282nd AHC Black Cats Guestbook
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.
Last month a Facebook page was setup for the Black Cats and their families. "Friend" request / approval on the page. (Thanks to Bob Elliott)
Pictures of the Black Cats past and present are welcome, no politics please.
Is one of the items on your bucket list one more chance to ride in a Huey? Well, the Black Cat Association is working with the Army Aviation Heritage Association to make that wish come true. They will provide a Huey at our reunion next year in Columbus, GA for your chance to take a ride. The cost of the ride is $65.00 based on 50 people. The normal cost for a Huey ride anywhere else is $135.00. All Black Cats and Alley Cats and their guests are invited to take a ride. I need to know no later than the end of January who wants to take advantage of this opportuinty. Just shoot me an email and let me know.
Went to Moline, IL in early June to play in fund raiser golf tournament for former Alley Cat crew chief Jeff Perez. His sons Joe, Jay and Tim put on the tournament to raise funds for Jeff's 501-3c non-profit Alley Cat Fight Club. $4300 was raised to pay for travel and meals for his fighters. He has trained several Silver Glove national champions over the last few years. His wonderful efforts to help at risk kids has made a difference in the lives of many Moline kids. It was a real honor to be a part of something special and see the community respect he so deservingly has earned in the city of Moline. James M McGuire, Alley Cat 7, 67-68.
AJ "Steve" Stevens also leaves behind a grieving Mother and Sister and grown niece and nephew (current residents of CA) who will forever be proud of him and his service and miss him so very much.
My bad fellas. Correction on Larrys birthdate
Larry Joe Giles
7/12/49 - 3/23/02
Recently discovered the cat house .my dad was with 282nd .but im sad to inform everyone that Larry Joe Giles has passed. When I discovered this site uestbook intfigued me . I scrolled briefly and discovered Mr.Jeff Jones asking about Larry I had to respond. God Bless you all.
Larry Joe Giles
Found your site and was surprised! I started my aviation carrer with HHD 52 Avn Bn in VN. Spent most of the year at Kontom flying the two corp commander. I never had the honor of meeting many members of the unit. Still have a patch and a plack from the unit.