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Richard (Dick) Detra Collection (069) Finding Aid

Item Number: 0690000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Approximately 23.5 linear feet of documents, moving images, photographs, slides, maps, books, electronic media, audio recordings, periodicals, and artifacts documenting Dick Detra's Vietnam War service, as well as the history of the Black Widows (188th Assault Helicopter Company) and Spiders (269th Combat Aviation Battalion) during the Vietnam War. A small proportion of the collection documents the activities of these units during the post 9/11 period.

Items of note in the collection include aerial photographs and maps of Camp Rainier (base camp for the 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry), also known as Dau Tieng Base Camp, where Dick Detra was stationed during 1967-1968; personal recollections and histories of the 188th Assault Helicopter Company covering the period 1966-1968 written by Dick Detra and 188th AHC commander Lieutenant Colonel Jack O. Johnson; reports; and deceased personnel files for both the 188th AHC and 269th CAB. The collection contains numerous photographs of the units operating at various bases from 1968 to 1970. Artifacts of note include battle streamers and various patches from the units over time, including some from the post 9/11 period. The collection covers the period 1966 to 2011, with the coverage being predominately 1966-1970.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1966-1970

Biographical / Historical

Dick Detra was a door gunner with the 2nd platoon 'Slicks' and the gun platoon 'Spiders' for the 188th Assault Helicopter Company 'Black Widows' (1967-68). After the Vietnam War, Detra served as the unit historian for the 188th Assault Helicopter Company Black Widows. His work to document the history of the unit continued through to the unit's post 9/11 activities in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Series

Title
Richard (Dick) Detra Collection (069) Finding Aid
Date
2001-12-05
Length (Linear Feet)
23.5
Location(s)
D117.1; D117.3; Cold Storage; Museum Object Collection; D215.7; Map Collection; Comic Book Collection;
52
Books

AH-1 Cobra in Action

Delta Six, Soldier Surgeon by Richard L. Snider, MD

Fighting Colors: UH-1 Huey by Wayne Mutza

Gunslingers in Action

Ground War- Vietnam by Jim Mesko

Low Level Hell: A Scout Pilot in the Big Red One by Hugh L. Mills, Jr. with Robert A Anderson

Modern Miltary Aircraft: Huey by Lou Drendel

Nam-Sense: Survivng Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division by Arthur Wiknik, Jr.

Outlaws in Vietnam: The Story of the 175th Aviation Company 1966-67 by David L. Eastman

Offerings at the Wall: Artifacts from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Collection

Secret Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines with the Elite Warriors of SOG by John L. Plaster

The Vietnam Experience series

Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War by Michael Sallah and Mitch Weiss

UH-1 Huey in Action

Vietnam: The Helicopter War by Phillip D. Chinnery

Walkaround: UH-1 Huey Gunships

Xin Loi, Vietnam by Al Sever

The 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam: 1966-1967 edited by 1st Lieutenant Larry Rottmann

Special Operations Association commemorative book by Special Operations Association, 2005

1st Battalion, 27 Artillery in Vietnam Yearbook, 1968

A Veteran's Album: A Photographic Memory Book of the Vietnam War, 1993

Army Aviation in Vietnam, 1961-1963 by Ralph Young, 1999 (signed by the author)

Army Aviation in Vietnam, 1963-1966 by Ralph Young, 2000 (signed by the author)

Bell UH-1 Huey "Slicks" 1962-1975 by Chris Bishop, 2003

Chronicle of the 20th Century, 1987

First Infantry Division in Vietnam "Big Red One" 1993

Flak Jackets by Simon Dunstan, 1984

Ghost of the Nam by Charlie Fortner, 1988 (signed by the author)

Ground War Vietnam, Volume 1, 1945-1965 by Jim Mesko, 1990

Heroes of Our Time by Kenneth N. Jordan, Sr., 1994

Mobile Riverine Force: America's Mobile Riverine Force in Vietnam, 1997

Nam: A Photographic History, 2001

Nam: The Vietnam Experience, 1965-1975 by John Pimlott, 1990

P-61 Black Widow in Action

Primer of the Helicopter War by Charles Holley and Mike Sloniker, 1997

The Complete Military History of the Vietnam War by Douglas Welsh, 1990

United States Army Air Ambulance by Mark M. Hough, 1999 (signed by the author)

The Vietnam Experience, Introduction by David J. Bowman, 1989

The World's Great Military Helicopters, 1990

Twenty-Fifth Infantry Division "Tropic Lightning" Vietnam, 1965-1970

Vietnam Choppers: Helicopters in Battle, 1950-1975 by Simon Dunstan, 1988

Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association, 1st Edition, 1995

Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association, 2nd Edition, 1998

Vietnam Odyssey: The Story of the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne in Vietnam

Vietnam Veterans of America, 1998

Vietnam War Paintings by James Davis Nelson, 2003 (signed by the author)

Days of Valor: An Inside Account of the Bloodiest Six Months of the Vietnam War by Robert L. Tonsetic, 2007

The Men Behind the Trident: SEAL Team One in Vietnam by Dennis J. Cummings, 1997

The Rise & Fall of an American Army: U.S. Ground Forces in Vietnam, 1965-1973 by Shelby L. Stanton, 1985

Phantom Warriors: LRRPs, LRPs, and Rangers in Vietnam (Book One) by Gary A. Linderer, 2000

SOG: The Secret Wars of America's Commandos in Vietnam by John L. Plaster, 1997

15 Months in SOG: A Warrior's Tour by Thom Nicholson, 1999

Death in the Delta: Diary of a Navy SEAL by Gary R. Smith and Alan Maki, 1995

The Protected Will Never Know by Leigh Wade, 1998

The Hill by Leonard B. Scott, 1989

4681
Photographs

Dick looks at the jungle through his gunsight - 1968

188th Assault choppers pas Nui Ba Den near Tay Ninh - 1967

201 photos of Black Widow reunions

Dick Detra Certificates

Dick's Chopper waits on standby - 1968

347 negatives depicting scenes from Dau Tieng, LZ Sally 1967-1968

303 negatives depicting LZ Sally aerial views, Post Signs 2nd/101st 1968

"Camp Rainier" Dau Tieng, South Vietnam 1967-1968 (matte)

112 photographs depicting scenes from Basic Training at Ft. Lewis January/February 1967 and a visit to the wall in 1992

183 photos of Black Widow reunions

343 photos of restoration of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds helicopter

1079 Photos from Dau Tieng Camp Rainier 188th AHC 1967 - 1968

Negative strips (650)

570 photos of 188th AHC at LZ Sally 1968

Photographs of Operation Rapid Fire V (134)

Photos of Dau Tieng Camp Rainier 1967 - 68 (325)

Photographs of the Black Widows in Operation Iraqi Freedom (49)

Photographs of the Black Widows (23)

188th AHC photo negatives (1 photograph, 262 negatives, 3 slides)

Reunion South negatives (27)

KIAs negatives (4)

LZ Sally negatives (2)

Captain Don Amoroso photos (38)

Leroy Lamb negatives (19)

Laminated oversize photo showing a 4/101 Black Widow helicopter formation (Section 12, Drawer 9, Folder 6)

VA070295-VA070412

Box-280

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60
Maps

4 maps of Cong Giuoc 1:25,000 (Contained in Section 12, Drawer 11, Folder 19)

Agents Sprayed Map (Orange, White, & Blue) covering area XT including (but not limited to) Tay Ninh, Cu Chi, Phu Cuong, & An Loc July-September 1969 (Section 12 Drawer 20, Folder 2)

South Vietnam III Corps Military Region Administrative Divisions (Scale 1:500,000) also includes the northern part of IV Corps (Section 12, Drawer 20, Folder 2)

4 Map overlays for 269th Combat Aviation Battalion operations, Cu Chi 1967 069map0135, 069map0136, 069map0137, 069map0138 (Section 13, Drawer 14, Folder 5)

Laminated Operation Rapid Fire V Annex G operations and intelligence overlays 069map0139 (Section 13, Drawer 14, Folder 4)

Laminated III Corps Administrative Divisions map with Black Widow bases
highlighted 069map0140 (Section 13, Drawer 14, Folder 4)

Laminated 1:100,000 map Vietnam, Cambodia sheet 6231 069map0141 (Section 13, Drawer 14, Folder 4)

Joint Operations Graphic (Air) 1:250000 – Cambodia, Vietnam 069map0143 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 2)

Hieu Thien 1:50000 069map0144 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 2)

Thach Khe 1:50000 069map0145 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 2)

Lien Thach 1:50000 069map0146 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 2)

Nha Trang 1:50000 069map0147 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 2)

Ninh Hoa 1:50000 069map0148 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 2)

Ninh Lam 1:50000 069map0149 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 2)

Phu Duc 1:50000 069map0150 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 2)

My Tho 1:50000 069map0151 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 2)

Truc Giang 1:50000 069map0152 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 2)

Vung Liem 1:50000 069map0153 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 3)

Ph Kampong Trac 1:50000 069map0154 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 3)

Khum Trapeang Phlong 1:50000 069map0155 (Section 13, Drawer 12,
Folder 3)

Can Giuoc 1:50000 069map0156 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 3)

Tan An 1:50000 069map0157 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 3)

Tri Tam 1:50000 069map0158 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 3)

Memut 1:50000 069map0159 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 3)

Loc Ninh 1:50000 069map0160 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 3)

Q Phu Loc 1:50000 069map0161 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 3)

Buon Thach Trai 1:50000 069map0162 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 3)

E Lam Thuong 1:50000 069map0163 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 4)

Buon Ea Thi 1:50000 069map0164 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 4)

Triem Duc 1:50000 069map0165 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 4)

Son Hoa 1:50000 069map0166 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 4)

Canh Tien 1:50000 069map0167 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 4)

Ban Nham 1:50000 069map0168 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 4)

Van Gia 1:50000 069map0169 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 4)

Tuy An 1:50000 069map0170 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 4)

Dong Xuan 1:50000 069map0171 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 4)

Dong Cam 1:50000 069map0172 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 4)

Bien Hoa: 1:50000 069map0173 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 5)

Ben Cat 1:50000 069map0174 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 5)

An Loc 1:50000 069map0175 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 5)

Dong Xoai 1:50000 069map0176 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 5)

Bo Tuc 1:50000 069map0177 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 5)

Xom Ruong 1:50000 069map0178 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 5)

Ho Chi Minh City 1:50000 069map0179 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 5)

Nhon Trach 1:50000 069map0180 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 5)

Go Cong 1:50000 069map0181 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 5)

An Thanh 1:50000 069map0182 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 5)

Binh Dai 1:50000 069map0183 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 6)

Duc Hoa 1:50000 069map0184 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 6)

Tuyen Nhon 1:50000 069map0185 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 6)

Duc Hue 1:50000 069map0186 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 6)

Ta Dath 1:50000 069map0187 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 6)

Khiem Ich 1:50000 069map0188 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 6)

Tay Ninh 1:50000 069map0189 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 6)

Hammond Vietnam Conflict Map 069map0192 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 6)

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180
Museum Objects

069museum2890 - United States Army Aviation 188th Assault Helicopter Company T-shirt

069museum3370 - Vietnam Fact Cards

069museum4404 - "Welcome Home Brothers" on a stitched vinyl banner (D215.7)

069museum3283 - 188th Assault Helicopter Company (Black Widows) caps (5)

069museum3287 - 269th Combat Aviation Battalion (Black Barons) cap

069museum3289 - Model Huey Helicopter

069museum3288 - Original cap worn by Detra during his service in Vietnam, 1967

069museum3268 - Patch - 1st Logistical Command

069museum3269 - Patch - 1st Marine Division, Guadalcanal

069museum3270 - Patch - 2nd Marine Division

069museum3271 - Patch - 3rd Marine Division

069museum3272 - Patch - 6th Army (2)

069museum3273 - Patch - 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (ACR)

069museum3274 - Patch - Fort Polk Tiger Land

069museum3275 - Patch - MACV

069museum3276 - Patch - MACV SOG

069museum3277 - Patch - Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 361 (Flying Tigers) (2 copies)

069museum3278 - Patch - Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 361 (Flying Tigers), Iraq, 2004-2005

069museum3279 - Patch - Mountain Patches - Unidentified (3)

069museum3280 - Patch 7th Air Force

069museum3281 - Unidentified patch depicting a skull with wings impaled by a knife. The design is yellow on a field of black.

069museum3282 - Unidentified patch with a field of blue surrounded by 13 stars

069museum3283 - 188th Assault Helicopter Company Black Widows Hat

069museum3284 - 188th Landing Zone Sally Spiders Hat

069museum3285 - 188th Assault Helicopter Company Black Widows Hat

069museum3286 - Black Widows A Company 9 Hat

069museum4960 - Decal - Black Widows - Air Cav Death Rides (2 on one sheet)

069museum4961 - Patch - A Co Comancheros 4-101 AVN Unit Patch

069museum4962 - White Scarf

069museum4963 - White Scarf

069museum4964 - Red Scarf

069museum4965 - Black Scarf With Black Widow Icon

069museum4966 - Red, White and Blue Scarf With B-36 Orlando 2011 Printed On It

069museum4967 - Black Widows patch

069museum4968 - Black Widows patch subdued

069museum4969 - Spiders patch

069museum4970 - Reproduction of Black Widow crew of the month plaque

069museum4971 - 188th Black Widow Aviation 603rd patch

069museum4972 - 188th Black Widow Aviation 1st patch

069museum4973 - 188th Black Widow Aviation 1st patch

069museum4974 - 188th Black Widow Aviation 2nd patch

069museum4975 - Black Widow C Co 101 AHB button, white with blue diamond

069museum4976 - Black Widow C Co 101 AHB button, blue

069museum4977 - Black Widow C Co 101 AHB button, white

069museum4978 - Small oval Black Widow C Co 101 AHB patch

069musuem4979 - Large oval Black Widow C Co 101 AHB patch

069museum4980 - Wings of the Eagle patch

069museum4981 - Screaming Eagle (101st Airborne) patch

069museum4982 - Screaming Eagle (101st Airborne) patch subdued

069museum4983 - Airborne patch

069museum4984 - Airborne patch subdued

069museum4985 - I touched the Wall patch

069museum4986 - The Land that God Forgot Vietnam patch

069museum4987 - 1st Aviation Brigade crest lapel pin

069museum4988 - 269th Combat Aviation Battalion crest lapel pin

069museum4989 - 10th Combat Aviation Battalion crest lapel pin

069museum4990 - 101st Aviation Battalion crest lapel pin

069museum4991 - Crew member flight wings patch

069museum4992 - Crew member flight wings patch

069museum4993 - Detra name patch

069museum4994 - Detra name patch

069museum4995 - Vietnam 1967 patch

069museum4996 - Specialist 4th Class patch

069museum4997 - Round Wings of the Eagle 101st Avn BN patch

069museum4998 - Diamond A Company 4/101 AVN Comancheros patch

069museum4999 - Round red A/101 AHB Comanchero patch

069museum5000 - B Company 4/101 AVN Kingsman patch

069museum5001 - B Company 4/101 AVN Kingsman patch subdued

069museum5006 - Black beret worn by present day Black Widows

069museum5007 - Patch - 10th Mountain Division

069museum5008 - Patch - 10th Mountain Division subdued

069museum5009 - Patch - Mountain

069museum5010 - Military payment certificate 10 cents

069museum5011 - Military payment certificate 10 cents

069museum5012 - Flight helmet decorated with 'Cherry Boy' in carrying bag

069museum5014 Fatigue shirt for Detra with Vietnam Veterans Memorial 1982 - 1992 10 years of honor patch

069museum5015 Wooden helicopter model

069museum5016 Vietnam Veteran's Memorial silver commemorative coin

069museum5017 Air Medal in box

069museum5018 Vietnam Service Medal set

069museum5020 Vietnam Service Medal set

069museum5021 Tet 1968 Commemorative Medal

069museum5022 Patch for present day Black Widows

069museum5023 Patch for present day Black Widows

069museum5024 Patch for present day Black Widows

069museum5025 Spiders patch

069museum5026 Spiders button

069museum5027 188th Black Widow Aviation 1rst button

069museum5028 188th Black Widow Aviation 2nd button

069museum5029 188th Black Widow Aviation 2nd button

069museum5030 188th Black Widow Aviation Aim High button

069museum5031 Widow Menders 603 TC Det button

069museum5032 603rd T.C. Det Backbone of the 188th Aviation co button

069museum5033 Raiders button

069museum5034 6/8 Armed Helicopter button

069museum5035 Photo button

069museum5036 Photo button

069museum5037 Air Medal ribbon bar

069museum5038 National Defense Service Medal ribbon bar

069museum5039 Army Meritorious Unit Commendation ribbon bar

069museum5040 Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with palm ribbon bar

069museum5041 Vietnam Service ribbon bar

069museum5042 Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal ribbon bar

069museum5043 Door Gunner lapel pin

069museum5044 Minnesota Vietnam Veterans Memorial lapel pin

069museum5045 Biere Export '33' lapel pin

069museum5046 Dau Tieng lapel pin

069museum5047 U.S. Army lapel pin

069museum5048 Black Widow's Challenge Coin

069museum5049 Vietnam on spade lapel pin

069museum5050 Air medal lapel pin

069museum5051 Air medal lapel pin

069museum5052 Air medal ribbon bar lapel pin

069museum5053 God, duty, country Vietnam veteran lapel pin

069museum5054 1st Armored Division 'Old Ironsides' lapel pin

069museum5055 25th Infantry Division lapel pin

069museum5056 1st Aviation Brigade lapel pin

069museum5057 Unidentified white diamond with red horizontal line lapel pin

069museum5058 Unidentified white diamond with red horizontal line lapel pin

069museum5059 Specialist 4 lapel pin

069museum5060 Specialist 4 lapel pin

069museum5061 Bullet .45 caliber

069museum5062 Zippo lighter engraved with Vietnam 67 - 68 Spider Gun Team

069museum5063 P-38 can opener

069museum5064 1967 quarter

069museum5065 1967 half dollar

069museum5066 1967 half dollar

069museum5067 1965 half dollar

069museum5068 Tet counteroffensive 1968 battle streamer

069museum5069 Vietnam 1967 battle streamer

069museum5070 New Guinea

069museum5071 Counteroffensive Phase IV

069museum5072 Counteroffensive Phase III

069museum5073 Counteroffensive Phase II

069museum5074 Vietnam 1967 - 68

069museum5075 Vietnam 1967

069museum5076 Vietnam 1967 – 70

069museum5077 Original guidon for C Company 101 from LZ Sally 1968

069museum5078 Reproduction guidon for 188th AHC

069museum5079 American Flag flown by Black Widows during Operation Enduring Freedom February 27, 2009

069museum5080 Red, white and blue scarf with B-36 "Tay-Yoo" Colorado 1997 Dick Detra patch

069museum5081 Five dinars note

069museum5082 Ten dinars note

069museum5083 Large Black Widows Alpha co 9-101 AVN decal

069museum5084 Small Black Widows Alpha co 9-101 AVN decal

069museum5096 - Spiders A Company 4/3 AVN pocket patch

069museum5097 - 1st Spiders A Company 4/3 AVN pocket patch

069museum5098 - Present day Spiders A Company 4/3 AVN pocket patch

069museum5099 - 2nd Spiders A Company 4/3 AVN pocket patch

069museum5100 T-shirt remnant with Black Widows logo

069museum5101 4-101st Aviation Regiment Operation Iraqi Freedom 2005 - 2006 woven blanket

069museum5102 American Flag flown by the 4th Battalion/ 3rd Aviation Regiment/ 3rd Infantry Division over Baghdad during Operation Iraqi Freedom V on July 4, 2007

069museum5103 Old Spiders A Company 4/3 AVN Challenge Coin

069museum5104 Current Spiders A Company 4/3 AVN Challenge Coin

069museum5105 Spiders A Company 4/3 AVN pocket patch

069museum5106 Subdued Spiders A Company 4/3 AVN pocket patch

069museum5107 Subdued Spiders A Company 4/3 AVN pocket patch

069museum5108 Black Widow banner

069museum5109 Laminated sign titled Beats Walkin’ reproduction of sign displayed in Black Widow slicks UH-1H

069museum5110 Model for UH-1C Huey Gunship "Special Nose Art Edition" new in box

069museum5112 MACV SOG patch

069museum5113 CCN patch

069museum5114 CCS patch

069museum5115 CCN patch

069museum5116 CCN patch

069museum5117 Eagle Dustoff patch

069museum5118 II Field Force patch

069museum5119 II Field Force patch (subdued)

069museum5120 9th Infantry patch

069museum5121 199th Light Infantry Brigade patch

069museum5122 82nd Airborne Division patch

069museum5123 173rd Airborne Division patch

069museum5124 1st Cavalry Division patch

069museum5125 1st Cavalry Division patch

069museum5126 4th Infantry Division patch

069museum5127 25th Infantry Division patch

069museum5128 1st Infantry Division patch

069museum5129 MACV patch

069museum5130 Navy SEAL Team One patch

069museum5131 Navy SEAL patch

069museum5132 Viet Cong flag

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Moving Images

069VI2350 VHS Video History of the 188th AHC, Vietnam, 1967-1968

069VI2515 VHS Helicopter Gunners and U.S. Armor

069VI2516 VHS Helicopter and Airmobility

069VI2517 VHS Vietnam April 1995

069VI2518 VHS The Year of the Vietnam Vet 1992

069VI2519 VHS A Bright Shining Lie

069VI2520 VHS Blank Tape for T.V. Shows-JFK

069VI2521 VHS Keith and Gerry-Vietnam 1996 25th AO

069VI2522 VHS Vietnam

069VI2523 VHS Mad Dog 16: A Living Legend

069VI2524 VHS Hamburger Hill May 1969

069VI2525 VHS Of Heroes and Helicopters: The Life and Times of the Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam

069VI2526 VHS LZ Sally ’68 Willie

069VI2527 VHS Nam and Hueys

069VI2528 VHS 188th AHC C. Maurer-Smokie

069VI2529 VHS Detra #0008081

069VI2530 VHS 188th AHC Footage – ’67-‘68

069VI2531 VHS Pipe Smoke 67/68

069VI2532 VHS LZ Sally 1968, Company Area and Guns, Vernon Peake

069VI2533 VHS Flight Line: the Army Helicopter Pilots of Vietnam

069VI2534 188th Flag 4/7/98

069VI2535 VHS A Soldier Returns: Schwarzkopf in Vietnam

069VI2536 VHS Taxis of Conflict: The Helicopter War Vols 1&2

069VI2537 VHS The Vietnam War with Walter Crokite

069VI2538 VHS History of Vietnam Volumes 1 & 2

069VI2576 Super 8mm Film from Vietnam

069VI3597 VHS The Personal Experience-Helicopter Warfare in Vietnam

069VI3598 DVD Highest Traditions: Memories of War

069VI3599 DVD In the Shadow of the Blade

069VI3600 DVD Vietnam Nurses with Dana Delany

069VI3601 DVD Military History Videos: Camp Evans Operation Delaware 1968

069VI3602 DVD Military History Videos: Dau Tieng Base Camp & Air Field

069VI3603 VHS 269th CAB/188th AHC Viet Nam 1967 - 68

069VI3604 VHS Vietnam the Helicopter War (dubbed copy)

069VI3605 VHS 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division September 1967 - June 1968

069VI3608 DVD Desert Sky - The Untold Story of the 159th Aviation Brigade in Iraq told by the Soldiers

069VI3609 DVD Remastered Black Widow Video 1967 - 1968 Volume II

069VI3610 DVD Remastered Black Widow Video 1967 - 1968 Volume I

069VI3611 DVD Mudge video - helicopter footage 188th AHC August 1967 - August 1968

069VI3612 DVD WO Geoffrey Handel videos 1967 - 1968 Dau Tieng, LZ Sally, Phu Hiep

069VI3613 DVD 4-101 Video Iraq June 2006

069VI3643 DVD Spiders A/4/3

069VI3756 DVD John Soares Spider 65 1967 - 68 Volume III

069VI3757 DVD Remastered Black Widow Video 1967 - 69 Volume IV

069VI3758 DVD Black Widow Video 1968 - 1970 Volume V

069VI3759 DVD Remastered Black Widow Video 1969 - 1970 Volume VI

069VI3760 DVDRemastered Black Widow Video 1970 - 1971 Volume VII

069VI3761 DVD Remastered Black Widow Video 1968 - 1969 Volume IX

069VI3762 DVD Remastered Black Widow Video 1968 - 1970 Volume X

069VI3763 DVD Remastered Black Widow Video 1969 - 1970 Volume XI

069VI3764 DVD Remastered Black Widow Video 1969 - 1970 Volume XI

069VI3765 DVD Black Widow/Spider Video 1967 - 1968 Volume XII

069VI3766 DVD Volume XVII - Black Widows and/or found online videos 1965 - 2011

069VI3767 DVD Black Widows 1968 - 1970 Volume XVI

069VI3768 DVD More War Vidz, Taliban Bodies & Thunderstruck (helicopter)

069VI3769 DVD Joe Low video 1967 - 68

069VI3772 VHS Vietnam Home Movies: The True Story of Major Alfred
Demailo and "The Smiling Tigers"

069VI3773 VHS Vietnam Home Movies: The True Story of Captain James "Bob" Powell and "The Gunslingers"

069VI3774 VHS Know Your Enemy: The Viet Cong

069VI3775 VHS Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam

069VI3776 VHS Vietnam Volume II: The Elusive Enemy, Courage Under Fire

069VI3777 VHS Trophies of Grace

069VI3778 VHS Black Widow Reunion - Washington, DC, 2000

069VI3779 VHS The Daring Americans - 2nd Ptn UTT - VN 1964; VHPA Reunion - Washington DC, July 2000

069VI3780 VHS Coming Home

069VI3781 VHS 5th Special Forces LRRP

069VI3782 VHS True Story of the Screaming Eagles 101 Airborne

069VI3783 VHS The Battle of Khe Sahn

069VI3784 VHS Ripcord with Oliver North

069VI3785 VHS Vietnam Black Widows

069VI3786 VHS Jack Johnson - Vietnam 65-68 Order of Battle

069VI3787 VHS Coming Home

069VI3788 VHS Vietnam: The Soldiers Story

069VI3789 VHS Reunion D.C. 2000

069VI3790 VHS Nam

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Audio

069AU2386

Combat Assault Ta Bat Airfield A Shau I Corps. August 4, 1968

069AU2387

AFVN American Forces Vietnam Network

069AU2388

Songs sung at L.Z. Sally by 1st Flight platoon door gunner John Norderstrom, May 1968

069AU2389

Gunships & organic fire in front of Battalion Battery Position, June 9, 1969

069AU2390

Vietnam 69, Walk B222, ambush, comedy

069AU2391

Mortar Attack at Dau Tieng

069AU2392

Detour by Duane Eddy & The Rebels

069AU2393

Just Once in my Life by The Righteous Brothers

Cassette tapes

069AU2825

Audio letters home from Wally Nye

069AU2826

188 AHC Voices from the past Ashau Valley August 5, 1968

069AU2828

Vietnam: A Musical Retrospective

069AU2829

Vietnam Blues: Combat Tested Blues...For Peace by Sarge Lintecum

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Serials

Vietnam: 1998: January: 1999: December: 2008: February, April

The Trading Post: The American Society of Military Insignia Collectors, January-March 1967 (2 Copies)

Tour 365: 1968: Winter

Falcon Flyer: 2008: February (2 copies)

Life: 1967: August 25, October 20, October 27

Behind the Lines: 1997: September/October; 1998: January/February

The Drop: 1995: Summer

Vietnam Journal: Indian Country: The Vietnam Journal Graphic Story Collection Volume 1: 1990

Vietnam Journal: The Iron Triangle: The Vietnam Journal Graphic Story Collection Volume 2: 1993

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Comic Books

The 'Nam: 1986: 1: 1987: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: 1988: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25: 1989: 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39: 1990: 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51: 1991: 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63: 1992: 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75: 1993: 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84 (2 copies of each issue with 3 copies of issue 20)
Vietnam Journal: 1989: 9, 10, 11:1990: 12, 13, 14, 15: 1991: 16
Vietnam Journal: Valley of Death: 1994: 1
Vietnam Journal: Bloodbath at Khe Sanh: 1993: 1, 2, 3, 4
Vietnam Journal: Tet ’68: 1992: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5: 1993: 6

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Newsletters

Black Widow Newsletter: 1992: April: 1993: April: 1994: April: 1995: April

Black Widows/Spiders: 1998: March: 1999: January, October: 2000: Spring, September: 2001: March, December: 2002: September: 2003: March, October: 2004: March-April, October-November: 2005: April, October: 2006: March, October: 2007: March-April, September-October: 2008: March, September: 2009: March, July (2 copies): 2010: March, May, October: 2011: March, September-October, November: 2012: April, September

Alpha's Pride: 2010: April, October: 2011: January

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Slides

18 Slides Dau Tieng

8 Slides Crash

3 slides in bag labeled 188th photo negatives

Captain Don Amoroso Dau Tieng 1967 (21)

Leroy Lamb (66) three slides not in mount

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Electronic Media

069EM0906 CD Photos of 188th AHC door and nose art

069EM0907 CD Spider People T-shirt designs

069EM0908 CD Photos of 188th and 190th AHC plus photo captions

069EM0909 CD Flip album of photos from Larry Clark of the Spiders 1968

069EM0910 CD 188th Flight Crews Fort Campbell 12/1966, photos and documents illustrating patches

069EM0911 CD Joe Low's Images 1967 - 1968 (Disc 3 of 3)

069EM0912 CD Joe Low's Images 1967 - 1968 (Disc 2 of 3)

069EM0913 CD Joe Low's Images 1967 – 1968 (Disc 1 of 3)

069EM0914 CD 269th Combat Aviation Battalion Photo Collection

069EM0915 CD Photos and cartoons from Greg Pepper - LZ Sally 1968

069EM0916 CD Images from 2nd Platoon crew chief Ron Merlock 1967 – 68

069EM0917 CD Images of the 188th and 603rd from the 4th Signal Battalion Chuck Bagnaschi

069EM0918 CD OIF pics #2 Black Widows in Iraq

069EM0919 CD OIF pics #3 Black Widows in Iraq

069EM0920 CD Black Widows Iraq

069EM0924 CD 188th AHC May-Aug 1967

069EM0925 CD Oct. - Dec. 67 RVN 9th ID Bear Cat, Doug Tam Area

069EM0931 CD 4-3 AVN Slide Show April '05

069EM0932 CD Robert Janes 188th AHC photos (Disc 385977)

069EM0933 CD Robert Janes 188th AHC photos (Disc 755732)

069EM0934 CD Black Widow Photo Slideshow 1967 - 2008 Volume XIV

069EM0935 CD Black Widows and Spiders 1968 - 1969 Volume XV

069EM0936 CD Vietnam Helicopter History Interactive multimedia CD-ROM

069EM0937 CD Photos from Reunion July 4, 2005 San Francisco

069EM0938 CD Helicopter Poster

069EM0939 CD Photos of 188th Nose & Door Art 1967 - 68

069EM0940 CD I Corps Maps

069EM0941 CD Just Us: An Infantryman's Photo-Journal from the Vietnam War by Bill Noyes

069EM0942 CD Just Us: An Infantryman's Photo-Journal from the Vietnam War by Bill Noyes

069EM0943 CD Black Widows and Spiders posters

069EM0944 CD Photos from C.W. Bowman folders 1 – 6

069EM0945 CD Photos from C. W. Bowman Cu Chi & Ho Bo Wood 1967, etc

069EM0946 3.5 floppy disk 269th Structure diagram

069EM0947 CD Enduring Freedom 4, images of the Black Widows in Iraq

069EM0948 CD OIF pics #1 Black Widows in Iraq

069EM0949 CD Lt. Charley Maurer narrated photo slide show of Dau Tieng, LZ Sally & Phu Hiep 1966 - 68

069EM0950 CD Jack Johnson's photos of 188th commanders, Dau Tieng 1967

069EM0951 CD 188th AHC Spiders photos from Haddock 1967 – 68

069EM0952 CD Spiders - the Story of the 188th Assault Helicopter Company by Dick Detra

069EM0953 CD Photograph slide show on Recon B-36 1968

069EM0955 CD Images of pocket patches for 101st, 269th and 308th

069EM0956 CD Photo CD Reunion South

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Newspapers

Blackjack Flier: 1968: February 1

Marne Focus: 2008: January 17

Vietnam Courier: 1967: June 5, June 12, July 24, July 31, August 21, August 28, December 18

Pacific Stars and Stripes: 1967: September 9, November 24

The Army Reporter: 1967: November 5

The Observer: 1968: February 21 (2 copies)

Tropic Lightning News: 1967: September 4, September 25, October 16, November 20, November 27

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Posters

069poster0025 Laminated poster from USO show Dau Tieng December 3, 1967 'Sensational Trio in Person'

069poster0026 Laminated poster showing lineage of Dick Detra's service in Vietnam

069poster0027 Laminated poster 'Viet Nam - To Those Who Served'

069poster0028 Framed poster 101st Airborne Division units and firebases Northern I Corps Vietnam 1968 - 1972

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Scrapbooks

Black Widow Pocket Patch Collection 069scrapbook1619

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1
Oral History

OH0126 Interview with Richard Detra

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D117.3 ]]
  • Box Oversize Box 2: [Oversize Box 2] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D117.1 ]]
  • Box 3: [3] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, 2nd Floor, Stacks, D111.0 [D111.0]]
  • Box 4: [4] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, 2nd Floor, Stacks, D111.0 [D111.0]]
  • Box 5: [5] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, 2nd Floor, Stacks, D111.0 [D111.0]]
  • Box 6: [6] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D117.3 ]]
  • 2: [2] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D102.2 ]]

Inventory

  • 5 Aerial Photos
  • 3 Map Locations
  • A History of 188th Black Widow Aviation by Dick Detra and Jack O. Johnson
  • Short story written by Dick Detra titled Battle for the Horseshoe
  • One manuscript of "Spiders: The Story of 188th Assault Helicopter Company" by Dick Detra containing "The Man in the Doorway" by Michael Ryerson
  • Operational Report of 308th Combat Aviation Battalion for period ending 30 April 1968
  • Operational Report for 16th Combat Aviation Battalion Headquarters for period ending 31 July 1968
  • Helicopter Accident Summaries
  • 159th Assault Helicopter Battalion Operational Statistics
  • General Vietnam Statistics and e-mail correspondance
  • Article Titled: Spooky: Dragon In The Sky
  • 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Operational Report for Quarterly Period Ending 31 Oct 1967
  • 5th Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces Monthly Operational Summary for the Period 1-31 October 1967
  • 188th map overlays, mission statments, and references
  • 269th Combat Aviation Battalion Mission Plans and Reports
  • 1st Battlion, 502nd Infantry Annual Historical Supplement
  • 12 Combat Aviation Group Operational Report for the Period Ending 31 Oct. 1967
  • 269th Combat aviation Group Operational Report for period 1 Aug - 31 Oct 1968
  • Battalion Commander Suggestions
  • Vietnamese Language Documents
  • Vietnamese Language Document - History of Dau TIeng Rubber Tree Farm Vietnamese Language Documents
  • 5th Special Forces Group Extract from Operational Report: Lessons Learned for period ending 31 Oct. 1967
  • Description of Video 069VI2532
  • Ephemera
  • Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association Historical Reference Directory Volume 2B (ca. 1994)
  • 188th AHC Black Widows Archives - 188th Black Widow Aviation The Book - The Horseshoe by Dick Detra - The Horseshoe by Willie Gin - Original 188th History document - Black Widow plaque collection - 269th CAB Lessons Learned - coversheets artwork - Vietnam 1967-1968 Volume I
  • 188th AHC Black Widows Archives - Dau Tieng Vietnam - 269th Combat Aviation Battalion Black Barons Daily Journals Cu Chi - Vietnam 1967-1968 Volume II (May 1 - August 31, 1967)
  • 188th AHC Black Widows Archives - Dau Tieng Vietnam - 269th Combat Aviation Battalion Black Barons Daily Journals Cu Chi - Vietnam 1967-1968 Volume III (September 1 - December 31, 1967)
  • 188th AHC Black Widows Archives - Dau Tieng Vietnam - 269th Combat Aviation Battalion Black Barons Daily Journals Cu Chi - Vietnam 1967-1968 Volume IV (January 1 - March 14, 1968)
  • 188th AHC Black Widows Archives - LZ Sally I Corps - 308th Combat Aviation Battalion Black Adler Daily Journals Camp Eagle - Vietnam 1967-1968 Volume V (1 of 2) (January 21 - July 13, 1968)
  • 188th AHC Black Widows Archives - LZ Sally I Corps - LTG John H. Cushman memoirs 9/67 - 6/68 - Vietnam 1967-1968 Volume V (2 of 2) (July 8, 1996)
  • Oversize
  • 4 VHPA Calendars
  • 5 VHPA Calendars
  • Black Baron Country: Western III Corps Area of Operations - Blue Highlight Saigon & Oriental Rivers Inflitration Corridors from Cambodia Toward Saigon (map photocopy with annotations) - Vietnam 1967-1968 Volume I
  • Oversize clippings - Vietnam 1967-1968 Volume X
  • Scans of various patches - Vietnam 1967-1968 Volume XVII (No Date)
  • Map fragments showing Tay Ninh and Saigon (No Date)
  • Original rosters 188th/603rd oversize (February 1967)
  • Tropic Lightning News clipping (photocopy) (January 15, 1968)
  • Clippings (1967, 2005)
  • Fire Support Base Burt - diagram and clippings (1968, No Date)
  • Tropic Lightning News photocopies (October 9, 1967; December 18, 1967; January 29, 1968)
  • Minneapolis Star clippings (JFK assassination) (November 22, 1963; November 26, 1963)
  • 188th AHC Black Widows Archives - Fort Campbell Kentucky to Dau Tieng III Corps - Morning Reports - Vietnam 1967-1968 Volume VI (April 1 - November 30, 1967)
  • 188th AHC Black Widows Archives - Dau Tieng to LZ Sally - Morning Reports - Vietnam 1967-1968 Volume VII (December 1, 1967 - June 30, 1968)
  • 188th AHC Black Widows Archives - Individual Deceased Personnel Files - Richard L. Moore, Jerry Beckham, Harold Fetner, Robert M. Wallace, James R. Poggemeyer, Wayne G. Vanlant, Douglas R. Noel, Henry C. Cauthen Sr. - Vietnam 1967-1968 Volume VIII (1967-1968, 2002)
  • 188th AHC Black Widows Archives - Individual Deceased Personnel Files - Rodney O. Davis, Joseph W. B. Allwood, Paul E. Williams, Alfred J. Smith, James T. Donahue Jr., Boyd E. Morrow, Jimmie W. Green, Robert W. Watts, Joe D. Helvey, Leroy McKeever - Vietnam 1967-1968 Volume IX
  • 188th AHC Black Widows Archives - Newspaper articles from units the 188th supported - Nancy Sinatra - Hanoi Hanna - Articles written by Black Widows - Published stories - Vietnam 1967-1968 Volume X (1967-1968, 1992, 2000)
  • 188th AHC Black Widows Photo Archives - Dau Tieng, South Vietnam - Camp Rainier - III Corps AO - Vietnam 1967-1968 Volume XI
  • 188th AHC Black Widows Photo Archives - Dau Tieng, South Vietnam - Camp Rainier - III Corps AO - Vietnam 1967-1968 Volume XII (1966-1968)
  • 188th AHC Black Widows Photo Archives - Dau Tieng, South Vietnam - Camp Rainier - III Corps AO - Vietnam 1967-1968 Volume XIII
  • 188th AHC Black Widows Photo Archives - Dau Tieng South Vietnam - Camp Rainier - III Corps AO - Vietnam 1967-1968 Volume XIV
  • 188th AHC Black Widows Photo Archives - Base Camp LZ Sally, South Vietnam - Northern I Corps AO - Vietnam 1968 Volume XV
  • 188th AHC Black Widows Photo Archives - Base Camp LZ Sally, South Vietnam - Northern I Corps AO - Vietnam 1968 Volume XVI
  • 188th AHC Black Widows Archives - Army talk in Vietnam slang terms - Doc Parker's diary and photos - Major Jack Johnson photos - Misc. articles 188th related - Call signs and unit patches - Vietnam 1967-1968 Volume XVII (1995-2000, No Date)
  • 188th AHC Black Widows Archives - Operation Rapid Fire V B-36, A-361 & A-362 - Vietnam 1967-1968 Volume XVIII
  • Maps, aerial views, clippings, station lists, and reports (1967-1968)
  • 188th AHC Black Widows Archives - 1st Aviation Brigade & 269th CAB classified data & articles - Photos of Dick Detra in basic and AIT and at the Wall in 1992 with Dave Huggins and Dennis Pierpoint - Black Widow group photos - Pacific Coast Air Museum Air Show (1966-1968, 1998, 2000, 2005)
  • Photo history of the complete restoration of a 1969 Black Widow UH-1H slick tail #66-16779; markings and door/nose art from 1967 when the 188th AHC was assigned to the 269th CAB - "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" (1973, 1999, 2004, 2007, No Date)
  • II Field Force Vietnam Operational Report Lessons Learned, period ending 31 July 1967
  • II Field Force Vietnam Operational Report Lessons Learned period ending 31 October 1967
  • Tet Offensive II Field Force Vietnam After Action Report, period 31 January - 18 February 1968
  • II Field Force Vietnam Operational Report Lessons Learned period ending 30 April 1968
  • 1st Air Cavalry Division After Action Report - Operation Delaware; clipping (1968, 2008)
  • 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces After Action Report - Operation Rapid Fire V, 8 December 1967 - 24 January 1968
  • 25th Infantry Division Operational Report Lessons Learned, period ending 31 July 1967
  • 25th Infantry Division Operational Report Lessons Learned period ending 31 October 1967
  • 25th Infantry Division After Action Report - Operation Atlanta, 18-25 November 1967
  • 25th Infantry Division Operational Report Lessons Learned period ending 31 January 1968
  • 25th Infantry Division Operational Report Lessons Learned period ending 30 April 1968
  • 101st Air Cavalry Division Operational Report Lessons Learned, period ending 30 April 1968
  • 101st Assault Helicopter Battalion Operational Report, period ending 31 July 1968
  • 269th Combat Aviation Battalion Operational Report Lessons Learned, period ending 31 October 1967
  • 269th Combat Aviation Battalion Daily Staff Journals (October 1967)
  • 269th Combat Aviation Battalion Operational Report Lessons Learned, period ending 31 January 1968
  • 269th Combat Aviation Battalion Operational Report Lessons Learned, period ending 31 January 1968
  • 269th Combat Aviation Battalion Operational Report Lessons Learned, period ending 30 April 1968
  • 269th Combat Aviation Battalion Operational Report Lessons Learned, period ending 31 July 1968
  • Operation: Game Warden Navy SEAL Team I 12/67 (1967-1968, 1988, 1996, 1998)
  • Operation: Hong Kil Dong II Corps Tigers/White Horses Phu Hiep July/Aug 67
  • Operation: Nevada Eagle 101st May 1968
  • Operation Rapid Fire V After Action Reports compiled by Spider Door Gunner Dick "Cherry Boy" Detra (December 8, 1967 - January 24, 1968)
  • Operation Yellowstone (December 1967)
  • Operation: Yellowstone 25th December 1967 (1967-1968, 2000-2001)
  • 188th AHC Battles (1967-1968, 1994, 2000, No Date)
  • Shoot down at Dau Tieng - Tet 1-31-68 - correspondence and silver star citation (1968, 2006)
  • Dick - certificates (1998, 2003-2004, 2006-2008, No Date)
  • Newsletter clippings and ephemera (1993, 1996, 1998, No Date)
  • Vietnam War Memorial profiles and etchings (2011)
  • Rendezvous with Destiny clippings (1968-1969)
  • Tet 1968 - clippings and correspondence (1993, 1996, 1998)
  • "Spiders" Gun Platoon (Red) - personal recollections; notes; rosters; service records; images; clippings; correspondence; diagrams (1968, 1997-1998)
  • 188th Assault Helicopter Company calendar (2000)
  • Letters home from Crew Chief SP/5 Ron Merlock (1967)
  • 188th Black Widow Aviation by 2nd Platoon & Spider Door Gunner Dick "Cherry Boy" Detra and Black Widow 6 LTC Jack O. Johnson (July 4, 2002)
  • 188th Black Widow Aviation by 2nd Platoon & Spider Door Gunner DIck "Cherry Boy" Detra and Black Widow 6 LTC Jack O. Johnson (July 4, 2002)
  • FM 23-67 - Machinegun 7.62-MM, M60 (Department of the Army Field Manual) (October 1964)
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day Ceremony program with etchings from the Wall, handouts, and postcard (1992, No Date)
  • Our Finest Young Men by Andy Farris, A/2/12 Weapons Platoon Leader September-December 1967 (No Date)
  • 188th manuscript by Dave Miller (former armorer of the Spiders Gun Platoon) (2012)
  • Lt. Colonel Bob Janes photos from 188th AHC (069EM0924, 069EM0925) (2011, No Date)
  • Lt. Colonel Bob Janes 188th AHC photos (069EM0932, 069EM0933) (No Date)
  • 188th AHC commander Jack Johnson personal letters (1 of 2) (1996-2009)
  • 188th AHC commander Jack Johnson personal letters (2 of 2) (1996-2009)
  • Jack Johnson awards statements (1968, 2008)
  • Jack Johnson efficiency reports (1965, 1968, 2005)
  • 188th statistics (June 1967 - April 1968)
  • 188th Lineage (1968-1974, 1986, 1997-1999, 2004)
  • Awards lists, general orders (1966-1971, 1997, 2004)
  • Original rosters 188th/603rd (1966-1972, 2002)
  • Ft. Campbell "Wings of Liberty" Museum (1 of 2) (2001-2003)
  • Ft. Campbell "Wings of Liberty" Museum (2 of 2) (2001-2003)
  • 188th Assault Helicopter Company signs and article regarding General Giap (2010, No Date)
  • Agent Orange spraying (1992, 1996, No Date)
  • May 18, 1968 McKeever fragging (1968, 2000-2001)
  • Remember When booklets (1967 and 1968) (No Date)
  • Nui Ba Den - The Black Virgin Mt. - clippings and correspondence (1967, 1999, No Date)
  • August 30, 1967 - The Horseshoe - clippings, correspondence, award citations, daily staff journals (1967-1968, 1995-1996, 1999, 2002-2003)
  • 1st Lift Platoon (yellow) - correspondence, notes, personal recollections (1996, 1998-2001)
  • LZ Sally - 3/68 - 7/68 - correspondence, notes, personal recollections, event programs, award citations (1968-1969, 1995-2001, 2007)
  • 188th Aviation Co. deployment - correspondence, notes, clippings (1996-1998, 2007)
  • Dau Tieng, VN - correspondence, notes, personal recollections, historical summaries, clippings (1972, 1982, 1987, 1996-2001, 2005)
  • June 24, 1967 mortar attack - correspondence, clippings, notes, award citations (1967, 1997, 2001, 2005)
  • Presidential unit citation application (1998, 2008-2009)
  • Correspondence, glossary of 188th AHC terms, 188th AHC lineage, personal recollections, inventory of unit patches (2000, No Date)
  • 188th AHC operations (1967-1968, 2000-2005)
  • Fire Support Base Burt - after action reports, daily staff journals, diagrams, clippings, notes, unit histories, correspondence (1967-1968, 2008, No Date)
  • Photocopy of Tour 365 (1969)
  • Clipping and Pacific Coast Air Museum newsletters (1996, 2004-2005)
  • Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association clippings (1996-2000, No Date)
  • Vietnam Veterans commemorative envelopes and stamps (1979, 1984)
  • Correspondence found with 069VI3603 (2004)
  • Clipping found with 069VI3604 (2001)
  • Note accompanying helicopter model (No Date)
  • Black Widows/Spiders glossary and lineage (No Date)
  • Alpha Company RSOI and Black Widows/Spiders battle roster for Operation Iraqi Freedom (2005)
  • Certificate of authenticity, customs note, and letter regarding 069museum5102 (2007)
  • Black Widow Airlines calling cards and signs (No Date)
  • Correspondence and certificates regarding 069museum5079 (2009)
  • A-4-3 Spiders - memos, clippings, speeches, correspondence, images, signs, care package instructions (2005, No Date)
  • A-9-101 Black Widows - notes, correspondence, unit histories, event programs, flyers, newsletters, clippings, military orders, event agendas, images, signs, Fort Campbell overview (1989, 1995, 1998-1999, 2002-2004)
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Books

AH-1 Cobra in Action

Delta Six, Soldier Surgeon by Richard L. Snider, MD

Fighting Colors: UH-1 Huey by Wayne Mutza

Gunslingers in Action

Ground War- Vietnam by Jim Mesko

Low Level Hell: A Scout Pilot in the Big Red One by Hugh L. Mills, Jr. with Robert A Anderson

Modern Miltary Aircraft: Huey by Lou Drendel

Nam-Sense: Survivng Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division by Arthur Wiknik, Jr.

Outlaws in Vietnam: The Story of the 175th Aviation Company 1966-67 by David L. Eastman

Offerings at the Wall: Artifacts from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Collection

Secret Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines with the Elite Warriors of SOG by John L. Plaster

The Vietnam Experience series

Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War by Michael Sallah and Mitch Weiss

UH-1 Huey in Action

Vietnam: The Helicopter War by Phillip D. Chinnery

Walkaround: UH-1 Huey Gunships

Xin Loi, Vietnam by Al Sever

The 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam: 1966-1967 edited by 1st Lieutenant Larry Rottmann

Special Operations Association commemorative book by Special Operations Association, 2005

1st Battalion, 27 Artillery in Vietnam Yearbook, 1968

A Veteran's Album: A Photographic Memory Book of the Vietnam War, 1993

Army Aviation in Vietnam, 1961-1963 by Ralph Young, 1999 (signed by the author)

Army Aviation in Vietnam, 1963-1966 by Ralph Young, 2000 (signed by the author)

Bell UH-1 Huey "Slicks" 1962-1975 by Chris Bishop, 2003

Chronicle of the 20th Century, 1987

First Infantry Division in Vietnam "Big Red One" 1993

Flak Jackets by Simon Dunstan, 1984

Ghost of the Nam by Charlie Fortner, 1988 (signed by the author)

Ground War Vietnam, Volume 1, 1945-1965 by Jim Mesko, 1990

Heroes of Our Time by Kenneth N. Jordan, Sr., 1994

Mobile Riverine Force: America's Mobile Riverine Force in Vietnam, 1997

Nam: A Photographic History, 2001

Nam: The Vietnam Experience, 1965-1975 by John Pimlott, 1990

P-61 Black Widow in Action

Primer of the Helicopter War by Charles Holley and Mike Sloniker, 1997

The Complete Military History of the Vietnam War by Douglas Welsh, 1990

United States Army Air Ambulance by Mark M. Hough, 1999 (signed by the author)

The Vietnam Experience, Introduction by David J. Bowman, 1989

The World's Great Military Helicopters, 1990

Twenty-Fifth Infantry Division "Tropic Lightning" Vietnam, 1965-1970

Vietnam Choppers: Helicopters in Battle, 1950-1975 by Simon Dunstan, 1988

Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association, 1st Edition, 1995

Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association, 2nd Edition, 1998

Vietnam Odyssey: The Story of the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne in Vietnam

Vietnam Veterans of America, 1998

Vietnam War Paintings by James Davis Nelson, 2003 (signed by the author)

Days of Valor: An Inside Account of the Bloodiest Six Months of the Vietnam War by Robert L. Tonsetic, 2007

The Men Behind the Trident: SEAL Team One in Vietnam by Dennis J. Cummings, 1997

The Rise & Fall of an American Army: U.S. Ground Forces in Vietnam, 1965-1973 by Shelby L. Stanton, 1985

Phantom Warriors: LRRPs, LRPs, and Rangers in Vietnam (Book One) by Gary A. Linderer, 2000

SOG: The Secret Wars of America's Commandos in Vietnam by John L. Plaster, 1997

15 Months in SOG: A Warrior's Tour by Thom Nicholson, 1999

Death in the Delta: Diary of a Navy SEAL by Gary R. Smith and Alan Maki, 1995

The Protected Will Never Know by Leigh Wade, 1998

The Hill by Leonard B. Scott, 1989

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Photographs

Dick looks at the jungle through his gunsight - 1968

188th Assault choppers pas Nui Ba Den near Tay Ninh - 1967

201 photos of Black Widow reunions

Dick Detra Certificates

Dick's Chopper waits on standby - 1968

347 negatives depicting scenes from Dau Tieng, LZ Sally 1967-1968

303 negatives depicting LZ Sally aerial views, Post Signs 2nd/101st 1968

"Camp Rainier" Dau Tieng, South Vietnam 1967-1968 (matte)

112 photographs depicting scenes from Basic Training at Ft. Lewis January/February 1967 and a visit to the wall in 1992

183 photos of Black Widow reunions

343 photos of restoration of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds helicopter

1079 Photos from Dau Tieng Camp Rainier 188th AHC 1967 - 1968

Negative strips (650)

570 photos of 188th AHC at LZ Sally 1968

Photographs of Operation Rapid Fire V (134)

Photos of Dau Tieng Camp Rainier 1967 - 68 (325)

Photographs of the Black Widows in Operation Iraqi Freedom (49)

Photographs of the Black Widows (23)

188th AHC photo negatives (1 photograph, 262 negatives, 3 slides)

Reunion South negatives (27)

KIAs negatives (4)

LZ Sally negatives (2)

Captain Don Amoroso photos (38)

Leroy Lamb negatives (19)

Laminated oversize photo showing a 4/101 Black Widow helicopter formation (Section 12, Drawer 9, Folder 6)

VA070295-VA070412

Box-280

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Maps

4 maps of Cong Giuoc 1:25,000 (Contained in Section 12, Drawer 11, Folder 19)

Agents Sprayed Map (Orange, White, & Blue) covering area XT including (but not limited to) Tay Ninh, Cu Chi, Phu Cuong, & An Loc July-September 1969 (Section 12 Drawer 20, Folder 2)

South Vietnam III Corps Military Region Administrative Divisions (Scale 1:500,000) also includes the northern part of IV Corps (Section 12, Drawer 20, Folder 2)

4 Map overlays for 269th Combat Aviation Battalion operations, Cu Chi 1967 069map0135, 069map0136, 069map0137, 069map0138 (Section 13, Drawer 14, Folder 5)

Laminated Operation Rapid Fire V Annex G operations and intelligence overlays 069map0139 (Section 13, Drawer 14, Folder 4)

Laminated III Corps Administrative Divisions map with Black Widow bases
highlighted 069map0140 (Section 13, Drawer 14, Folder 4)

Laminated 1:100,000 map Vietnam, Cambodia sheet 6231 069map0141 (Section 13, Drawer 14, Folder 4)

Joint Operations Graphic (Air) 1:250000 – Cambodia, Vietnam 069map0143 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 2)

Hieu Thien 1:50000 069map0144 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 2)

Thach Khe 1:50000 069map0145 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 2)

Lien Thach 1:50000 069map0146 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 2)

Nha Trang 1:50000 069map0147 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 2)

Ninh Hoa 1:50000 069map0148 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 2)

Ninh Lam 1:50000 069map0149 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 2)

Phu Duc 1:50000 069map0150 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 2)

My Tho 1:50000 069map0151 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 2)

Truc Giang 1:50000 069map0152 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 2)

Vung Liem 1:50000 069map0153 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 3)

Ph Kampong Trac 1:50000 069map0154 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 3)

Khum Trapeang Phlong 1:50000 069map0155 (Section 13, Drawer 12,
Folder 3)

Can Giuoc 1:50000 069map0156 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 3)

Tan An 1:50000 069map0157 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 3)

Tri Tam 1:50000 069map0158 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 3)

Memut 1:50000 069map0159 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 3)

Loc Ninh 1:50000 069map0160 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 3)

Q Phu Loc 1:50000 069map0161 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 3)

Buon Thach Trai 1:50000 069map0162 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 3)

E Lam Thuong 1:50000 069map0163 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 4)

Buon Ea Thi 1:50000 069map0164 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 4)

Triem Duc 1:50000 069map0165 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 4)

Son Hoa 1:50000 069map0166 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 4)

Canh Tien 1:50000 069map0167 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 4)

Ban Nham 1:50000 069map0168 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 4)

Van Gia 1:50000 069map0169 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 4)

Tuy An 1:50000 069map0170 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 4)

Dong Xuan 1:50000 069map0171 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 4)

Dong Cam 1:50000 069map0172 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 4)

Bien Hoa: 1:50000 069map0173 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 5)

Ben Cat 1:50000 069map0174 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 5)

An Loc 1:50000 069map0175 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 5)

Dong Xoai 1:50000 069map0176 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 5)

Bo Tuc 1:50000 069map0177 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 5)

Xom Ruong 1:50000 069map0178 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 5)

Ho Chi Minh City 1:50000 069map0179 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 5)

Nhon Trach 1:50000 069map0180 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 5)

Go Cong 1:50000 069map0181 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 5)

An Thanh 1:50000 069map0182 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 5)

Binh Dai 1:50000 069map0183 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 6)

Duc Hoa 1:50000 069map0184 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 6)

Tuyen Nhon 1:50000 069map0185 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 6)

Duc Hue 1:50000 069map0186 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 6)

Ta Dath 1:50000 069map0187 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 6)

Khiem Ich 1:50000 069map0188 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 6)

Tay Ninh 1:50000 069map0189 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 6)

Hammond Vietnam Conflict Map 069map0192 (Section 13, Drawer 12, Folder 6)

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Museum Objects

069museum2890 - United States Army Aviation 188th Assault Helicopter Company T-shirt

069museum3370 - Vietnam Fact Cards

069museum4404 - "Welcome Home Brothers" on a stitched vinyl banner (D215.7)

069museum3283 - 188th Assault Helicopter Company (Black Widows) caps (5)

069museum3287 - 269th Combat Aviation Battalion (Black Barons) cap

069museum3289 - Model Huey Helicopter

069museum3288 - Original cap worn by Detra during his service in Vietnam, 1967

069museum3268 - Patch - 1st Logistical Command

069museum3269 - Patch - 1st Marine Division, Guadalcanal

069museum3270 - Patch - 2nd Marine Division

069museum3271 - Patch - 3rd Marine Division

069museum3272 - Patch - 6th Army (2)

069museum3273 - Patch - 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (ACR)

069museum3274 - Patch - Fort Polk Tiger Land

069museum3275 - Patch - MACV

069museum3276 - Patch - MACV SOG

069museum3277 - Patch - Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 361 (Flying Tigers) (2 copies)

069museum3278 - Patch - Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 361 (Flying Tigers), Iraq, 2004-2005

069museum3279 - Patch - Mountain Patches - Unidentified (3)

069museum3280 - Patch 7th Air Force

069museum3281 - Unidentified patch depicting a skull with wings impaled by a knife. The design is yellow on a field of black.

069museum3282 - Unidentified patch with a field of blue surrounded by 13 stars

069museum3283 - 188th Assault Helicopter Company Black Widows Hat

069museum3284 - 188th Landing Zone Sally Spiders Hat

069museum3285 - 188th Assault Helicopter Company Black Widows Hat

069museum3286 - Black Widows A Company 9 Hat

069museum4960 - Decal - Black Widows - Air Cav Death Rides (2 on one sheet)

069museum4961 - Patch - A Co Comancheros 4-101 AVN Unit Patch

069museum4962 - White Scarf

069museum4963 - White Scarf

069museum4964 - Red Scarf

069museum4965 - Black Scarf With Black Widow Icon

069museum4966 - Red, White and Blue Scarf With B-36 Orlando 2011 Printed On It

069museum4967 - Black Widows patch

069museum4968 - Black Widows patch subdued

069museum4969 - Spiders patch

069museum4970 - Reproduction of Black Widow crew of the month plaque

069museum4971 - 188th Black Widow Aviation 603rd patch

069museum4972 - 188th Black Widow Aviation 1st patch

069museum4973 - 188th Black Widow Aviation 1st patch

069museum4974 - 188th Black Widow Aviation 2nd patch

069museum4975 - Black Widow C Co 101 AHB button, white with blue diamond

069museum4976 - Black Widow C Co 101 AHB button, blue

069museum4977 - Black Widow C Co 101 AHB button, white

069museum4978 - Small oval Black Widow C Co 101 AHB patch

069musuem4979 - Large oval Black Widow C Co 101 AHB patch

069museum4980 - Wings of the Eagle patch

069museum4981 - Screaming Eagle (101st Airborne) patch

069museum4982 - Screaming Eagle (101st Airborne) patch subdued

069museum4983 - Airborne patch

069museum4984 - Airborne patch subdued

069museum4985 - I touched the Wall patch

069museum4986 - The Land that God Forgot Vietnam patch

069museum4987 - 1st Aviation Brigade crest lapel pin

069museum4988 - 269th Combat Aviation Battalion crest lapel pin

069museum4989 - 10th Combat Aviation Battalion crest lapel pin

069museum4990 - 101st Aviation Battalion crest lapel pin

069museum4991 - Crew member flight wings patch

069museum4992 - Crew member flight wings patch

069museum4993 - Detra name patch

069museum4994 - Detra name patch

069museum4995 - Vietnam 1967 patch

069museum4996 - Specialist 4th Class patch

069museum4997 - Round Wings of the Eagle 101st Avn BN patch

069museum4998 - Diamond A Company 4/101 AVN Comancheros patch

069museum4999 - Round red A/101 AHB Comanchero patch

069museum5000 - B Company 4/101 AVN Kingsman patch

069museum5001 - B Company 4/101 AVN Kingsman patch subdued

069museum5006 - Black beret worn by present day Black Widows

069museum5007 - Patch - 10th Mountain Division

069museum5008 - Patch - 10th Mountain Division subdued

069museum5009 - Patch - Mountain

069museum5010 - Military payment certificate 10 cents

069museum5011 - Military payment certificate 10 cents

069museum5012 - Flight helmet decorated with 'Cherry Boy' in carrying bag

069museum5014 Fatigue shirt for Detra with Vietnam Veterans Memorial 1982 - 1992 10 years of honor patch

069museum5015 Wooden helicopter model

069museum5016 Vietnam Veteran's Memorial silver commemorative coin

069museum5017 Air Medal in box

069museum5018 Vietnam Service Medal set

069museum5020 Vietnam Service Medal set

069museum5021 Tet 1968 Commemorative Medal

069museum5022 Patch for present day Black Widows

069museum5023 Patch for present day Black Widows

069museum5024 Patch for present day Black Widows

069museum5025 Spiders patch

069museum5026 Spiders button

069museum5027 188th Black Widow Aviation 1rst button

069museum5028 188th Black Widow Aviation 2nd button

069museum5029 188th Black Widow Aviation 2nd button

069museum5030 188th Black Widow Aviation Aim High button

069museum5031 Widow Menders 603 TC Det button

069museum5032 603rd T.C. Det Backbone of the 188th Aviation co button

069museum5033 Raiders button

069museum5034 6/8 Armed Helicopter button

069museum5035 Photo button

069museum5036 Photo button

069museum5037 Air Medal ribbon bar

069museum5038 National Defense Service Medal ribbon bar

069museum5039 Army Meritorious Unit Commendation ribbon bar

069museum5040 Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with palm ribbon bar

069museum5041 Vietnam Service ribbon bar

069museum5042 Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal ribbon bar

069museum5043 Door Gunner lapel pin

069museum5044 Minnesota Vietnam Veterans Memorial lapel pin

069museum5045 Biere Export '33' lapel pin

069museum5046 Dau Tieng lapel pin

069museum5047 U.S. Army lapel pin

069museum5048 Black Widow's Challenge Coin

069museum5049 Vietnam on spade lapel pin

069museum5050 Air medal lapel pin

069museum5051 Air medal lapel pin

069museum5052 Air medal ribbon bar lapel pin

069museum5053 God, duty, country Vietnam veteran lapel pin

069museum5054 1st Armored Division 'Old Ironsides' lapel pin

069museum5055 25th Infantry Division lapel pin

069museum5056 1st Aviation Brigade lapel pin

069museum5057 Unidentified white diamond with red horizontal line lapel pin

069museum5058 Unidentified white diamond with red horizontal line lapel pin

069museum5059 Specialist 4 lapel pin

069museum5060 Specialist 4 lapel pin

069museum5061 Bullet .45 caliber

069museum5062 Zippo lighter engraved with Vietnam 67 - 68 Spider Gun Team

069museum5063 P-38 can opener

069museum5064 1967 quarter

069museum5065 1967 half dollar

069museum5066 1967 half dollar

069museum5067 1965 half dollar

069museum5068 Tet counteroffensive 1968 battle streamer

069museum5069 Vietnam 1967 battle streamer

069museum5070 New Guinea

069museum5071 Counteroffensive Phase IV

069museum5072 Counteroffensive Phase III

069museum5073 Counteroffensive Phase II

069museum5074 Vietnam 1967 - 68

069museum5075 Vietnam 1967

069museum5076 Vietnam 1967 – 70

069museum5077 Original guidon for C Company 101 from LZ Sally 1968

069museum5078 Reproduction guidon for 188th AHC

069museum5079 American Flag flown by Black Widows during Operation Enduring Freedom February 27, 2009

069museum5080 Red, white and blue scarf with B-36 "Tay-Yoo" Colorado 1997 Dick Detra patch

069museum5081 Five dinars note

069museum5082 Ten dinars note

069museum5083 Large Black Widows Alpha co 9-101 AVN decal

069museum5084 Small Black Widows Alpha co 9-101 AVN decal

069museum5096 - Spiders A Company 4/3 AVN pocket patch

069museum5097 - 1st Spiders A Company 4/3 AVN pocket patch

069museum5098 - Present day Spiders A Company 4/3 AVN pocket patch

069museum5099 - 2nd Spiders A Company 4/3 AVN pocket patch

069museum5100 T-shirt remnant with Black Widows logo

069museum5101 4-101st Aviation Regiment Operation Iraqi Freedom 2005 - 2006 woven blanket

069museum5102 American Flag flown by the 4th Battalion/ 3rd Aviation Regiment/ 3rd Infantry Division over Baghdad during Operation Iraqi Freedom V on July 4, 2007

069museum5103 Old Spiders A Company 4/3 AVN Challenge Coin

069museum5104 Current Spiders A Company 4/3 AVN Challenge Coin

069museum5105 Spiders A Company 4/3 AVN pocket patch

069museum5106 Subdued Spiders A Company 4/3 AVN pocket patch

069museum5107 Subdued Spiders A Company 4/3 AVN pocket patch

069museum5108 Black Widow banner

069museum5109 Laminated sign titled Beats Walkin’ reproduction of sign displayed in Black Widow slicks UH-1H

069museum5110 Model for UH-1C Huey Gunship "Special Nose Art Edition" new in box

069museum5112 MACV SOG patch

069museum5113 CCN patch

069museum5114 CCS patch

069museum5115 CCN patch

069museum5116 CCN patch

069museum5117 Eagle Dustoff patch

069museum5118 II Field Force patch

069museum5119 II Field Force patch (subdued)

069museum5120 9th Infantry patch

069museum5121 199th Light Infantry Brigade patch

069museum5122 82nd Airborne Division patch

069museum5123 173rd Airborne Division patch

069museum5124 1st Cavalry Division patch

069museum5125 1st Cavalry Division patch

069museum5126 4th Infantry Division patch

069museum5127 25th Infantry Division patch

069museum5128 1st Infantry Division patch

069museum5129 MACV patch

069museum5130 Navy SEAL Team One patch

069museum5131 Navy SEAL patch

069museum5132 Viet Cong flag

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Moving Images

069VI2350 VHS Video History of the 188th AHC, Vietnam, 1967-1968

069VI2515 VHS Helicopter Gunners and U.S. Armor

069VI2516 VHS Helicopter and Airmobility

069VI2517 VHS Vietnam April 1995

069VI2518 VHS The Year of the Vietnam Vet 1992

069VI2519 VHS A Bright Shining Lie

069VI2520 VHS Blank Tape for T.V. Shows-JFK

069VI2521 VHS Keith and Gerry-Vietnam 1996 25th AO

069VI2522 VHS Vietnam

069VI2523 VHS Mad Dog 16: A Living Legend

069VI2524 VHS Hamburger Hill May 1969

069VI2525 VHS Of Heroes and Helicopters: The Life and Times of the Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam

069VI2526 VHS LZ Sally ’68 Willie

069VI2527 VHS Nam and Hueys

069VI2528 VHS 188th AHC C. Maurer-Smokie

069VI2529 VHS Detra #0008081

069VI2530 VHS 188th AHC Footage – ’67-‘68

069VI2531 VHS Pipe Smoke 67/68

069VI2532 VHS LZ Sally 1968, Company Area and Guns, Vernon Peake

069VI2533 VHS Flight Line: the Army Helicopter Pilots of Vietnam

069VI2534 188th Flag 4/7/98

069VI2535 VHS A Soldier Returns: Schwarzkopf in Vietnam

069VI2536 VHS Taxis of Conflict: The Helicopter War Vols 1&2

069VI2537 VHS The Vietnam War with Walter Crokite

069VI2538 VHS History of Vietnam Volumes 1 & 2

069VI2576 Super 8mm Film from Vietnam

069VI3597 VHS The Personal Experience-Helicopter Warfare in Vietnam

069VI3598 DVD Highest Traditions: Memories of War

069VI3599 DVD In the Shadow of the Blade

069VI3600 DVD Vietnam Nurses with Dana Delany

069VI3601 DVD Military History Videos: Camp Evans Operation Delaware 1968

069VI3602 DVD Military History Videos: Dau Tieng Base Camp & Air Field

069VI3603 VHS 269th CAB/188th AHC Viet Nam 1967 - 68

069VI3604 VHS Vietnam the Helicopter War (dubbed copy)

069VI3605 VHS 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division September 1967 - June 1968

069VI3608 DVD Desert Sky - The Untold Story of the 159th Aviation Brigade in Iraq told by the Soldiers

069VI3609 DVD Remastered Black Widow Video 1967 - 1968 Volume II

069VI3610 DVD Remastered Black Widow Video 1967 - 1968 Volume I

069VI3611 DVD Mudge video - helicopter footage 188th AHC August 1967 - August 1968

069VI3612 DVD WO Geoffrey Handel videos 1967 - 1968 Dau Tieng, LZ Sally, Phu Hiep

069VI3613 DVD 4-101 Video Iraq June 2006

069VI3643 DVD Spiders A/4/3

069VI3756 DVD John Soares Spider 65 1967 - 68 Volume III

069VI3757 DVD Remastered Black Widow Video 1967 - 69 Volume IV

069VI3758 DVD Black Widow Video 1968 - 1970 Volume V

069VI3759 DVD Remastered Black Widow Video 1969 - 1970 Volume VI

069VI3760 DVDRemastered Black Widow Video 1970 - 1971 Volume VII

069VI3761 DVD Remastered Black Widow Video 1968 - 1969 Volume IX

069VI3762 DVD Remastered Black Widow Video 1968 - 1970 Volume X

069VI3763 DVD Remastered Black Widow Video 1969 - 1970 Volume XI

069VI3764 DVD Remastered Black Widow Video 1969 - 1970 Volume XI

069VI3765 DVD Black Widow/Spider Video 1967 - 1968 Volume XII

069VI3766 DVD Volume XVII - Black Widows and/or found online videos 1965 - 2011

069VI3767 DVD Black Widows 1968 - 1970 Volume XVI

069VI3768 DVD More War Vidz, Taliban Bodies & Thunderstruck (helicopter)

069VI3769 DVD Joe Low video 1967 - 68

069VI3772 VHS Vietnam Home Movies: The True Story of Major Alfred
Demailo and "The Smiling Tigers"

069VI3773 VHS Vietnam Home Movies: The True Story of Captain James "Bob" Powell and "The Gunslingers"

069VI3774 VHS Know Your Enemy: The Viet Cong

069VI3775 VHS Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam

069VI3776 VHS Vietnam Volume II: The Elusive Enemy, Courage Under Fire

069VI3777 VHS Trophies of Grace

069VI3778 VHS Black Widow Reunion - Washington, DC, 2000

069VI3779 VHS The Daring Americans - 2nd Ptn UTT - VN 1964; VHPA Reunion - Washington DC, July 2000

069VI3780 VHS Coming Home

069VI3781 VHS 5th Special Forces LRRP

069VI3782 VHS True Story of the Screaming Eagles 101 Airborne

069VI3783 VHS The Battle of Khe Sahn

069VI3784 VHS Ripcord with Oliver North

069VI3785 VHS Vietnam Black Widows

069VI3786 VHS Jack Johnson - Vietnam 65-68 Order of Battle

069VI3787 VHS Coming Home

069VI3788 VHS Vietnam: The Soldiers Story

069VI3789 VHS Reunion D.C. 2000

069VI3790 VHS Nam

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Audio

069AU2386

Combat Assault Ta Bat Airfield A Shau I Corps. August 4, 1968

069AU2387

AFVN American Forces Vietnam Network

069AU2388

Songs sung at L.Z. Sally by 1st Flight platoon door gunner John Norderstrom, May 1968

069AU2389

Gunships & organic fire in front of Battalion Battery Position, June 9, 1969

069AU2390

Vietnam 69, Walk B222, ambush, comedy

069AU2391

Mortar Attack at Dau Tieng

069AU2392

Detour by Duane Eddy & The Rebels

069AU2393

Just Once in my Life by The Righteous Brothers

Cassette tapes

069AU2825

Audio letters home from Wally Nye

069AU2826

188 AHC Voices from the past Ashau Valley August 5, 1968

069AU2828

Vietnam: A Musical Retrospective

069AU2829

Vietnam Blues: Combat Tested Blues...For Peace by Sarge Lintecum

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Serials

Vietnam: 1998: January: 1999: December: 2008: February, April

The Trading Post: The American Society of Military Insignia Collectors, January-March 1967 (2 Copies)

Tour 365: 1968: Winter

Falcon Flyer: 2008: February (2 copies)

Life: 1967: August 25, October 20, October 27

Behind the Lines: 1997: September/October; 1998: January/February

The Drop: 1995: Summer

Vietnam Journal: Indian Country: The Vietnam Journal Graphic Story Collection Volume 1: 1990

Vietnam Journal: The Iron Triangle: The Vietnam Journal Graphic Story Collection Volume 2: 1993

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Comic Books

The 'Nam: 1986: 1: 1987: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: 1988: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25: 1989: 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39: 1990: 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51: 1991: 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63: 1992: 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75: 1993: 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84 (2 copies of each issue with 3 copies of issue 20)
Vietnam Journal: 1989: 9, 10, 11:1990: 12, 13, 14, 15: 1991: 16
Vietnam Journal: Valley of Death: 1994: 1
Vietnam Journal: Bloodbath at Khe Sanh: 1993: 1, 2, 3, 4
Vietnam Journal: Tet ’68: 1992: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5: 1993: 6

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Newsletters

Black Widow Newsletter: 1992: April: 1993: April: 1994: April: 1995: April

Black Widows/Spiders: 1998: March: 1999: January, October: 2000: Spring, September: 2001: March, December: 2002: September: 2003: March, October: 2004: March-April, October-November: 2005: April, October: 2006: March, October: 2007: March-April, September-October: 2008: March, September: 2009: March, July (2 copies): 2010: March, May, October: 2011: March, September-October, November: 2012: April, September

Alpha's Pride: 2010: April, October: 2011: January

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Slides

18 Slides Dau Tieng

8 Slides Crash

3 slides in bag labeled 188th photo negatives

Captain Don Amoroso Dau Tieng 1967 (21)

Leroy Lamb (66) three slides not in mount

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Electronic Media

069EM0906 CD Photos of 188th AHC door and nose art

069EM0907 CD Spider People T-shirt designs

069EM0908 CD Photos of 188th and 190th AHC plus photo captions

069EM0909 CD Flip album of photos from Larry Clark of the Spiders 1968

069EM0910 CD 188th Flight Crews Fort Campbell 12/1966, photos and documents illustrating patches

069EM0911 CD Joe Low's Images 1967 - 1968 (Disc 3 of 3)

069EM0912 CD Joe Low's Images 1967 - 1968 (Disc 2 of 3)

069EM0913 CD Joe Low's Images 1967 – 1968 (Disc 1 of 3)

069EM0914 CD 269th Combat Aviation Battalion Photo Collection

069EM0915 CD Photos and cartoons from Greg Pepper - LZ Sally 1968

069EM0916 CD Images from 2nd Platoon crew chief Ron Merlock 1967 – 68

069EM0917 CD Images of the 188th and 603rd from the 4th Signal Battalion Chuck Bagnaschi

069EM0918 CD OIF pics #2 Black Widows in Iraq

069EM0919 CD OIF pics #3 Black Widows in Iraq

069EM0920 CD Black Widows Iraq

069EM0924 CD 188th AHC May-Aug 1967

069EM0925 CD Oct. - Dec. 67 RVN 9th ID Bear Cat, Doug Tam Area

069EM0931 CD 4-3 AVN Slide Show April '05

069EM0932 CD Robert Janes 188th AHC photos (Disc 385977)

069EM0933 CD Robert Janes 188th AHC photos (Disc 755732)

069EM0934 CD Black Widow Photo Slideshow 1967 - 2008 Volume XIV

069EM0935 CD Black Widows and Spiders 1968 - 1969 Volume XV

069EM0936 CD Vietnam Helicopter History Interactive multimedia CD-ROM

069EM0937 CD Photos from Reunion July 4, 2005 San Francisco

069EM0938 CD Helicopter Poster

069EM0939 CD Photos of 188th Nose & Door Art 1967 - 68

069EM0940 CD I Corps Maps

069EM0941 CD Just Us: An Infantryman's Photo-Journal from the Vietnam War by Bill Noyes

069EM0942 CD Just Us: An Infantryman's Photo-Journal from the Vietnam War by Bill Noyes

069EM0943 CD Black Widows and Spiders posters

069EM0944 CD Photos from C.W. Bowman folders 1 – 6

069EM0945 CD Photos from C. W. Bowman Cu Chi & Ho Bo Wood 1967, etc

069EM0946 3.5 floppy disk 269th Structure diagram

069EM0947 CD Enduring Freedom 4, images of the Black Widows in Iraq

069EM0948 CD OIF pics #1 Black Widows in Iraq

069EM0949 CD Lt. Charley Maurer narrated photo slide show of Dau Tieng, LZ Sally & Phu Hiep 1966 - 68

069EM0950 CD Jack Johnson's photos of 188th commanders, Dau Tieng 1967

069EM0951 CD 188th AHC Spiders photos from Haddock 1967 – 68

069EM0952 CD Spiders - the Story of the 188th Assault Helicopter Company by Dick Detra

069EM0953 CD Photograph slide show on Recon B-36 1968

069EM0955 CD Images of pocket patches for 101st, 269th and 308th

069EM0956 CD Photo CD Reunion South

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Newspapers

Blackjack Flier: 1968: February 1

Marne Focus: 2008: January 17

Vietnam Courier: 1967: June 5, June 12, July 24, July 31, August 21, August 28, December 18

Pacific Stars and Stripes: 1967: September 9, November 24

The Army Reporter: 1967: November 5

The Observer: 1968: February 21 (2 copies)

Tropic Lightning News: 1967: September 4, September 25, October 16, November 20, November 27

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Posters

069poster0025 Laminated poster from USO show Dau Tieng December 3, 1967 'Sensational Trio in Person'

069poster0026 Laminated poster showing lineage of Dick Detra's service in Vietnam

069poster0027 Laminated poster 'Viet Nam - To Those Who Served'

069poster0028 Framed poster 101st Airborne Division units and firebases Northern I Corps Vietnam 1968 - 1972

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Scrapbooks

Black Widow Pocket Patch Collection 069scrapbook1619

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Oral History

OH0126 Interview with Richard Detra

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Pub Credit Line
0690000000, Richard (Dick) Detra Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 05 Dec 2001 [Updated: 22 Nov 2019]