Lee-Jackson Militaria

Army Aviation:
1st  -  8th

See NEW Arrivals on the

MAIN Aviation page

use this link, NEW ARRIVALS

use links for selective searches on this page

"UTT"       1st Aviation Brigade       1st Cavalry Division (Air Mobile)       1st Cavalry Regiment        

1st RRC(AVN)        3rd AVN Co(AH)        4th Air Cav        8th TC(LtHel)


Army Aviation: 1st - 8th    9th - 49th    50th - 99th    100th - 169th    170th - 239th    240th & UP

Return To:       Home        Main Army Aviation Patch page

For Ordering information contact:   Jack@LJMilitaria.com

Numbered or Designated Aviation Units

Oregon Army National Guard Aviation

with 41st Infantry Brigade insignia

"OREGON ARNG AVIATION" made in Japan, RFU, washed=puckered/out-of-round, Used........inquire

- - - -
partial History
Design can be dated back to 1960, 3 x designs were used by the Oregon Guard Aviation, worn by all AVN units
USARV OH-6A Training Team 'CAYUSE'

Hand-embroidered in Vietnam


United States Army, Vietnam New Equipment Training Team(NETT), UnUsed........inquire
 Utility Tactical Transport Helicopter Company ("UTT")

First Armed Helicopter Unit in the U. S. Army

Headquarters Platoon = "SABRES"
1st Platoon = "P..YB.Y"
2nd Platoon = "RAIDERS"
3rd Platoon = "DRAGONS"
- - - -
First Design for Lift Ships circa 1961 - 1963 with Load Sling

patch design can be found in Ralph B. Young's "Army Aviation in Vietnam 1961 - 1963" book, page 74


  First design, made in Vietnam, tiny pin-holes under the letters "TT" ( probably from the maker's shop ), UnUsed......inquire
- - - -
 "UTT", First Design for Gun Ships circa 1961 - 1963, no Load Sling


First pattern, made in Vietnam, tiny pin-holes in the "UTT" area ( probably from the maker's ship ), UnUsed.....(sold)

( also on: 68th, 197th, & 334th AVN CO pages )
- - - -
2nd Platoon, UTT Armed Helicopter Company Beercan


scanned at 300dpi = all scratches show

larger Beercan, never had posts or a pin; might have been made for a ZIPPO DI

( also on: 68th, 197th, & 334th Aviation Sections )

- - - -
Unofficially, the UTT Company's partial History:
Designated "UTT" and Activated on Okinawa, Japan July 25, 1961
( first gunship company in the Army )
Deployed to Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam October 9 1962
1st Platoon sent to Danang to support the Marines February 1963 - December 1963
Inactivated August 14, 1964

 All Assets transferred to  68th Aviation Company (Armed Helicopter)   August 15, 1964
Assigned to 145th CAB, still at TSN, Inactivated March 1, 1965
Continued to support the Marines in I Corps

 Unofficially Redesignated 197th Aviation Company (Armed Helicopter)  March 1, 1965
Initiated the "Lightning Bug/Firefly" missions while at TSN in May 1965
The 197th AVN CO(AH) formed a 4th Platoon(Lift) in 1966 known as the "GANGBUSTERS" while stationed at Bien Hoa AB
InActivated in late-September, 1966
Continued to Support the Marines in I Corps; assisted the Navy in Operation Sea Wolf.

 Unofficially Redesignated 334th Aviation Company (Armed Helicopter) September 1966
( the 197th designation was moved to the 197th LIB at Ft. Benning )
( also known as the 334th Armed Helicopter Company )
Redesignated 334th Aerial Weapons Company  November 1966
( received AH-1 Cobras - never had "Lift" Platoons )
334th AWC assets given to E(Provisional)/3/17th December 5, 1970 to  January 17, 1971
The E/3/17th(?) or a successor(?) unit, Departed Vietnam March 30, 1972 and Inactivated

Headquarters Platoon - Sabre
 1st Platoon - Playboy
2nd Platoon - Raider
3rd Platoon - Dragon
4th Platoon (Lift) formed by 334th AVN CO(AH) at Bien Hoa in 1966 = Gangbusters

Best references on the UTT can be found in Ralph B. Young's "Army Aviation in Vietnam" Books

- - - -

WANTED: 571st TD items
items can vary in design and color

571st Transportation Detachment (Aircraft Maintenance) assigned to the UTT

( links on: 68th, 197th, and 334th sections )

- - - -


UTT Items made on Okinawa or in Vietnam

(  If you have extra items, contact    Jack@LJMilitaria.com  )

1st Special Forces Aviation


ME with pigtail, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed......inquire

( linked from the SF page, "link" section )
 1st Cavalry Division (Air Mobile)

More insignia for the 1st CAV listed with their Aviation Battalions and on the Ground Forces pages
- - - -

made in Vietnam, UnUsed......inquire
- - - -
 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division "SCOUTS"

Flew OH-13S Sioux, made by Bell


1st BDE, 1st CAVDIV, made in Vietnam, scrapbook residue on back, Unused.......inquire

( also linked from 228th AHB section )
United States Army Security Agency Aviation Unit

USASA "CEFLY LANCER" Program - started in 1971 with RU-21Js
partial History from the Janes.com web site:
"The C-12 Huron is a military version of the Beech King Air 200, with the US Army becoming the first US military customer for the type when it procured (the) first three King Air 200s in 1971 that were designated RU-21J. These RU-21J were procured under the 'Cefly Lancer' programme and equipped with ALQ-150 tactical ESM equipment for special missions. A further 60 military passenger-carrying C-12s were subsequently procured from 1973."

Anyone know which Company run the CEFLY LANCER Project for the 509th RRGp?


A Golden Knight riding Pegasus with his Lance leveled, stains on white borders below Pegasus, patch has some hand-embroidery(?), UnUsed.......inquire
- - - -
partial History from the Janes web site:
"The C-12 Huron is a military version of the Beech King Air 200, with the US Army becoming the first US military customer for the type when it procured (the) first three King Air 200s in 1971 that were designated RU-21J. These RU-21J were procured under the 'Cefly Lancer' programme and equipped with ALQ-150 tactical ESM equipment for special missions. A further 60 military passenger-carrying C-12s were subsequently procured from 1973."

partial History from the Global Security web site:
"The JU-21A LEFT JAB conducted "Radio Research" -- the cover designation for certain units operating under the direction of the U.S. Army Security Agency Group, Vietnam. All missions of this agency were highly classified. Other variants were the RU-21A, B and C CEFIRM LEADER, RU-21D LAFFING EAGLE, RU-21E LEFT FOOT, RU-21G GUARDRAIL I / II / III, RU-21H GUARDRAIL V, and RU-21J CEFLY LANCER"
 1st Army Security Agency Company (Aviation)

1st Radio Research Company (Aviation)
( Cover designator 1st RRC(AVN) was assigned upon arrival in the RVN May 30, 1967 )

1st Aviation Company (Radio Research)

"Crazy Cat" a Neptune Company,  Project CEFLIEN LION
- - - -

scanned at 300dpi

large 6 1/2" (vertical), removed from plaque, Used......(sold)
- - - -

Reason for PI made patches
Unit flew one RP/SP-2E to the Philippine Islands every month for "corrosion-control" at a Naval Air Station with a full load of Company personnel or with personnel who helped them in their missions.  Many of the 1st RRC's insignia was made in the PI. In 1970, this practice was modified ( by stopping all "non-essential" personnel from going on the monthly flight ) after a Pilot was caught doing a little dealing on his own ( documented in the "Oversexed" Weekly, circa Summer of 1970).


1st AVN CO (RR), PI made, removed from a MA-1, Used......(sold)
- - - -

= circa 1972 I would guess


4.75" Vietnam made patch, scroll is 4.5" wide, minor stains on white threads, UnUsed..(sold)

( see Nose Art on RP-2E in picture = same as patch )

( project named: CEFLIEN LION (sometimes pronounced as "Sea Flying Lion") )

( see this link for details on Left Jab and other ASA(RR) Airborne activities in Vietnam:
http://www.nsa dot gov/vigilance/vigil00005.cfm )

Army modified Lockheed RP-2E Lockheed Neptune at NAB/NAF/NAS, Cam Ranh Bay, RVN
(I don't know the correct name for the Naval Air installation at CRB, RVN)
- - - -
1st RRC(AVN) at Cam Ranh Bay NAS, RVN

Flew RP-2E & SP-2E converted Navy P-2V Neptune Patrol Aircraft recovered from Davis-Monathan AFB, AZ


medium size insignia made in Vietnam, puckered from the tailor shop, UnUsed........(sold)
- - - -
post-RVN service

1st Army Security Agency Company (Aviation)



1st ASA Company(AVN), USA made, RFU, Used......inquire

Anyone know:
date unit was formed at Fort Bliss (1971, 1975, or etc.)?
what aircraft type did they fly, RU-21s or ?
date it was deActivated and assets turned-over to the 138th?

Information from a Veteran of the Unit ( March 1975 through May 1978 )
"Unit was formed in 72 as the 1St Army Security Agency Aviation Electronic Warfare Company with 9 RU-21 Queen Air FWAC.
Unit transferred from Ft Bliss main post to Biggs Army Airfield in ‘76.
Unit went TDY to Germany in ‘76 and ‘77, and Alaska in ‘77 as well.
Commanded by Maj Hale thru ‘78 when I got out. ....... Sister unit 138th ASA AVN."
( I edited-out a portion )

some History for CEFIRM Leader does not agree with the History below?
1st ASA Company(AVN) CEFIRM LEADER was formed in Ft. Bliss, TX, in 1971(1975?) and was intended to replace the RP-2E Neptune, Crazy Cats.
The unit was composed of 9 x aircraft capable of performing Radio Direction Finding(DF), Jamming, & Command and Control via a data link.
Due to problems with one of the systems the unit was not deployed and the war ended.
The system was later turned over to the 138th Aviation (Reserve) Company.
The system was deployed to Central America and subsequently to the Iraq War.
- - - -
partial History to include RVN Serivce
Constituted 5 May 1955 in the Regular Army as the 14th Army Aviation Company
Activated 1 June 1955 at Fort Riley, Kansas
Redesignated 15 August 1956 as the 1st Army Aviation Company
Converted and redesignated 2 December 1966 as the 1st Army Security Agency Company (Aviation)
Inactivated 30 April 1972 in Vietnam
Activated 15 December 1975 at Fort Bliss, Texas

additional verbage
Original 1st Aviation Company in Vietnam flew CV-2 Caribou which were transferred to the USAF
1st Radio Research Company (Aviation) served in Vietnam circa May 1967 to March 1972
(there are conflicting dates of service for the 2 units - so choose your own)
1st RRC(AVN) assigned to the 224th Aviation Battalion(RR); based at Cam Ranh Bay, Naval Air Station
Check-out Wikipedia for more on the Neptunesj
1st Transportation Battalion
( Aircraft Maintenance Depot, Seaborne )

(Mobile Helicopter Maintenance Facility aboard the USNS Corpus Christi Bay)


1st TC BN, 1960s 4.5" U. S. made insignia, UnUsed....(sold)

Activated October 1 1964 at Corpus Christi, Texas: arrived off Vietnam April 1 1966;
Departed RVN October 31 1972; DeActivated March 31 1975 at Corpus Christi, TX

1st Aviation Company

early Caribou unit

1st Aviation Company (RVN July 1962 - 7 December 1963), One-of-the-Early Army Aviation Units in-Country "WE SUPPORT" patch worn by aircrews flying CV-2 Caribou, "FWLT" = Fixed Wing Light Transport, Exremely Rare Arc and Patch combination--removed from OG-107 shirt,  Vietnam HE, Used, GC+...........inquire

Number 1 Operational Support Unit

served in Vietnam February 1968 - February 1972


R.A.A.F., Vietnam, Vietnam Made, UnUsed.....inquire

( also listed on the USAF Squadrons page )

 1st Aviation Brigade
- - - -
Vietnam made Beercan DIs

scanned at 300dpi


- - - -
1st AVN BDE Beercan Variant

Shield painted BLACK with sword handle and guard painted YELLOW

PinBack(PB) made in Vietnam, Used........inquire
- - - -
"Reisingers Raiders" 

TOW Detachment, First Aviation Brigade

( identification from the ASMIC Army Aviation Patch Book )


TOW DET, 1st AVN BDE, made in Vietnam, UnUsed.....inquire

( also on: htm, 155th Attack Helicopter section, & UI #129 pages )
- - - -

A successor unit to the 155th Attack Helicopter's  "155th ATK HEL First Combat Aerial TOW Team"

TOW = Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided Missile
- - - -

References to the TOW/COBRA Program

From this Web Site:    ahttp://tri.army dot mil/LC/CS/csa/aaarmsy2.htm#TOW
"The M65 TOW/Cobra Missile System (AMCOM) began in March, 1965;  the Improved Cobra Armament Program.
The XM65 TOW/Cobra system was a functional upgrade to the XM26 armament subsystem (used on the UH-1B "Huey")"
"1970,  Studies leading to the development of the XM65 TOW Armament Subsystem for the AH-1 COBRA were started."

 from Redstone Arsenal:
"1970, Studies leading to the development of the XM65 TOW armament subsystem for the AH-1 series COBRA helicopter were started this year."  "March 1972 , The Army began the Improved COBRA Armament Program. The XM65 TOW/ COBRA development program was a functional upgrade of the XM26 TOW/ UH-1B HUEY armament subsystem. The COBRA was the first helicopter designed expressly as a weapons carrier"

some units using a TOW system in Vietnam were:
May 2, 1972 - 155th ATK HEL First Combat Aerial TOW Team, 155th ATK HEL used the XM26 TOW subsystem-combat for the first time
May 20, 1972 at Kontum - 361st Aerial Weapons Company used the XM26 TOW/HUEY Weapon System
June-July 1972 in II Corps - 2nd Combat Aerial TOW Team flew combat missions

Excellent site for TOW systems in Vietnam:
http://www.redstone dot army.mil/history/tow/tow_chronology.html
- - - -
Vietnam and Japan made patches

1st AVN BDE, hand-embroidered in Vietnam, scrapbook residue on back, Used.......inquire

Japan made, minor wear, Used.........inquire

- - - -

( more Color & Subdued 1st AVN Brigade patches available, Inquire )
- - - -
German made Reverse ("Combat") Insignia

has a German made look to it(?), scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed......(sold)

German made Right-Facing Bird for the Combat (Right) sleeve,  UnUsed.........inquire

Vietnam made, UnUsed.......inquire

- - - -
1st AVN BDE Flyer's Poplin Jungle Shirt

click on picture
- - - -
1st Aviation Brigade AIRBORNE (Pathfinder)

worn by 1st AVN BDE PATHFINDERs ( or Parachutist Qualified Component personnel )

( see Pathfinder Metal and Cloth Badges on the Airborne page )


Hand-embroidered in Vietnam, UnUsed..........inquire

( also on the Airborn page, Pathfinder section )
- - - -
1st AVN BDE Parachutist Qualified Component 1-Piece SSI

1st AVN BDE Pocket Hanger, Vietnam made, High-Quality construction, UnUsed........inquire

PATHFINDER (or someone on Jump status in the BDE), one-piece "AIRBORNE", Viet-made, UnUsed........inquire

1st Aviation Brigade Pocket Hanger, Viet-made, UnUsed.......inquire

- - - -
1st Aviation Brigade Pocket Hanger


- - - -
Subdued Twill Issue and Hand Embroidered

More Subdued 1st AVN BDE patches available

Issue Twill, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed......inquire

HE in Vietnam, mesh backing, UnUsed......inquire

- - - -
Command Aviation Company - 1st Aviation Brigade

( flew out of Long Thanh North Army Airfield, RVN )


Teeny Weeny Airlines, Vietnam made......(sold)

I CORPS Aviation Company (Provisional) (1964 - 1966)




I CORPS AVN CO(P) with Fixed-Wing and Rotary aircraft, excellent quality Hand-embroidery from Vietnam, residue on back, UnUsed.....inquire
- - - -
partial History
Activated in November 1964 by Order of General Westmoreland to Control existing Army Aviation assets in I CORPS.
Later Expanded/Renamed I CORPS Aviation Battalion (Provisional) in July 1966.
Battalion Inactivated and Assets transferred to the 223rd Aviation Battalion circa December 1966.
1st Cavalry Regiment

D Troop (AIR), 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment

"First Regiment of Dragoons"
- - - -
D Troop(AIR)

Troop D(AIR), 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment(Armored), 1st Armored Division


 'Organized 1833', Japan made, puckered on border(typical of this type of construction), RFU, Used...inquire
- - - -
Delta Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Air Cavalry Regiment

callsign = Sabre

"DDAP" = Dead Dinks are Pacified

Flew the OH-6A Cayuse, made by Hughes


D/1/1 AIR CAV SCOUTS, Vietnam made, UnUsed.........(sold)
- - - -
D/1/1st Air Cavalry (AERO WEAPONS) "CREW CHIEF"



Maker's glue on the top left, UnUsed........inquire
- - - -
D/1/1st Cavalry Regiment Pilot's Novelty patch

"VIET CONG HUNTING CLUB" - dated circa March 23, 1970 by Collector

This date would place D Troop back with their Squadron who had been working with the AMERICAL since mid-1967.

Left patch, lots of wear, RFU, Used........(sold)

Right patch was with the "dated" patch but looks USA made, RFU, Used........inquire
- - - -
partial History of D Troop(AIR)
Three Ground Cavalry Troops of the the 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment(Armored) were Detached from the 1st Armored Division at Fort Hood, TX and Attached to U.S. Army, Pacific as a Seperate Armored Cavalry Squadron circa mid-1967.  These TROOPs were sent to support Task Force OREGON (later 23rd Infantry Division (AMERICAL) based in Chu Lai, RVN on a Temporary basis.

Later, in July 1968, Troop D(AIR), 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment(Armored) Deployed to Vietnam from Fort Hood and Attached to the 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile).
In 1969, D Troop(AIR) rejoined the 1st Squadron's 3 x Ground TROOPs in Chu Lai to support the AMERICAL Division.

The 1st Squadron (all 4 TROOPs) Departed Vietnam May 10, 1972; D Troop(AIR) assets remaining in Vietnam were used to Form D Troop(AIR), 17th Cavalry which was Activated April 30, 1972

I have a typed note from a Collector that owned the "Viet Cong Hunting Club" Patch which indicates D Troop(AIR) was associated with the 123rd Aviation Battalion, AMERICAL Division circa March 23, 1970.
2nd Squadron
- - - -
D Troop, Aero Rifle Platoon


Large D/2/1st Air CAV REGT, Vietnam made, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed........Inquire
- - - -
Aeroscout Platoon, Delta Troop

"Vini Vidi Vici" = I came, I saw, I conquered

partially-hand-embroidered D/2/1st AIR CAV, RFU, washed = puckered, Used......(sold)

made in Vietnam, UnUsed......inquire

- - - -
partial History
2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry (1st Regiment of Dragoons)
Deployed to Vietnam August 30, 1967  
Departed RVN October 11, 1970; Returned to Fort Hood, TX
7th Squadron,1st Air Cavalry

Headquarters Troop = "Kingbird"
Alpha Troop = "Apache"
Bravo Troop = "Dutch Master"
Charlie Troop = "Sand Piper" and "Comanche"
Delta Troop = "Powder Valley"
- - - -


Subdued patch made in Vietnam, UnUsed......inquire
- - - -
Headquarters & Headquarters Troop

callsign "KING BIRD"


HHT, 7th SQDN, 1st AIR CAV, Vietnam made, circa 1969 - 1972, scrapebook residue on back, UnUsed.....inquire
- - - -
A Troop

callsign = Apache
- - - -
Apache Guns and Tactical Operations Center


A/7/1st Air CAV "APACHE GUNS", made in Vietnam, UnUsed......(sold)

A/7/1st CAV REGT "TOC", Vietnam made, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed......inquire

( these were reversed on the scanner bed )
- - - -
Alpha Troop, 7th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment(AIR)

"APACHE GUNS", made in Vietnam - Finally found another Apache Guns

( This is a bad picfile - this patch is dark blue like the one above - scanner going South )

- - - -
A Troop

Apache Lift and Aeroscouts

A/7/1st Air CAV Lift, made in Vietnam, UnUsed......inquire

A/7/1st Air CAV Aeroscouts, Vietnam made, UnUsed.....(sold)

- - - -
Alpha Troop, 7th Squadron, 1st Air Cavalry Regiment


border has Vietnamese maker's flaws, UnUsed......(sold)
- - - -

Beercan made in Vietnam, Used.......inquire
- - - -


made in Vietnam, scrapbook residue on back, black stain near top-border above the "HE", UnUsed......inquire
- - - -
A/7/1st Air Cavalry Regiment - Apache Maintenance



Collector's ID on back, Vietnam made, UnUsed.....inquire

partial History for Troop A/7/1
Relocated to Vietnam in February 1968; Assigned to 1st AVN BDE - Departed the RVN April 7, 1972
- - - -
 B/7/1st Air CAV (Aeroweapons Platoon)



Gun Platoon, "FROM THE DELTA TO THE DMZ, Vietnam made, puckered from the shop, UnUsed.....inquire
- - - -
Bravo Troop, 7th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment(AIR)



B/7/1st AIR CAV, made in Vietnam, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed.........inquire
- - - -
B Troop, 7th Squadron, 1st AIR CAV "DUTCHMASTER SCOUTS"

Beercan made in Vietnam, no posts, was glued to a plaque or etc., Used.......inquire
- - - -
Charlie Troop, 7th Squadron, 1st Air Cavalry "SCOUTS"

"Sand Piper" and "Comanche"


C/7/1st AIR CAV, puckered from the maker's shop in Vietnam, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed....(sold)
- - - -
C Troop, 7th Squadron, 1st AIR CAV "COMANCHE SCOUTS"

Vietnam made Beercan, Used.......(SOLD)
- - - -
C Troop, Aerorifle Platoon

Callsign "Comanche"


C/7/1st Air CAV "Flying Circus", Vietnam Made, UnUsed.....inquire

( callsign changed in March 1968 from "Sand Piper" to "Comanche" to fit the American Indian theme )
- - - -
C Troop, Aeroweapons Platoon


Charlie Troop, 7th Squadron, 1st Air Cavalry Regiment, made in Vietnam, residue on back, UnUsed......inquire
- - - -
Delta Troop(Armored Cavalry), 7th Squadron, 1st Air Cavalry

Delta Troop = "Powder Valley"

The  Infantry of the 7/1st Cavalry performing: Reconnaissance, Convoy escort, Night ambushes, Perimeter defense, and Search & Destroy missions.

callsign "POWDER RIVER", "GROUND POUNDERS OF THE DELTA - WE'RE NOT HERE", made in Vietnam, UnUsed......inquire

( also linked from the Vietnam to 1975/9th ID section )

- - - -
partial History
7th Squadron, 1st Cavalry (1st Regiment of Dragoons) was formed at Fort Knox in June 1967; Relocated to  Vietnam  February 26, 1968
Assigned to 12th AVN GP at Di An; Assigned to 164th AVN GP June 3, 1968 and Relocated to Vinh Long
Assigned to the 9th Infantry Division until circa mid-1969; then Supported ARVN troops in MR-4
Departed RVN April 7, 1972
Assigned circa 1972 to the 194th Armored Brigade, Ft Knox, KY; In 1976 Unit the was Inactivated and assets used to form Air CAV Troops in: 5th, 7th, & 24th IDs

This Squadron has a site which has a lot of information
1st Aviation Battalion, 1st Infantry Division

"Big Red One"
- - - -

1st ID Aviation, UnUsed........(sold)

Pocket Patch, made in U.S.A.  UnUsed........inquire

- - - -
Two Variations of "The Flying Best"

Khaki edge, UnUsed........inquire

taller 1st ID symbol, UnUsed.....inquire

- - - -
A Company, 1st Aviation Battalion, Campagne Flight

"Fire Ball"


Hand-embroidered in Vietnam, UnUsed.....inquire
- - - -
"A" Company, GUN Platoon

1st Aviation Battalion/1st Infantry Division


hand-embroidered, made in Vietnam, "Rebels" "Armed Helicopters", dated 1966-67, looks used but I can find no stitch holes, UnUsed(?)............inquire

( identified in ASMIC's Army AVN Book VII )
- - - -
A Company, 1st Aviation Battalion, "SERVICE PLATOON"

Bulldog with wrench in his mouth, maker's stain by the "P", UnUsed.......inquiire
- - - -
B Company, 1st Aviation Battalion, ASTA


Hand-embroidered in Vietnam with the SSI hand-quilted, minor stains below the "AVN BN", UnUsed.......inquire
- - - -
"PONY PLATOON", B Company, 1st Aviation Battalion

hand-embroiderd in Vietnam, UnUsed......inquire

- - - -
partial History
1st Aviation Battalion served in Vietnam, circa 1965 - 1970
- - - -
3rd Brigade/1st Infantry Division

Rare hand-embroidered "NIGHT HAWKS"


"Night Hawks" of the Aviation Section, hand-embroidered in Vietnam, rust damage from a Vietnamese staple, UnUsed............inquire
3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Aviation Section)



RVN era patch for the 2nd ID in Korea, "DMZ IMJIM RIVER", RFU, Used......inquire
2nd Aviation Company (Fixed-Wing Tactical Transport)

2nd AVN CO (FWTT), RFU, Used.....(sold)
2nd Aviation Detachment



2nd AVN DET, RFU, Used........inquire
2nd Infantry Division
- - - -
Gun Platoon, B Company, 2nd Aviation Battalion

"GUN-FIGHTER FLIGHT", Tail Number 847


circa 1980, made in Korea, Unused......inquire

( old UI#184 )
- - - -
Division Artillery Aviation Section


2nd ID, DIV ARTY AVN Section, staining may be from the tailor shop, UnUsed.......inquire

Stationed at Camp Stanley, Oui Jon Bu, Korea circa 1975-77, flew OH-58As (Kiowas(?))

 3rd Transportation Company (Helicopter)

later changed to 3rd TC (Light Helicopter); then to Operational Support Activity Command (OSACOM); and then to OSA

VIP unit stationed at Davison Army Air Field, Fort Belvoir, Virginia circa late-1950s to early-1960s

There are 2-3 variants with "3rd Helicopter Co" on the scroll; another variant has the intials of the "Davison US Army Airfield Rotary Wing Unit" on the scroll


Walt Disney design, UnUsed.....inquire
- - - -
partial History

There are 2-3 variants with "3rd Helicopter Co" on the scroll; another variant has the intials of the "Davison US Army Airfield Rotary Wing Unit" on the scroll
- - - -
An addition to the 3rd's History from a current member of the staff at Fort Belvoir
(I have changed/rearrange his remarks so any errors are mine)
 The 3rd Transportation Company (Helicopter) (later, Light Helicopter) and 509th Transportation Company (Helicopter) were transferred from Ft Bragg, North Carolina in the early-1950s to Commission Davison AAF, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
 The 509th TC(H) had been assigned to the 82nd ABN DIV at Fort Bragg; in the early-1960s the 509th TC stood-down and the assets absorded by the 3rd TC(H).
The 3rd Transportation Company (Helicopter)  was Re-designated Operational Support Activity Command (OSACOM) (the "COM" was later dropped from the acronym); OSA continues to operate in the Reserve Command on Davison AAF to this date.
 Originally the mission was two-fold: Presidential helicopter support with the Presidential Executive Detachment and Executive Priority Air Transport(PAT).
 The Presidential Executive Detachment's mission was transferred to Marine HMX-1 Squadron, circa mid-1970s.
The PAT mission continues at Davison AAF but was divided between the OSA(Reserve Command) flying Fixed Wing Long-Haul missions and the 12th Aviation Battalion(Active Duty) flying Helicopter Support missions.
Both the 3rd & 509th TC's  insignia were designed by Walt Disney(not his staff).
 Both patches depict the H-21 helicopter that the Companies were flying; Dachshund with twisted ears and rotating tails.

( Anyone have more History on the 3rd )

Does anyone know if the Army ever "Officially" changed the Designator "Transportation" used by Rotary units to "Helicopter"?

3rd Radio Research Unit (Aviation Section)

Army Security Agency(3rd RRU) "AVIATION SECTION", active from March 1962 to mid-1965; folded into the 224th Aviation Battalion(RR) of the 509th RRGp
Flew old L-20s (RU-6As), know as the "TWA" (Teeny Weeny Airlines)
The 3rd RRU wore civilian clothing in the early-days
Located at Davis Station on Tan Son Nhut AB in Saigon
Davis Station named for SP/4 Davis, first American killed in combat while on a Mobile PRD-1 Team (SRDF Mission) with his Counterparts
see story on this link:  http://www.asalives dot org/ASAONLINE/kiadavis.htm

For non-Flying Army Security Agency Patches see ASA Page
- - - -
3rd Radio Research Unit (Aviation Section), the "4-Balled Cat" patch

Chain-stitched with Red felt backing - hard to find earlier insigna

Larger Vietnamese Chain-stitched insignia, Used.....inquire
- - - -
Assault Beaver of the Army Security Agency in Vietnam


Novelty patch used by the 3rd Radio Research Unit's Aviation Section and other RR Aviation Companies who flew the De Havilland Canada RU-6A Beavers, 4 1/8" Japan made, UnUsed........inquire


Beaver similar to the ones flown by the 224th Radio Research Battalion's Aviation Companies
3rd Aviation Company(Combat)

3rd AVN CO active from 1957 to 1963


3rd AVN CO(CBT), UnUsed.......inquire
- - - -
partial History
3rd Aviation Company (Combat) Activated/Assigned to 3rd Infantry Division July 1, 1957 at Fort Benning, Georgia
On 5 June 1963, the 3rd Aviation Battalion was Activated and personnel and equipment were diverted to support the US Army in Southeast Asia
(missing some history here)
On 16 December 1974, the 3rd AVN BN(CBT) was Activated as a provisional unit to test a new concept of Army Aviation in Europe
On 1 October 1977, the Battalion was officially designated as the first USAREUR Divisional Aviation Battalion
In April 1981, the 3rd Aviation Battalion (Combat) relocated from Kitzengen to Giebelstadt Army Airfield

On 16 November 1984 the 3rd Aviation Battalion (Combat) was provisionally Activated as the US Army's first Aviation Brigade in a Mechanized infantry division
The 3rd Aviation Brigade was officially Activated March 15, 1985 as 4th Brigade(Aviation), 3rd Infantry Division(Mechanized)
On 16 August 1991, the 4th Brigade(Aviation) was inactivated.

Reactivated as the 3rd Aviation Brigade February 16, 1996 at Fort Stewart, Georgia as part of the reflagging of the 24th Infantry Division as the 3rd ID(MECH)
 3rd Aviation Company (Attack Helicopter)

aka 3rd Assault Helicopter Company

 "Chicken Man"

After Two Brigades of the 1st CAV DIV(AM) returned to CONUS in 1971, A/227th AHB remained in-Country and was Redesignated 3rd Aviation Company(AH) and sent to Pleiku and Assigned to the 52nd CAB, 17th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade
- - - -
Third Aviation Company (Attack Helicopter)


made in USA circa 1971-72 when the 3rd was ReActivated in Vietnam

Anyone ever seen a  "VINTAGE"  3rd AVN Co(AH) patch made in Vietnam?

U.S. made, UnUsed.......inquire

larger USA made patch, UnUsed.......inquire

- - - -
3rd AVN CO(AH) continued to use the "Chicken Man" insignia

a collector marked on reverse "3 AHC", Vietnam made, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed.....inquire

Maroon Chicken, Vietnam made, UnUsed.......inquire
( is this for the Flight Surgeon's Section? )

( also on 52nd CAB and  227th AHB )
- - - -
partial History
The 3rd Aviation Company was Reformed as A Company, 227th Bn, 1st Cavalry Division (AM) at Fort Benning and served in Vietnam circa 1965 to 1971  
 The"3rd" Designator was reused in 1971 when the 1st CAVDIV(AM) stood down and returned to the States  
 When the 1st Cavalry Division stood down in Vietnam in March 1971, a number of units remained in-country
( The 229th Aviation Battalion remained in Vietnam with the 3rd BDE, 1st CAVDIV )  
6 x 1st CAVDIV aviation units were Assigned to the 1st AVN BDE and continued service in the RVN until early-1972  

Company ReAssignments in Vietnam:
 A/227 (3rd AVN CO(AH) assigned to 52nd CAB, 17th AVN Gp
Companies: B, C, & D/227th sent to 10th CAB, 17th AVN Gp
A/228th Assigned to 11th AVN Gp  
C/228 Assigned to 52nd CAB, 17th AVN Gp
Company B/229th Assigned to 222nd CAB, 12th Aviation Group
A Company, 3rd Aviation Battalion (Combat), 3rd Infantry Division


A Co. 3rd ABC, 3rd ID, "RAVEN", German made patch circa late-1970s to early-1980s, UnUsed........inquire
3rd Air Cav SCOUTS




I have the history on this unit and patch but I don't have the time to re-write the information I was given by the Veteran.
B Company, 3rd MIB (AE) (P) - GUARDRAIL V

( Company B, 3rd MIB(AE) (P) adopted the lineage of the 542nd Military Intelligence Detachment )


B Company, 3rd Military Inteligence Battalion (Aerial Exploitation) (Provisional), UnUsed.....inquire

( see History on the 146th ASA (AVN) Section )
4th Infantry Division, 1st Brigade (AVIATION)

callsign "HUMMING BIRD"

Hand-embroidered in Vietnam


1st BDE(AVN). 4th ID, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed......inquire

( also on 4th ID section of RVN to 1975 page )

partial History
each Brigade had 3 x OH-6A Cayuse Obervation Helicopters = 1 x OH-6A per Battalion in the BDE
4th Aviation Battalion (Combat)
- - - -

Made in the USA, intended for wear in Vietnam; why this insignia was encased in plastic is unknown, maybe as a pocket hanger?

( If you know more info - let me know )


"PEGASUS", encased in plastic, UnUsed......inquire
- - - -
B Company, 4th Aviation Battalion

callsign = "GAMBLER"


"MINI-BRUTE" OH-6A Cayuse hand-embroidered patch, made in Vietnam, scrapbook residue on back, puckered at the tailor shop, UnUsed......inquire
4th Infantry Division Artillery Aviation Section



"DivArty" Aviation section, hand-embroidered in Vietnam, small spot on right side, UnUsed.....inquire
 7936LN - IV Corps Aviation Company Pilot’s Shirt



7936LN - S/L, dated 1969, minor stains, above average condition…..several badges, name tape roughly removed, Used...inquire

4th Cavalry Regiment

D Troop(AIR), 1st Squadron



D/1/4th AIR CAV, made in Vietnam, UnUsed......inquire
- - - -
F Troop, 4th AIR Cavalry



Vietnam made, UnUsed....inquire  
- - - -


Made in Vietnam, very poor construction, stained, flaw in material between rotor and border, UnUsed........inquire
- - - -
partial History of F Troop, 4th Cavalry
Troop F was Activated in Vietnam from assets of D Troop(AIR), 3st SQDN, 4th CAV on February 10, 1971 and assigned to 25th ID as a separate air cavalry troop
After the 25th ID left Vietnam Troop F remained assigned to the 25th ID while serving with the 11th & 12th AVN GPs
Troop F left Vietnam February 26, 1973
Aviation Training Detachment 5



DET 5, Vietnam made, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed.....inquire
- - - -
partial History
Operated from 1966 - 1973 at Vung Tau
served under various commands: Capital Avn Bn, 223rd CAB, 201st CAC, & 17th CAG
then it operated directly under command of the First Aviation Brigade
Det 5 was a training Unit broken into four teams: Huey, Cobra, Kiowa, and Loach.
Mission of the teams was to train Instructor Pilots, Standardization Instructor Pilots, and to give Transition Training to pilots who were changing aircraft. I think it was unique in Vietnam.

5th Cavalry Regiment

3/5 Air CAV Pocket Hanger



made in Vietnam, stains below horse from the maker's shop, UnUsed......inquire
- - - -
3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry Regiment


Indian on horse, Hand embroidered, Vietnam made, "Black Knight" "Viet-Nam", UnUsed.......inquire
( from a Veteran's Grouping )

Knight on horse, Vietnam made, paper still on back, UnUsed......inquire

- - - -

Cowboy on horse, 3/5 CAV "VIETNAM", made in Vietnam, Used......inquire
- - - -
D/3/5th Air Cavalry Aerorifle Platoon

Air Cavalry Troop of the 3/5 Armored Cavalry Regiment supporting the 9th Infantry Division


Large D/3/5 CAV "The Long Knives", pre-1971, Vietnam made, UnUsed....inquire
- - - -
D/3/5th Cavalry Aerorifle Platoon

variation of the above patch


Vietnam made, UnUsed......inquire
- - - -
Vinh Long Maintenance Platoon, D Troop

callsign = "SCAVENGERS"



made in Vietnam, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed......inquire
- - - -
D Troop, 3rd Squadron, 5th Air Cavalry "GUNS" Platoon



made in Vietnam, UnUsed.......inquire
( unit supported the 101st ABD when this patch was worn )
- - - -
D/3/5th Air Cavalry Aeroweapons Platoon




- - - -
D/3/5th Air Cavalry Aeroscout Platoon


pre-1971 style, Vietnam made, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed........(sold)

- - - -
D/3/5th AIR CAV "AERO SCOUTS" War Wagon

Beecan made in Vietnam, NO Posts, glue residue on back-possibly was on a plaque/etc., Used......inquire
- - - -
partial History
3rd SQDN, 5th Armored Cavalry Regiment ("Black Knights") supported the 9th Infantry Division
D Troop (Air Cavalry Troop in the 3/5 CAV) was Reassigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Mobile)
Later Redesignated  C/3/17th Cavalry  and assigned to 1st Aviation BDE
FIRST BRIGADE(AVIATION PLATOON), 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized)


1st BDE (AVN PLT), 5th ID(MECH) patch made in Vietnam, UnUsed......inquire

( also on the RVN - 1975 page, 5th ID section )
6th Airlift Platoon


Rare patch - hand-embroidered in Vietnam


Black Panther
- - - -
patial History
Formed at Fort Riley, Kansas and served in the RVN September 1964 to February 1966
Assigned to 13th AVN BN; then transferred to I Corps Aviation Company (Provisional)
InActivated in February 1966 and all assets transferred to 2nd Platoon, 171st Aviation Company
6th Aviation Detachment


ID'd in the ASMIC Cloth Patch Book as a "Detachment"

Possibly part of the 6th Aviation Company supporting Special Forces in Vietnam, made in Vietnam
Anyone know the true identify of this unit - let me know



This patch has similarities of the 7th AVN PLT's patch shown in the Army Aviation in Vietnam 1963 - 1966 Book by Ralph B. Young, page 148
Both the 6th and 7th AVN Platoons were formed at Fort Riley at the same time
The patch shown in the ASMIC book has "QRF" below the Lightning Bolt

Presidio of San Francisco, California


6th Army FLT DET, UnUsed......inquire
7th Army Training Center (Aviation Section)

This patch is for the Aviation Section (Established in 1958) of the 7th Army Training Center(7th ATC)

The "ATC" on the patch confuses the issue as there was never a 7th Army air traffic control unit
(see Air Traffic Controllers partial-history below)
- - - -
circa 1960s in Germany


fine-mesh cheesecloth backing, scrapbook residue on back, looks German made, UnUsed......inquire
- - - -
partial History - from a former Army Air Traffic Controller
(  I have re-arranged/changed some of his verbage - any mistakes will be mine )
The 7th Army Training Center was originally Established as the Armor Training Center(ATC) for the 7th Army and gradually took over all sorts of training missions, but it never had anything to do with air traffic control.  
The 7th ATC was originally stationed in the Vilseck-Grafenwoehr area.  I have no idea where the aviation section was specifically located but I suspect it was at Echterdingen/Stuttgart because that's where the "7th Army Avn Tng Center" (a sub-unit of the 7th ATC) was located.  The 7th ATC had a number of helicopter firing/training ranges in various parts of Germany.  

The Army's Air Traffic Control Unit in Germany was Originally Designated the 16th Aviation Operating Detachment
later Redesignated 14th AATRI Company (Army Air Traffic Regulation & Identification Company)
then Redesignated 14th Aviation Company (ATC)
later Redesignated 14th Aviation Unit (ATC)
then Redesignated 59th ATC Battalion
and finally Redesignated 3rd Battalion, 58th Aviation Regiment

In the early-to-mid '60s the Army's Air Traffic Controllers were trained by the USAF at Keesler AFB in Mississippi.  
In the late '60s Air Traffic Controller training for Army personnel was centralized at the Army Aviation Center, Ft. Rucker, Alabama, where it has remained to this day.   
There was never any formal centralized Army air taffic control training unit in Germany.
U.S. Army VII Corps (Aviation Section)


Chainstitch embroidery on felt in Germany


 8th Transportation Company and Battalion (LtHel)

First Unit to conduct a Combat Helicopter Assault
- - - -
8th Transportation Company (Light Helicopter)

 8th TC(LtHel), RFU, never washed, Used.....(sold)
- - - -
I was informed by a collector the smaller patch on left is the 8th TRANS BN, not a company.
This is supposed to be the Original, and only, Design the BN used in Hanau, Germany.


8th Transportation Battalion (Helicopter), UnUsed........(sold)

8th TC(LT HEL), pre-June 1963, UnUsed......(sold)
- - - -
partial History
Arrived Vietnam December 11, 1961 flying H-21s, supported by the  140th TD (CHFM)
Conducted the First Heliborne Operation of the War
Assigned 45th TC BN
Redesignated   117th AVN CO((AML)   June 23, 1963 & assigned 52nd AVN BN
8th Infantry Division's Aviation Section

8th ID Aviator's Wing, 6 1/2", late-1950-early-1960s, UnUsed........(sold)

 F Troop (AIR CAV), 8th Cavalry Regiment, 123rd Aviation Battalion

Supported the 23rd Infantry Division (AMERICAL)

"Blue Ghost"
- - - -
F/8 Ghost flying over Vietnam firing a mini-gun
UnCommon hand-embroidered in Vietnam insignia, UnUsed.....(sold)
- - - -
Mate to the above F/8 AIR CAV "BLUE GHOSTS"

From the same Veteran's Estate as the "BLUE GHOSTS" patch listed above

"BLUE GHOSTS", Death with a Minigun flying over Vietnam


Hand-embroidered in Vietnam, was folded in storage=see fold-line across RVN in the MR-4 area, UnUsed.....(sold)
 - - - -

F/8 Cavalry "Blue Ghost", made in the RVN, scrap book residue on back, UnUsed.....inquire
- - - -


"Blue Ghost", made in the RVN, old ID label on back, UnUsed.....inquire
- - - -
"BLUE GHOST" variation

"F" above the crossed-sabers


made in the RVN, Used.......(sold)
- - - -
Found another Variation with the "F" above the crossed sabres


From the maker's shop: missing thread in the top border area/puckered/small hole in red cloth inside the "G", made in Vietnam, UnUsed.......(sold)
- - - -
Aerorifle Platoon Lift Section, F Troop, 8th Air Cavalry


"F" TRP 8th CAV" "You Pissed me Off!" "BLUE GHOST LIFT" , made in the RVN, puckered on border at 0900-1000 done by the maker's shop, UnUsed......inquire
- - - -

callsign REDS


"Blue Ghost", mis-ID'd by a collector, residue on back, Made in Vietnam, Unused.....inquire
- - - -

Got an extra "BLUE GHOSTS" or "NIGHTHAWK" patch? email Jack@LJMilitaria.com
- - - -
partial History
Reactivated April 1, 1968 in Vietnam as F Troop (Air), 8th Cavalry utilizing the assets of C Troop, 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry
Assigned to the AMERICAL (23rd ID); Departed Vietnam and Inactivated February 26, 1973
D Troop/8th Cavalry

8th Aviation Battalion

8th Infantry Division Aviation Wing, 6 3/8", UnUsed..........(sold)

D/8th Sky Cavalry, re-designated D/8th CAV & Assigned to 191st Infantry Brigade on December 3, 1963, Inactivated in 1968, UnUsed.......inquire

8th Aviation Battalion, "To the Sound of the Guns", UnUsed..........inquire


Army Aviation: 1st - 8th    9th - 49th    50th - 99th    100th - 169th    170th - 239th    240th & UP

Return To:       Home        Main Army Aviation Patch page

For Ordering information contact:   Jack@LJMilitaria.com

Viewers disregard this section:
4th Trans Company
8th Transportation Company
8th Helicopter Company
pre-1959 4th Transportation Company (later 506th TC), 4", cheesecloth backing, UnUsed....(sold)
8th Transportation Company, UnUsed....(SOLD)
( see another 8th TC below )
B TROOP, Aeroscout Platoon
"SCOUTS" made in Vietnam, old ID on back, UnUsed.....(sold)
D/3/5 Cavalry Aero Weapons Platoon
post-1971, Vietnam made, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed....(sold)
D/3/5th Air CAV "Charlie-Horse"
RFU Flight Shirt, soiled, red panel has frayed at the bottom-right, Used......(sold)
D Troop(Air), 1st Squadron
D/1/4 "Low Level Hell", Vietnam made, Unused..(sold)
3508CH - Air Cavalry Stetson Hat
click on picture for details
Very Large patch - probably an uncommon find
ASA Flying Units
U. S. Army TUSLOG DET (Det-4) Sinop, Turkey "ESEK Airlines"......(sold)
B Company/3rd MI BN "SITTING DUCKS  GUARDRAIL V", "I" in the MI not finished (I have a second patch that is correct) you can have both for the price of one......(both Guardrail Vs for)....(sold)
1st Aviation Detachment (Provisional)
click on picture for details - listed with 228th ASHB
1960s in Germany
7th ATC "Aviation", cheescloth backing, scrapbook residue on back, UnUsed....(sold)
3rd Aviation Company (Attack Helicopter)
A Company, 3rd Division RAVEN patch, German Made(?), UnUsed........inquire
3rd Aviation Company (Attack Helicopter) "Try Hell! We Do It", 4 1/8", UnUsed......inquire
Large 4 1/8" Vietnamese Chain-stitched 3rd Radio Research Unit (Army Security Agency) "AVIATION SECTION", Active from March 1962 to mid-1965 then folded into the 224th Aviation Battalion(RR) of the 509th RRGp, located at Davis Station on Tan Son Nhut AFB in Saigon, flew old L-20s (RU-6As), know as the "TWA" (Teeny Weeny Airlines), most 3rd RRU ARDF patches are smaller, removed from uniform, Used...(sold)
F/8th AIR CAV........(sold)