Naval Helicopter History

 

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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.

 

 

 

Attention NHA Region One Volunteers (San Diego Residents).

        The Naval Helicopter Association Historical Society, Inc. (NHAHS) is looking for volunteers to fill the following positions:

Treasurer

Midway Liaison

Librarian

If you might be interested in joining our group help preserve and display the history of the rotary wing community, please contact CAPT Bill Personius, USN (Ret.), NHAHS President at CEO@navalhelicopterassn.org or

619-435-7139.

Attention NHA Region One Volunteers (San Diego Residents).

        The Naval Helicopter Association Historical Society, Inc. (NHAHS) is looking for volunteers to fill the following positions:

Treasurer

Midway Liaison

Librarian

If you might be interested in joining our group help preserve and display the history of the rotary wing community, please contact CAPT Bill Personius, USN (Ret.), NHAHS President at CEO@navalhelicopterassn.org or

619-435-7139.

Attention NHA Region One Volunteers (San Diego Residents).

        The Naval Helicopter Association Historical Society, Inc. (NHAHS) is looking for volunteers to fill the following positions:

Treasurer

Midway Liaison

Librarian

If you might be interested in joining our group help preserve and display the history of the rotary wing community, please contact CAPT Bill Personius, USN (Ret.), NHAHS President at CEO@navalhelicopterassn.org or

619-435-7139.

Attention NHA Region One Volunteers (San Diego Residents).

        The Naval Helicopter Association Historical Society, Inc. (NHAHS) is looking for volunteers to fill the following positions:

Treasurer

Midway Liaison

Librarian

If you might be interested in joining our group help preserve and display the history of the rotary wing community, please contact CAPT Bill Personius, USN (Ret.), NHAHS President at CEO@navalhelicopterassn.org or

619-435-7139.

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.

 

 

Attention NHA Region One Volunteers (San Diego Residents).

        The Naval Helicopter Association Historical Society, Inc. (NHAHS) is looking for volunteers to fill the following positions:

Treasurer

Midway Liaison

Librarian

If you might be interested in joining our group help preserve and display the history of the rotary wing community, please contact CAPT Bill Personius, USN (Ret.), NHAHS President at CEO@navalhelicopterassn.org or

619-435-7139.

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.

 

Attention NHA Region One Volunteers (San Diego Residents).

        The Naval Helicopter Association Historical Society, Inc. (NHAHS) is looking for volunteers to fill the following positions:

Treasurer

Midway Liaison

Librarian

If you might be interested in joining our group help preserve and display the history of the rotary wing community, please contact CAPT Bill Personius, USN (Ret.), NHAHS President at CEO@navalhelicopterassn.org or

619-435-7139.

Attention NHA Region One Volunteers (San Diego Residents).

        The Naval Helicopter Association Historical Society, Inc. (NHAHS) is looking for volunteers to fill the following positions:

Treasurer

Midway Liaison

Librarian

If you might be interested in joining our group help preserve and display the history of the rotary wing community, please contact CAPT Bill Personius, USN (Ret.), NHAHS President at CEO@navalhelicopterassn.org or

619-435-7139.

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.

People of Significance in Helicopter History

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

Unrestricted Naval Aviator

The background and meaning

The “HeloBubbas” is an outgrowth of the Naval Message Board E-Mail List on YahooGroups.   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), including allied foreign services from a variety of warfare communities. The “Helo Bubbas” will continue its history of being open to all warfare communities, including our sister services and foreign allies.

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. Current members were on the former Naval Message board. New members are invited by existing members of the “Helo Bubbas” list or may request to join directly to the moderators of the Helo Bubbas. Members need only refer potential new members on their recommendation to the “Helo Bubbas” moderator for an invitation to join the group or use the sign in information on the Naval Helicopter Association Historical Society website. Existing members can leave the “Helo Bubbas List” at any time using normal list procedures or by sending a note to the moderator.

The moderator for the “Helo Bubbas” is CDR Michael G. Brattland, USN (Ret.), mgbrattland@gerlecreek.com retiredaffairsr@navalhelicopterassn.org

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