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101ST AIRBORNE AVIATION 1970

Courtesy Randall White


101ST AIRBORNE AVIATION UNITS       SUMMER  1970  I CORPS
 
UNIT CALL SIGN A/C TYPE LOCATION MARKINGS
A CO 158TH AVN. BN. GHOST RIDERS UH-1 EVANS RED CIRCLE
B CO 158TH AVN. BN. LANCERS UH-1 EVANS WHITE CIRCLE
C CO 158TH AVN. BN. PHOENIX UH-1 EVANS BLUE CIRCLE
D CO 158TH AVN. BN. REDSKINS AH-1G EVANS YELLOW CIRCLE
HHC 158TH AVN. BN. VAMPIRE ? UH-1 EVANS BLACK CIRCLE
A CO 101ST AVN. BN. COMANCHERO UH-1 EAGLE RED DIAMOND
B CO 101ST AVN. BN. KINGSMAN UH-1 EAGLE WHITE DIAMOND
B CO GUNS 101ST AVN. BN. KINGSMAN UH-1 EAGLE BLU. & WH. DIAMOND
C CO 101ST AVN. BN. BLACK WIDOW UH-1 PHU BAI BLUE DIAMOND
D CO 101ST AVN. BN. HAWK AH-1G PHU BAI YELLOW DIAMOND
HHT 101ST AVN. BN. KILLER ? UH-1 EAGLE BLACK DIAMOND
A TRP. 2/17 CAV.
SCOUT PLATOON ASSAULT  10-19 OH-6 QUANG TRI RED STRIPE
GUN PLATOON ASSUALT  20-29 AH-1G QUANG TRI RED STRIPE
AERO RIFLE PLATOON :
BLUES ASSUALT  30-39 QUANG TRI  
FLIGHT ELEMENT ASSUALT  40-49 UH- QUANG TRI RED STRIPE
B TRP. 2/17 CAV.
SCOUT PLATOON BANSHEE  10-19 OH-6 EAGLE WHITE STRIPE
GUN PLATOON BANSHEE  20-29 AH-1G EAGLE WHITE STRIPE
AERO RIFLE PLATOON :
BLUES BANSHEE  30-39 EAGLE  
FLIGHT ELEMENT BANSHEE  40-49 UH-1 EAGLE WHITE STRIPE
C TRP.2/17 CAV.
SCOUT PLATOON CONDOR  10-19 OH-6 PHU BAI BLUE STRIPE
GUN PLATOON CONDOR  20-29 AH-1G PHU BAI BLUE STRIPE
AERO RIFLE PLATOON :
BLUES CONDOR  30-39 PHU BAI  
FLIGHT ELEMENT CONDOR  40-49 UH-1 PHU BAI BLUE STRIPE
HHT TRP. TRP. 2/17 CAV. EAGLE BLACK STRIPE
A BTRY.377TH ARTY. GUNNER UH-1H & OH-6 EAGLE BLACK STRIPE
A BTRY. 4TH / 77TH ARA DRAGON AH-1G PHU BAI RED ARROW
B BTRY. 4TH / 77TH ARA TORO AH-1G EAGLE WHITE ARROW
C BTRY. 4TH / 77TH ARA GRIFFIN AH-1G EVANS BLUE ARROW
326 MED. BN. EAGLE DUSTOFF UH-1 RED CROSS
1 ST BDE. DEADBONE UH-1 EVANS WHITE CIRCLE - RED DOT
2 ND BDE. BRANDY UH-1 PHU BAI BLUE CIRCLE -WHITE DOT
3 RD BDE. THUNDER UH-1 EAGLE WHITE CIRCLE BLUE DOT
163 RD AVN. BN. ROADRUNNER UH-1 WHITE DOG BONE
A CO 159TH AVN. BN. PACHYDERM CH-47 PHU BAI RED TRIANGLE
B CO 159TH AVN. BN. VARSITY CH-47 EAGLE WHITE TRIANGLE
C CO 159TH AVN. BN. PLAYTEX CH-47 PHU BAI BLUE TRIANGLE
478TH AVN. CO HURRICANE CH-54 DA NANG YELLOW TRIANGLE

Monday, March 20, 2000 11:40

From: Mac Jones

the line that reads HHC TRP.TRP.2/17CAV should read HHT, 2/17 CAV, and then denote them as UH-1.

also, an idea, denote the GROUND ELEMENT as BLUES where every other plt has aircraft...the Cav further muddied the water by calling AH as the red bird, OH as the white bird and UH as the blue bird, the ground element rode on the blue bird, hence were known as the Blues.

Does anyone know the callsign for the HHT slicks?  If so, give Randy a call


Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2000 12:32:43 -0800
From: Ralph Thornburgh

And that's why they called it a PINK team. Because RED and WHITE make PINK! Ha, Ha! Years have come and gone, and now I know. A snake and a loch. I never could figure that out. What an enlightenment!


Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2000 23:34:11 -0500
From: Jim Matthews

... about HHT 2/17th Call Sign. I maybe mistaken but I think it may have been Saber. Saber 6 was the Squadron CO.

I arrived in country 3/69 with the brand new B Troop fresh from the states. We were stationed at Camp Eagle with HHT, until we were sent OPSCON to Americal for three months and were stationed in the beautiful, downtown Chu Lai and Tam Ky. If I remember correctly. C Troop was stationed at LZ Sally and A Troop was at Camp Evans. These were all base camps and each unit had forward perating areas depending where we were operating. That is what the cav was known for, MOBILITY.

Jim Matthews - President
B Troop 2/17th Cav Association

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