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282nd Assault Helicopter Company - "Black Cats, Alley Cats"

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"H" model Huey #67-17463 That's probably an F-58 LRP team 101st ABN. on board, so it must have been assigned to 282 AHC at the time. The 282 or D 1/1 never flew for L Company. 

Click here for the accident reports on this bird

Image courtesy of Gary Linderer via Randy White


Unit sign for the 282nd AHC taken at Danang, 26 November, 1971. Even though I was then attached to the 282nd, I was still wearing my 7/1 Cav patch on the left shirt pocket. Thats the 1st Avn. Brigade patch on my left shoulder.
Image courtesy of Al Sever, crew chief

A veteran from the 282 AHC sent me a mock up of an original card he had on the back of his armoured seat. The crew chief told him when someone was reading it, from Pvt to general, no-one ever disputed it.
Image courtesy of Lt Bob Ford via John Jones


Image courtesy of Mike Peterson


Image courtesy of Mike Peterson


Image courtesy of Mike Peterson


Image courtesy of Mike Peterson


Image courtesy of Mike Peterson

was a door gunner and crew chief with the Black Cats. My tour in VN was from April 70 thru March 71. I was wounded once in a mortar attack at LZ Brick just south west of Phu Bai', Also the ship I was on in Laos (Feb 8 1971) was shot up pretty good during Lam San 719. In some of the pictures you can see a convoy of trucks on RT. 9 toward Khe Sanh and Tchepone Laos. That is the scarcest I ever was on my tour. I saw a Cobra blown out of the sky with radar 37mm AA fire. I saw gray smoke and the rotor head spin off like a top. I will always remember the high pitch beeps of the radar and our pilots dropping the collective to get on top of the trees or below in some cases. I never did like the ARVINS but they never had a chance in Laos.
Image courtesy of Mike Peterson


Image courtesy of Mike Peterson


Image courtesy of Mike Peterson


Image courtesy of Mike Peterson


Image courtesy of Mike Peterson


Image courtesy of Mike Peterson


Image courtesy of Mike Peterson

282nd Unit calling cards
Image courtesy of Mike Peterson


Image courtesy of Mike Peterson


Image courtesy of Mike Peterson


Image courtesy of Mike Peterson


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