Vietnam War Army Helicopter Nose Art, Vol 2

John Brennan

In Vol. 2 there are astonishing photos on par with Vol. 1. Besides 165 images, there are search aids for locating former in-country Army helicopters. There is a list of 24 recommended Huey photo-books; a tabulation of 300 AH-1 Cobra war survivors, their former units, and present location, also a database of 500 in-country Army helicopter names.
Date Published :
April 2021
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Illustration :
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781781557808
Pages : 128
Dimensions : 11 X 8.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock


Historian John D. Marshall wrote, “History is shaped by the memories of those who witness it, and the intentions of those who record it.” Vietnam veteran Hiawatha Oakes wrote, "'I can’t thank you enough for your efforts in obtaining a photo of my H-21, the ‘Blue Angel’, and having it in your book. My family calls your book, 'lost pieces of treasures found.'"

These two quotations represent all that is relevant to the author in history gathering: the hard work and its rewards. Here in Volume 2 one will find equally astonishing photos on par with Volume 1, together with some self-help and researched info for sure to tease and delight the aficionado or veteran to unknown degrees. Besides the 165 images, there are search aids for locating one’s former in-country Army helicopter. A listing is available of American sites where Huey & Cobra rides are available. The Army museum in Alabama offers a listing they have compiled of two-dozen recommended Huey photo-books. A tabulation of 300 AH-1 Cobra war survivors, their former units, and present locations are included. Also offered is a database of 500 newly found in-country Army helicopter names. There’s a little something for everyone.

About The Author

John Brennan has authored six Vietnam War helicopter books. His background in this subject begins with a twelve-month military tour in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region, where he was assigned to the Army’s 114th Assault Helicopter Company as a flight operations coordinator. This was followed by a BA degree in American studies from California State University at Chico. He was subsequently hired by the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum Library in Washington, D.C. Later, when the 114th formed an association, Brennan served as historian. Today, he is retired from federal service and resides with his family in northern California.


Preface: Restoring a Neglected Chapter in Aviation History
Special Thanks
Glossary of Terms
1 Attack Helicopter
2 Cargo Helicopter
3 Observation
4 Air Ambulance
5 Admin and Command
6 Maintenance
7 Utility Helicopter
8 UH-1 Gunships
9 Digitally Reproduced In-Country Nose Art
10 Author’s 114th AHC Scrapbook
11 Top 40 In-Country Army Helicopter Names
12 Top 40 In-Country Army Units By Helicopter Names
13 UH-1 Huey and AH-1 Cobra Rides: Former VN War Helicopters and Aviation Units Noted
14 Sources for Locating Former Vietnam War Helicopters
15 Vietnam War Era Army Helicopter Serial Numbers Sequence
16 Recommended UH-1 Huey Photo-Books
17 In-Country Army Aviation Brain Teasers
18 300 AH-1 Cobra Vietnam War Survivors
19 500 Newly Found Vietnam War Army Helicopter Names
Epilogue: Helicopter Musings
Appendix: Contributors.

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