)
  • Articles from the United States Naval Institute "Proceedings" (October 1966-December 1970)
  • Articles from the United States Institute Naval Review (1969)
  • Article from the Army Aviation Digest: Seawolf Training at Rucker (May 1969)
  • Article: Seawolves published by Information Office, 1st Aviation Brigade (Spring 1971)
  • Article from Approach: HAL-3 and VAL-4 Disestablished (July 1972)
  • Bell Helicopter Model Numbers
  • Combat 145 AVNBN Unit History (1 July 1965-30 November 1966)
  • Command History of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 1 (18 May 1967)
  • Command of U.S. Naval Forces Vietnam Monthly Historical Summary (1966)
  • Statements from soldiers on a helicopter crash
  • OPNAV Report 5750-1 (U.S.S. Belle Grove Command History 1966)
  • Command History of Helatkltron Three
  • U.S. Naval Forces, Vietnam Monthly Historical Summary for September 1970 (8 November 1970)
  • Command History for the Helatkltron Three for Calandar Year 1970 (U) (13 April 1971)
  • Command History of Helatkltron Three for Calandar Year 1971 (U) (10 February 1972)
  • U.S. Naval Forces, Vietnam Quarterly Historical Summary from January-March 1972, forwarding of (1) U.S. Naval Forces, Vietnam Quarterly Historical Summary (3 May 1972)
  • Helicopter Attack (Light) Squadron Three - the "Seawolves" Past... Present... Future (1 December 1971)
  • Pamphlet: Riverine Warfare - "U.S. Navy's Operations on inland warfare" (revised 1969)
  • U.S. Air Force Historical Research Center: Armed Helicopters in SEA (14 May 1987)
  • UH-1F Test Program - Category II Notes
  • Master Delivery Schedule for TH-1F Helicopters (6 October 1966)
  • Bell Ship Numbers for TH-1F Helicopters
  • Serial Numbers on Model 204 Helicopters (revised August 20, 1964)
  • Analytical Condition Inspection and IRAN on the UH-1F Helicopter (1969)
  • Information on Bell Helicopters
  • Information on the UH-1F Helicopter
  • Information on the UH-1N Helicopter
  • Information on the OH-13S Helicopter
  • Information on the OH-58A Helicopter
  • Information on the UH-1H Helicopter
  • Information on the AH-1G Helicopter
  • Information on the UH-1L Helicopter
  • Information on the TH-1L Helicopter
  • Information on the HH-1K Helicopter
  • Jim Sprinkle's notes on various Bell Helicopters
  • Department of the Air Force: Re-designation of UH-1F Aircraft to UH-1P Aircraft
  • Sprinkle's correspondence on the UH-1F
  • United States Air Force Archives - Patron Registration Documents
  • Unfilled-out Biographical Information for the Air Force Archives
  • Conditions Governing Access to Official Records for Historical Research Purposes
  • Privacy Act of 1974
  • Pamphlet on the Albert F. Simpson Historical Research Center of the United States Air Force at Air University Maxwell Air Force Base Alabama
  • Your Right to Federal Records - Questions and Answers on the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act
  • United States Air Force Historical Research Center - Information for Researchers Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
  • U.S. Air Force Ordering Info for Photography
  • Data regarding UH-1F Helicopters in Vietnam (27 March 1975)
  • Book Scans from the U.S. Air Force in Southeast Asia Monograph Series(1979 - 1983)
  • Aircrew Nonnuclear Weapons Delivery Manual UH-1N Helicopter (February 22, 1978)
  • Exploded View of the UH-1F Helicopter
  • Bell Helicopter Company Inter-Office Memo Conversion of UH-1B Helicopters to G.E. T-58 Engine (16 February 1963)
  • Data from T58-GE-3 Engine Experience UH-1F Aircraft
  • Book Scan on MACV-SOG (Military Assistance Command Vietnam - Studies and Observations Group)
  • Correspondence with members of the 20th Special Operations Squadron
  • Information on the 29th Special Operations Squadron
  • Book Scan: U.S. Military Aircraft Designations and Serials (since 1909)
  • Article: How the "Green Hornets" of the 20th Special Operations Squadron flew Covertly to Cambodia
  • History of the 14th Special Operations Wing (1 January - 30 September, 1970)
  • Article: Rotor & Wing International - Special Reports: Night Flying: Pave Low III Rotorcraft: The USAF's Night Stalkers by David Harvey (February 1989)
  • Article: Gung-Ho Annual 87 - Here's to you, Charlie by Tom Garcia, Lieutenant Colonel, USAF (Ret.)
  • Article: Gung-Ho - Movies & the Montagnards by Tom Garcia, Lt. Col. USAF (Ret.) (December 1984)
  • Typed out 20th Special Operations Squadron Newsletter #1 (March 1989)
  • Booklet on the UH-1F Utility Helicopter
  • Operational Supplement - Flight Manual: USAF Series UH-1F, TH-1F, and UH-1P (30 April 1973)
  • L.A. Fire Department briefing on the UH-1F Helicopter (June 16, 1978)
  • Bell Helicopter Service Training School: training material for the T58 engine and the UH-1F helicopter
  • Booklet on T58 Programmed Training Course - Book 1: Engine Introduction
  • UH-1E Contract Delivery Schedule (delivered 1963 and 1964)
  • UH-1E series helicopter locations (as of July 1, 1966)
  • Handbook on the Organizational Maintenance and Intermediate Maintenance Instructions YAY-101F/A/A 49E-1 7.62 Millimeter Machine Gun Turret System (1 July 1968)
  • Navy Document References - UH-1E
  • Information on the Kaman UH-2 helicopter (1972-1973)
  • Booklet: UH-2 Tomahawk for the Army: T-55: Facts and Figures (September 1, 1963)
  • Boeing Vertol Division Booklet: CH-47C Chinook Armed Configurations (August 1969)
  • Document Reference - guided missile launcher helicopter armament subsystem M22
  • Bell Helicopter Company Memo on a Pilots Report of the M-14 Armament System (July 15, 1964)
  • Bell Helicopter Company Memo on the Installation of XM-14 CAL. 50 Gun Pods on UH-1B Helicopters (July 13, 1964)
  • Bell Helicopter Report of a Test Installation of 20MM Weapons (M-61 and M-39) on the HU-1B Helicopter (August 8, 1962)
  • Pamphlet: A guide to the U.S. Army Military History Institute
  • Article from Bell Helicopter Company Publication - Know your Iroquois Models UH-1A, UH-1B, UH-1D
  • Article from U.S. Army Military History Institute - Airmobile: The Helicopter War in Vietnam - 1 Cavalry Division (Airmobile) and 101 Airborne Division (Airmobile) by Jim Mesko
  • Article from Rotor Breeze - Two Bell men witness exercises in the Pacific that prove adeptness of the Army and its Iroquois as brush-fire warriors (April 1961)
  • Article from U.S. Army Aviation Digest : Firefly
  • Untitled Time article from June 7, 1963
  • Articles from Rotor Breeze - HU-1A Blast Vietnam Reds/Military Designations of Aircraft Changed (October 1962)
  • Articles from Rotor Breeze - UH-1B in Vietnam is called 'Cadillac'/ Army orders 150 OH-13S Helicopters (January 1963)
  • Article from U.S. Army Aviation Digest (March 1974)
  • Article from U.S. Army Aviation Digest - Views from Readers (July 1974)
  • Article from U.S. Army Aviation Digest - Evolution of the Armed Helicopter (November 1968)
  • Article from U.S. Army Aviation Digest - The Armed Helicopter Story Part II by Lieutenant Colonel Charles O. Griminger (August 1971)
  • Article from Army Information Digest - Riding Shotgun in Viet Nam by Captain William C. Shepard (September 1965)
  • Article from The continuing evolution of Sky Cavalry - Low and Slow and with Fire Power by Lieutenant Colonel John W. Oswalt (November 1960)
  • Article from World Guide to Combat Planes II - Combat Helicopter Development by William Green (1967)
  • Article from Army Aviation Magazine - Obituary for Colonel Paul F. Anderson (July-August, 1975)
  • Article from Bell Helicopter - a decade of GunShip experience
  • Article on Vietnam: The helicopter war
  • Article from United States Army Aviation Digest (June 1971)
  • Article from The Armed Helicopter Story Part I: The Origins by Lieutenant Colonel Charles O. Griminger (July 1971)
  • Article from The Armed Helicopter Story Part III: Armed Helicopters of the World by Lieutenant Colonel Charles O. Griminger (September 1971)
  • Article from The Armed Helicopter Story Part IV (October 1971)
  • Article from The Armed Helicopter Story Part V: Formal development (Models XM-1 thru XM-50) by Lieutenant Colonel Charles O. Griminger (November 1971)
  • Article from The Armed Helicopter Story Part VI: (conclusion) XM-51 thru GAU-2B/A by Lieutenant Colonel Charles O. Griminger
  • Guide of Firing Rules for Armed Helicopter Engagement
  • Listing of Aircraft Armament Designations (April 8, 1970)
  • List of Miscellaneous and Weapon Component Designations (13 February 1975)
  • Bell Helicopter Company - Field Representative Information Bulletin: Field Retrofit Program, UH-1B/E Improved (540) Systems (10 July 1966)
  • Bell Helicopter Company - Field Representative Information Bulletin: 540 Rotor Information (4 May 1966)
  • Bell Helicopter Company - Field Representative Information Bulletin: Armament, UH-1 Series Helicopters
  • Bell Helicopter Company - Field Representative Information Bulletin: 540 Rotor Information (4 May 1966)
  • Aircraft Weaponization: Subsystem Photographs and Description (September 1970)
  • Artwork of a UH-1C Helicopter
  • Department of the Army Technical Manual: Operator and Organizational Maintenance Manual (Including Repair Parts and Special Tool Lists) Armament Subsystem, Helicopter, 7.62-Millimeter Machine Gun: Twin, M2 (Used on OH-13 (Series) and OH-23 (Series) Helicopters) (April 1966)
  • Department of the Army Modification Work Order (MWO 55-1520-211-20/5): Installation of XM3 (2.75-Inch Rocket) Adapter Kit (204-706-041-1) (UH-1B Aircraft) (21 May 1963)
  • Department of the Army Modification Work Order (MWO 55-1520-211-20/4): Installation of XM6E3 (7.62 MM Machine Gun) Adapter Kit (204-706-024-5 And 204-706-024-7) (UH-1B Aircraft) (7 November 1964)
  • Department of the Army Modification Work Order (MWO 55-1520-211-34/32): Installation of XM14 Armament Kit (UH-1B Aircraft) (18 May 1965)
  • Department of the Army Modification Work Order (MWO 55-1520-211-30/9): Modification of UH-1B to Accept XM 58 Sighting System (UH-1B Helicopter) (6 January 1966)
  • Changes to the Department of the Army Modification Work Order (MWO 55-1520-211-30/9): Modification of UH-1B to Accept XM 58 Sighting System (UH-1B Helicopter) (9 February 1967)
  • Department of the Army Modification Work Order (MWO 55-1520-211-30/8): Installation of XM-21 Weapons Subsystem Airframe Provisions Kit (UH-1B and UH-1C Aircraft) (18 July 1967)
  • Department of the Army Technical Manual (TM-9-1090-202-35): Direct and General Support and Depot Maintenance Manual (Including Repair Parts and Special Tool Lists) Armament Subsystem, Helicopter, 7.62 Millimeter Machine Gun - 2.75 Inch Rocket Launcher: Twin, High Rate, XM21 (Used on UH-1B Helicopters) (June 1966)
  • Department of the Army Technical Manual (TM-55-1520-218-10): Operator's Manual Army Model UH-1A Helicopter (February 1969)
  • Department of the Army Technical Manual (TM 55-1520-220-10): Operator's Manual Army Model UH-1C Helicopter (November 1968)
  • Department of the Army Technical Manual (TM 9-1090-203-12): Operator and Organizational Maintenance Manual Armament Subsystem, Helicopter, 7.62 Millimeter Machine Gun - 40 Millimeter Grenade Launcher: XM28 (1090-933-6701) and Armament Subsystem, Helicopter, 7.62 Millimeter Machine Gun - 40 Millimeter Grenade Launcher: XM28E1 (1090-134-3071) (9 April 1970)
  • Bell Helicopter Photo Descriptions
  • Bell Helicopter Report of the Sioux Scout Investigation
  • Correspondence on the clarification of numbers assigned to certain Marine Corps AH-1G Attack Helicopters (April 26, 1973 - December 17, 1974)
  • Drawing of a snake
  • Partial transcript of a tape recording re: AH-1G New Equipment Training Team (February 1974)
  • AH-1G Employment, Mission V-33-1 (31 October 1971)
  • Termination of Mission V-34-5 (Falcon) (9 June 1971)
  • Disposition Form: Operational Up-date for the Commander (28 January 1973)
  • Annual Supplement - History of the 334th Aviation Company (1970)
  • Bell Helicopter: Inter-Office Memos (1969-1970)
  • Department of the Army Technical Manual (TM 9-1005-299-12): Operator and Organizational Maintenance Manual Armament Subsystem, Helicopter, 20 Millimeter Automatic Gun: XM35 (1005-133-8193) (Used on AH-1G Helicopter) (September 1969)
  • A/C Fairing Installation Check at Smash-Bell Aerosystems (January 20, 1970)
  • Images of AH-1G
  • Exploded view of Components XM35 Kit
  • 20mm Wing Mounted M-61-A1
  • Proposal to the U.S. Army for the King Cobra Advanced Aerial Weapons System (January 1972)
  • NTSB Identification: FTW72FPD35 record (April 11, 1972)
  • AW & ST Armed and Attack Helicopter Biography
  • Army Aviation Article: The Cheyenne Decision by Brigadier General William J. Maddox, Jr. (September 1972)
  • Army Aviation Article: Close Air Support - Supplemental Views of Senator Barry Goldwater and Senator Strom Thurmond (October 1972)
  • Armed Forces Journal Article: Cheyenne Dead after Lingering Illness by Brooke Nilhart (September 1972)
  • Armed Forces Journal Article: Army Gets Go-Ahead for Scrubbed Down AAH (December 1972)
  • Aviation Week & Space Technology Article: Aviation Week Pilot Report: Blackhawk Exhibits Speed, Agility by David A. Brown (February 15, 1971)
  • Aviation Week & Space Technology Article: Sikorsky Testing Fast Armed Helicopter by Cecil Brownlow (September 21, 1970)
  • Attack Helicopter Evaluation: Model 309 King Cobra Helicopter (July 1972)
  • Attack Helicopter Evaluation: Blackhawk S-67 Helicopter (July 1972)
  • U.S. Army Aviation System Command - Attack Helicopter Evaluation AH-56A Cheyenne Compound Helicopter (Final Report) (June 1972)
  • Booklet: Notes to General Officers on Airmobility by Retired General Hamilton H. Howze
  • Booklet: 2.75" Rocket System (U) (revised June 1969)
  • Booklet: 2.75" Rocket System
  • Booklet: 2.75" Rocket System
  • A Manual for the United States Army: Launcher, Rocket, Airborne, XM-157 (1965)
  • Bell Helicopter: Military Products Reference Data (1 May 1967)
  • Bell Helicopter - Design Proposal Armament Installation KingCobra
1
Slides

1 slide - Seawolf 300 (UH-1B) of HA(L)-3, Det 8, departs on a mission from Rach Gia, South Vietnam, December 1970

Click here to view all Slides
2
Museum Objects

2935museum5359 - HA(L)-3 Seawolves patch

2935museum5360 - HA(L)-3 Seawolves pin

Click here to view all Museum Objects
2
Maps

2935map0257 - Special Southeast Asia Tactical VFR Chart (VFR 2)

2935map0258 - Vietnam; Laos; Special Use S. E. Asia

Click here to view all Maps
6
Audio

2935AU3277 - Cassette – 20th SOS Bob Kirkwood

2935AU3278 - Cassette – Untitled from Bob Kirkwood

2935AU3279 - Cassette – Recollections of Lt. W. R. Beltz, United States Navy HA(L)-3, Aug. 1975, AAHS, tape #1

2935AU3280 - Cassette – Recollections of Lt. W. R. Beltz, United States Navy HA(L)-3, Aug. 1976, AAHS, tape #2

2935AU3281 - Cassette – Recollections of Col. Paul F. Anderson, United States Army. Project Officer and Team Leader, AH-1G New Equipment Training Team – 1 August 1966 thru January 1968. Feb 1974. (AAHS RP 7234)

2935AU3282 - Cassette – Recollections of LTG George P. Seneff, Jr., United States Army (Ret) to specific questions concerning the operation and deployment of the AH-1G. Nov 1974. (AAHS RP 7234)

Click here to view all Audio
414
Photographs

17 photographs – The UH-1E helicopter; b&w, color; 5 x 7 inches, 8 x 10 inches

20 photographs – The UH-1F helicopter; b&w, color; 5 x 7 inches, 8 x 10 inches

39 photographs – HA(L)-3 helicopters; b&w, color; 3.5 x 5 inches, 5 x 7 inches, 8 x 10 inches

19 photographs – The AH-1G helicopter, b&w, color; 3.5 x 4 inches, 8 x 10 inches

189 photographs – UH-1 helicopters (experimental rocket installation; 2.75 rocket; OH-13; external guns; XM 75 launcher; SS-11 missile); b&w, color; 3.25 x 4 inches, 5 x 7 inches, 8 x 10 inches

87 photographs – AH-1G helicopters; b&w, color; 3.5 x 3.5 inches, 5 x 7 inches, 8 x 10 inches

9 photographs – AAH helicopters; b&w, color; 8 x 10 inches

2 photographs – helicopters; b&w; 5 x 7 inches

7 photographs - helicopters; soldiers in fron of a helicopter; soldiers in front of a green hornet banner; color; 4 x 6 inches, 3.5 x 3.5 inches

1 b&w negative - Bell AH-1G New Equipment Training Team (NETT), Bien Hoa, RVN, Pilot: Major Richard Jarrett, Gunner: Captain Nick Stein

23 color negatives - AH-1Gs with CH-53A and CH-54A at Mai Loc; A/C airborne in distance escorting Sikorsky CH-54A of 478th HHC; AH-1G "Virginia Rose I" at Bien Hoa with experimental camouflage scheme; A/C piloted by Lieutenant Colonel Paul F. Anderson with General Westmoreland; LTC Anderson in pilot's seat during 1967 Paris Air Show; Joe Mashman in pilot's seat with LTC Anderson at Paris Air Show; UH-1H 334th AHC twin over and under M60 installation at Phu Loi; A/C escorting CH-54A of 478th HHC; M-16 system, one with fairing on M157 pod and one without; images from CH-54's crane operator's position looking back on trail CH-54 as it lifts off; M6E3 with unknown pod; A/C in revetment with left engine removed; A/C escorting Sikorsky CH-54A of 478th HHC; AH-1G of 282nd AHC at Marble Mountain; Laotian Air Force; closeup of Nighthawk system (M-134 with searchlight)

Click here to view all Photographs
7
Books

Tactical and Materiel Innovations by Lieutenant General John H. Hay, Jr., 1974

Marines and Helicopters 1962-1973 by Lieutenant Colonel William R. Fails, 1978

Marines and Helicopters 1946-1962 by Lieutenant Colonel Eugene W. Rawlins, 1976

A History of Marine Observation Squadron Six by Lieutenant Colonel Gary W. Parker and Major Frank M. Batha, Jr., 1982

A History of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 161 by Lieutenant Colonel Gary W. Parker, 1978

The First Marine Aircraft Wing, Vietnam by Edward Hymoff, 1969

Green Hornets: The History of the U.S. Air Force 20th Special Operations Squadron by Wayne Mutza, 2007

4
Newsletters

Rotor Breeze: 1962: February, November; 1967:October

Bell Helicopter News: 1972: February 18

Click here to view all Newsletters

Pub Credit Line
29350000000, Jim Sprinkle Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 16 Apr 2019 [Updated: 06 May 2019]