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Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA) Collection: Unit Histories - Other Units (490) Finding Aid

Item Number: 4900000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

The Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA), is a non-profit war veterans organization filed under Section 501(c)(19) 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. The material is divided into the following series: Unit Histories and Related Information - This series contains information on unit involvement in Vietnam, including ORLL, After Action Reports, Individual Recollection of Units, and other types of Unit History and information. It is organized by the official Order of Battle for the United States Armed Forces, a list of which immediately follows this introduction. Operations - This series contains information on operations but does not specifically mention the units involved. Command Progress Reports - This series depicts in statistical form the measurement taken of mission accomplishment against programmed mission objectives at a specific point in time and includes various non-combat components involved with the helicopter pilots. Lam Son 719 - This series contains information on Operation Lam Son 719, the January 30, 1971 to April 6, 1971 operation to disrupt North Vietnamese supply lines as well as destroy their base areas in Laos. Historical Reference Directory - This series contains copies of the VHPA Historical Reference Directory Membership Directory - This series contains copies of the VHPA Membership Directory United States Primary Helicopter School - This series contains information on the United States Primary Helicopter School at Fort Wolters, Texas. The bulk of this series is training guides and manuals used at the school to train pilots. United States Army Aviation School - This series contains information on the United States Army Aviation School at Fort Rucker, Alabama and Fort Stewart, Georgia. The bulk of this series is training guides and manuals used at the school to train pilots. Manuals - This series contains manuals generated by the United States Armed Forces. General Files - This series contains information of a general nature and is further divided by subject. VHPA Newsletter - This series contains copies of the VHPA newsletter. Other Newsletters - This series contains copies of newsletter generated by other organizations and units related to helicopter pilots whom served in Vietnam. Fact Sheets - This series contains copies of the fact sheet papers distributed during the Vietnam War. Periodicals - This series contains periodicals donated by members of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association. Printed Material - This series contains articles, or parts of books, copied by members of the VHPA and is further divided by subject. Separation Sheet - This list indicates material that has been placed in other collection in order to ensure archival preservation standards. Books will be catalogued and available on the Texas Tech University Library computer catalogue (www.lib.ttu.edu). Photographs are placed in archival photograph sleeves and under the VHPA series of the Vietnam Archive Photograph Collection. Audio- and Videotapes are located in the Vietnam Archive cold storage vault and can be recalled by the number listed.

Dates

  • 06 February 2002
Title
Finding Aid
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Inventory

  • Articles: 'After 2 Hairy Hours, F4 Crew Rescued' and 'Change at Nha Trang' Pacific Stars and Stripes 26 June 1968, 23.
  • Articles: 'Mobile Navy Base Floats Into Action' and 'Squadron Record' Pacific Stars and Stripes 26 July 1968, 7.
  • Article by William H. Smith, 'Operation Knockout' US Army Aviation Digest
  • Article: 'Communist Ground Assaults Fizzle' Pacific Stars and Stripes 23 May 1969, 6.
  • Team Up To Kill 142 Reds Pacific Stars and Stripes 28 May 1969
  • Ex-VC Embraces Chieu Hoi Pacific Stars and Stripes 19 May 1969
  • Jim Smith Yanks Patrol the Pleiku Bush And Ask Themselves Why Pacific Stars and Stripes 23 May 1972
  • T.V. McCarren Persistent 101st Pilot Bags a Bunker Pacific Stars and Stripes 11 October 1972
  • T. V. McCarren Mineless Minefield Pacific Stars and Stripes 11 October 1971
  • Picture of helicopter
  • Viets Retake Fire Base; Bombing Kills 280 Reds Pacific Stars and Stripes 4 April 1971
  • 173rd Airborne Makes Mark in Vietnam Pacific Stars and Stripes 4 April 1971
  • Article: Huet, Marc. 'A Red Badge of Courage' Pacific Stars and Stripes 15 October 1967, A3-A5.
  • Combat After Action Report, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry
  • Combat After Action Report, 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry 'Regulars'
  • 4th Infantry Division Operations
  • Excerpt re: Golden Dragons
  • Operational Report of Headquarters, II Field Force Vietnam for Period Ending 31 October 1970
  • Article: Cutts, Bob 'A Gamble that Paid Off' Pacific Stars and Stripes 27 July 1968, 9.
  • Combat Operations After-Action Report 4th Infantry Division 30 April 1968 -
  • Ground Force Commander's Situation Report 9th Infantry Division
  • Daring Fight to Save GI's Life Pacific Stars and Stripes 13 September 1967
  • Picture of Helicopter
  • Picture of a Helicopter and Newspaper Articles
  • Article: '10,000 Hours in Vietnam'
  • Small Unit Combat After Action Interview Report 18th Military History Detachment
  • B-52 Operation 13 April 1969, US Army Advisory Group, III CTZ and CORDS TRAC Advisory Team 43
  • Article: Schultz, Ken 'The 'Wild Bunch' It's a Punishing Life' Pacific Stars and Stripes 13 October 1971, 7.

Pub Credit Line
4900000000, Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA) Collection: Unit Histories - Other Units, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 06 Feb 2002 [Updated: 09 May 2017]