2002 Directory

The 2002 VHPA Membership Directory was printed and distributed in October 2002. The cutoff date was 15 August 2002 for the membership, died during training, died after tour, etc. data printed in this edition. It is volume 19 of the VHPA directories. Mike Law was the Directory Editor.

The theme for the 2002 Directory is Southeast Asian Helicopter Maintenance Units. The front cover shows a basic map of Southeast Asia overlaid with the names and locations of all the major helicopter maintenance units known to the VHPA. The interior photos and images all support the helicopter maintenance theme as does the 19-page history section.



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Owner Mike Law, Copyright owner The VHPA
An edited version of a map provided by Rob Taylor from The National Vietnam War Museum website plus ideas from a map presented on page 3 of AVIAN 34 (Vol. II, No. 3) loaned to the VHPA by Jerry Mellick. Rich Johnson provided the photo the Corpus Christi Bay off Vung Tau.


Owners Mike Sloniker and Ron Timberlake, Copyright owner The VHPA
Mike Sloniker provided this 1972 F/9 Cav photo from Ron Timberlake's collection.


Owner Rich Johnson, Copyright owner The VHPA
"Wicked Escort" Rich Johnson smiles from his 540 TC Company recovery Chinook.


Owner Bob Brandt, Copyright owner The VHPA
Bob Brandt provided this 1966 photo of the Corpus Christi Bay departing for Vietnam.


Owner Bentley Herbert, Copyright owner The VHPA
Bentley Herbert's photo shows how B/15 TC 1 CAV worked at night in Nov 1965.


Owner Don Armstrong, Copyright owner The VHPA
Don Armstrong, an engine man, provided this early 1969 photo of the D/3/5 Cav Dong Tam hanger.


Owner Bob Graves, Copyright owner The VHPA
Bob Graves of the 20 TC CO names this 1968 photo SOMETHING WE CAN NOT FIX.


Owner ???, Copyright owner The VHPA
??? provided this photo of a 174th AHC's Shark UH-1C in the maintenance area.


Owner Bob Graves, Copyright owner The VHPA
Bob Graves of the 20 TC CO names this 1968 photo SOMETHING WE CAN FIX.


Owner Paul Anderson, Copyright owner The VHPA
Paul Anderson provided this 1966 photo of a 540 TC Company Huey recovering an O-1.


Owner Ray Knight, Copyright owner The VHPA
Ray Knight shows how D/1/1 Cav did an AH-1G PE at Scabbard in July 1968.


Owner Richard Lund, Copyright owner The VHPA
Richard Lund provided two 1968 photos of the 54th Med and 68th Med Detachments flight line and maintenance ramp at Chu Lai. We put them together into a single image.


Owner Paul Anderson, Copyright owner The VHPA
VHPA Member Paul N. Anderson provided this photo of the 540th TC Company's Maintenance Area at Qui Nhon in early 1966.


Owner Al Doucette, Copyright owner The VHPA
VHPA Member Al Doucette provided this photo of the 1st TC Battalion's sign on the Corpus Christi Bay


Owner Paul Anderson, Copyright owner The VHPA
Member Al Doucette provided this photo of the 540th TC Company's Bone Yard at Qui Nhon in early 1966.


Owner Rich Johnson, Copyright owner The VHPA
VHPA Member Rich Johnson provided this photo of the "Wicked Wrecker" 540th TC Company's Recovery Chinook Revetments at Qui Nhon in March 1968.


Owner Robert Machen, Copyright owner The VHPA
VHPA Member Robert Machen provided this photo of mechanics from the 171st TC DET, 147th ASHC working to recover Hillclimber 033 from a canal west of Can Tho in October 1967.


Owner Rich Johnson, Copyright owner The VHPA
VHPA Member Rich Johnson provided this photo of a squad from the 540th TC Company's Recovery Section with their Chinook at Qui Nhon in March 1968.