Naval Helicopter History

CAPT Bob Hanke, USN (Ret.) May 25, 2019

 

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The Naval Helicopter Association Historical Society (NHAHS) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit public benefit, charitable corporation currently headquartered in Coronado, CA. Established May 12,1997 the organization was formed to “Gather, Preserve, and Display the Legacy of Naval Helicopter Aviation.” Come and explore our collection of written documents, squadron histories, personal biographies, sea stories, and videos.

 

 

 

2020 NHA SYMPOSIUM MAY 11-15, 2020

 

VERTICAL LIFT ARRIVING-2020 NHA SYMPOSIUM 

2020 NHA SYMPOSIUM MAY 11-15, 2020

 

VERTICAL LIFT ARRIVING-2020 NHA SYMPOSIUM 

2020 NHA SYMPOSIUM MAY 11-15, 2020

 

VERTICAL LIFT ARRIVING-2020 NHA SYMPOSIUM 

About Us

 

 

 

NHA Historical Society is an active body of volunteers (active-duty and retired) and a Board of Directors (BOD) who meet frequently to discuss issues related to preserving the history of USN, USMC, and USCG helicopters. We actively look for opportunities to display our artifacts to grow our organization and we support the endeavors of the Naval Helicopter Association.

 

 

Do You Know Your Pilot Designator Number?

The NHA Historical Society will help you find your Helicopter Designation number when you received your Wings of Gold! You must be a NHAHS member to view this page. Click the button to look up for your designator number.

 

Honors

In honor of those rotary wing aviators, aircrew that made a difference.

Flag and General Officer History

Recognizing those men and women of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard rotary wing community that promoted to the rank of Flag/General Officer.

Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Rotary Wing Aviation Biographies

Biographies from the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard rotary wing community including fellow helicopter aviators, aircrew, maintenance and civilians.

Squadron and Command History

Look into the History of Navy, Marine Corps Helicopter Wings, Groups, Squadrons and Coast Guard Commands over the years.

Commanding Officer History

A complete listing of all US Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Squadron, Group, Command and Wing Commanding Officers.

Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Squadron/Command Organization

Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard helicopter organization structure past to present.

Naval Helicopter History Timeline

Helicopter timeline from 400BC to the present.

Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Search and Rescue History

Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard  search and rescue missions over the years.

Signal Charlie

In honor of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard rotary wing community including fellow helicopter aviators, aircrew, maintenance and civilians that have passed on.

Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Helicopter History

Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard community history including helicopter model timeline since 1943.

Naval Helicopter Squadron, Detachment and Command Patches

A display of Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard helicopter squadron/command and detachment patches.

NHAHS Exhibits

Naval Helicopter Association Historical Society (NHAHS) exhibits.

Helicopter Squadron and Detachment Plaques

Check out our gallery of Naval helicopter squadron and detachment plaques.

Reunions and Anniversaries

A display of Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard helicopter squadron/command and detachment patches.

Naval Helicopter Media Links

Naval Helicopter media information including video, books, magazines and recommended websites.

NHAHS Helicopter Photo Gallery

Our gallery of Naval helicopter photos.

2019 NHA SYMPOSIUM MAY 15-18 2019

Signup to attend the 2019 NHA Symposium online at the Naval Helicopter Association (NHA).

Navy Personnel Command Aviation Screen Boards

Check the most recent aviation screen board results directly online.

The “HeloBubbas” is a outgrowth of the Naval Message Board E-Mail List.   The “Naval Message Board” was a small group of retired and former Naval Officers who were Naval Aviators with rotary wing roots, which had expanded over the years to include some active duty members as well as a cross section of sister service former and retired officers (Marine Corps, Air Force & Army) from a variety of warfare communities. The “Helo Bubbas” is patterned after the old naval message board which was an important means of written communications to be disseminated within any Naval Command. The “Helo Bubbas” offers the opportunity for list members to comment about topical materials shared on the “Helo Bubbas E-Mail List” by the list members or not. Appropriate topics for the “Helo Bubbas” include the Naval Service and sister service issues associated with the military, warfare, equipment, people, intelligence, political (issues related to military), foreign military services, as well as actions and activities of foreign powers as they might affect the US military and their allies. The “Helo Bubbas” is a closed and moderated discussion group. New members with interests in Naval Rotary wing are invited to join.  Existing members can leave the “Helo Bubbas List” at any time using normal Helo Bubbas List procedures.

The moderator for the “Helo Bubbas” is Cdr Michael G. Brattland USN-Retired, mgbrattland@gerlecreek.com retiredreunionmgr@navalhelicopterassn.org

People of Significance in Helicopter History

Significant people and their accomplishments in the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard rotary wing community since 1943.

 

 

 

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