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 location. Also offered is a database of 500 newly found in-country Army helicopter names. There's a little something for everyone.
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Publication date: 08/05/2021
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 615 g
Dimensions: 275.00mm X 216.00mm
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.
John Brennan has authored seven 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.