185th Recon Airplane Co.
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AVIATION SAFETY BEGINS WITH SAFE AIRCRAFT
GETTING HIGH BY FLYING SLOW
COVEY FACS operated the O-1 E/F Birddogs from 1965, O-2As from
1967, and OV-10s from 1969. On 27 March 73, the 20thTASS was de-activated.
All OV-10 pilots were reassigned to the 23rd TASS at Nakhom Phanom,
Ken Kimbrough "Pyramid 36"
Webmaster, 505th TCG Website
Det. 9, 619th TCS, 1965-66
Big Eye Task Force, 1966
BIRD DOG RUBBER STAMPS
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Phone no. 505 345-2308-
On the home page choose Liaison & Observation Aircraft -
Then choose 1960s and you will see the L-19 Birddog stamp -(catalog
$7.95 US$ - Hopes this helps - Carol Mulvihill
Kansas Aviation Museum - Wichita
Scott Cummings writes:
Scott Cummings <email@example.com>
This is a patch that Col. Thomas Meehan(USMC Ret) had made in Korea. Thanks Tom! If anyone would like one, please
Phu Bai is alright!
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Dave Gerard, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 5914 Lovejoy Ct, Springfield, VA 22152,
PAPER BIRD DOG MODEL
Download from the internet
Medal of Honor
For possible inclusion at the web site, as a link, or on it's
own, the Citation of the Award of the Medal of Honor,to Captain
Hillard A. Wilbanks, USAF for actions on 24 Feb 67. The only Birddog
pilot to receive the MOH.
A website with some great aviation pictures. It's a little graphics
heavy, but worth it.
BIRD DOG MODELS
I had to wait till I got home tonight to send you the information
you requested. There is a mail order company that deals in models
call "The Squadron". Last year I bought two O-1E Bird Dog models
from them. I have not seen them in their catalog lately but that
doesn't mean they don't have it in stock. They have a website:
http://www.squadron.com and e-mail address is email@example.com
You may call them at (972) 242-8663
Jose' C. Cano, Jr.
Gene Putnal wrote:
The only thing I can "show" you immediately would be the attached
courtesy of Carl LaMonica firstname.lastname@example.org . This graphic is
and appears on the Camp Holloway web site:http://www.megsinet.net/~cjlsr/index.html
I believe the image to be a partial scan of the unit patch of
the 219th....The patch has an unusual shape.
Incidentally, His guestbook archives contain a number of "Headhunter"
ON-LINE CATALOG :
Offering over 14,000 different US Military Insignia from 1940
From: Michael McKendry, USAF 1970-'74
The A.F. Museum in Dayton, OH - collection contains an O-1
Allows you access to Capt. Wilbanks Medal of Honor Citation.
Publisher of Minard Thompson's book The Lovable One-Niner
and other military titles.
The world's premier aviation photography Web site.
INTERNATIONAL LIAISON PILOTS ASSOCIATION
EAA Warbirds of America
Warbirds of America is a division of the Experimental Aircraft
Association in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and is a family of owners, pilots
and enthusiasts of "warbirds", or ex-military aircraft.
Link for veterans
Thailand Laos Cambodia Brotherhood
A website for those who served in these theaters.
The 220th Catkillers were located in Hue/Phu Bai , Da Nang, and
Dong Ha, Republic of Vietnam. The pilots and observers flew recon
to spot for artillary, air strikes, and off shore strikes for
many different units. They flew L-19 O-1 Bird Dogs into very difficult
and dangerous situations often putting themselves in harms way.
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