282nd AHC Black Cats Guestbook
I was looking at the guestbook & saw the name Martinez, I too was with the 1st. plt. in 1971 .Flew often with Joe Tucker,Alvarado,Jim Foster, Paul Roderick flew gunner when they picked us up from crash site on June 10th.1971. At the time I was known as Big Jake, feel free to say Hi.
Congrats on the book
Happy New Year
I have had more copies made of our 1969 282nd AHC Black Cat Yearbook. (24 copies total) There are over 50 pages of black & white photos of Platoons, groups and individual soldiers. Not all men were photographed individually, (some were flying missions) but most are in the group pictures. These are available at my cost of $25 each plus postage to Black Cats and their family members. Contact me via Email. email@example.com
William George Hasselman
Chief Warrant OfficerPERSONAL DATA Home of Record: Long Beach, California Date of birth: Friday, 03/18/1949 MILITARY DATA Service: Army (Reserve) Grade at loss: W2 Rank: Chief Warrant Officer ID No: 564764680 MOS: 100B Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot LenSvc: Not recorded Unit: 282ND AHC, 212TH AVN BN, 16TH AVN GROUP, 1 AVN BDE CASUALTY DATA Start Tour: Tuesday, 05/19/1970 Cas Date: Thursday, 04/29/1971 Age at Loss: 22 Remains: Body recovered Location: Quang Nam, South Vietnam Type: Non-hostile, died of illness or injury Reason: Air loss or crash over land - Helicopter - Noncrew ON THE WALL Panel 03W Line 018
Ray thanks for the Christmas card from you and your wife, it generated an interest of my wife Sarah that she is totaled committed that I will make the next re-union which will be my first one and I am looking forward to it. Please send me copy of the re-union flyer. Please put my name down for the scheduled ride on the Huey.
I just found the new web site today, and have been on it for the entire day. I responded to one of the messages inquiring about CWO 2 Hasselman one of our pilots we lost.
Blackcat 22 70-71
I want to wish my Blackcat & Alleycat family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Hope to see many of you at the 2015 reunion.
UH-1B 62-2025 was engaged in 282nd AHC from 6801 to 1269. The fled 1079 hours at 282nd in Vietnam. I hope someone has some pictures of it from this time. It will be nice if anyone has any stories on 025. This is in Norway now. We are someone who will renovate it into a museum.
William Giles 69/70 Blackcat. I want to wish all my VietNam Brothers and there familie's a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Hello. I was searching for pictures and stories about the UH-1B 62-2025 cn: 545. 62-2025 was with you from 6801 to 6912. This flew a total of 1079 hours with you. We are a group that will restore this. This is located here with us in Rygge in Norway. Thanks for your help. Tommy.
does anyone know how to add names to the crew site,, 049 crewchief was Bill Wilson
Gunner Dennis Ahola
also Crew chief Mike Mills. 049 was the TOW ship before turned into a Hog ship, its being rebuild now in IND
Does anyone know the whereabouts of Johnny Simpson from Arkansas, we were at marble mtn from 5/66 to 5/67. Johnny extended for three months
Does anyone have any info Johnny Simpson, Arkansas. 5/66 to 5/67?
hello everyone . I was in the Airfraim shop 70-71 . Anyone who rememberes me please contact me so I can get an Idea who is still around. My phone # 805-637-1477 . This is a Ca. Number , but I live in Brigham City Utah . All calls welcome.
This was posted on our Black Cat Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/908537315840191/
Congrats on the new book, Bob Ford.
Great site, thanks for the memories. I was medic at Marble Mt. from 11/69 to 6/71 also was with 282nd at Dong Hoa.
Hello Ray and my BlackCat family. I thank you for all the good works you do with the web page. I remember some of are brothers that have passed and was there May 8th 69 to April 13 70. May they rest in peace and make a place for us when we are together again. I remember flying with C. McCall on AC 37 taking a Aussy three Star to the last outpost on the DMZ and being warned on approch not to land just dump the general into the command bunker as we were taken morter rounds into compond and broke away on the QT with words over radio we have a MIG on our tail. Thanks to the F-4s close by we were saved from a no win Slick encounter. Bill Giles
If you received the August-September issue of the AARP magizine, be sure to read the article on page 36. It is about Jerry Elliott who is still MIA.
If anyone has any information on Wayne Hanson please let me know
This is my daughters biker vest I'm sure you will notice the Black Cat patch on it, she was at a rally and was ask about it she told the guy it was her dads outfit, he said if it weren't for us Black Cats he would not have made it home.
C 2/1 196th INF. BDE, 23rd INF Div, Americal, 1971. Thanks for all you did for us grunts guys. Thank you for your sacrifices and the risks you took for us too! Sorry for puking in the cabin and sorry for tearing open that bag of persistent CS powder.
Looking for information on William G Hasselman US Army can only find limited info only saying died April 1971. Member of Black Cats. I grew up across the street from him.
CWO2 Hassleman walked into a tail rotor during a preflight check for a test flight. He had less than a month left on his tour.
A challenge coin has been found I would like to return it to the rightful owner. Please contact me so I can decide to whom it belongs to.
It is with a sadden heart that I must report that Daniel "Danny: Smith passed away August 3, 2014. Danny was an Alley Cat 69-70. In lieu of flowers the family is respectfully requesting memorial contributions to the C.J.D Foundation, 341 West 38th Street, NY,NY 10018 or
On behalf of the 282nd AHC our thoughts and prayers go out to Danny's family. Danny our brother may you rest in peace.