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240th Assault Helicopter Company - "Greyhounds, Mad Dogs"


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"I served with the 240th AHC out of BearCat from Apr 70 to Nov 71. This is  me on the top Pad of the Black Virgin. I was a Warrant Officer Pilot and Maintenance Officer for the last six month of my tour. I extended so I could stay in the service. I was with the Greyhounds from Apr 70 to Nov 71. My Callsign was Greyhound 13 on White Flight and Kennel Keeper 13 while in Maintenance. I was also known in the Company as "The Frito Bandido" since I am originally from Honduras." - Felix Bates
Image courtesy of Felix Bates 240th AHC BearCat 4/70- 11/71

Felix Bates and Door Gunner Higgins aircraft 69-15682 RVN1971
Image courtesy of Felix Bates 240th AHC BearCat 4/70- 11/71




Xuan Loc Ramp 240th on stand by, Gia Ray Mt in Background
Image courtesy of Felix Bates 240th AHC BearCat 4/70- 11/71

240th BOQ Bearcat RVN
Image courtesy of Felix Bates 240th AHC BearCat 4/70- 11/71

240th BOQ club mirror
Image courtesy of Felix Bates 240th AHC BearCat 4/70- 11/71

240th BOQ club plaques
Image courtesy of Felix Bates 240th AHC BearCat 4/70- 11/71

My assigned aircraft 69-15682
Image courtesy of Felix Bates 240th AHC BearCat 4/70- 11/71

My assigned aircraft 66-00813 after 682 crashed, parked at Nha Be Naval Base RVN 1971
Image courtesy of Felix Bates 240th AHC BearCat 4/70- 11/71

Refueling somewhere by Cambodian Border in support of 25th Infantry May 1970
Image courtesy of Felix Bates 240th AHC BearCat 4/70- 11/71

White Flight Patch 240th AHC First Flight - This patch was worn in and around the later part of 1970 and the begining of 1971. It was brought to me by Richard Toops who was my roomate and was shot down on Jan 22, 1971 when flying with Bill Seaborn who was KIA that day. The "Wild Willy's Warhounds" was becuase our Company Commander was Major Williams at that time. I can't remember who came after him. We usually changed Co's about every six months so they could give command time to the Real Live Officers as Commissioned Officers were called. RLO's.... - Felix Bates
Image courtesy of Felix Bates 240th AHC BearCat 4/70- 11/71

Australian Band at the Bearcat NCO club one evening in 1971
Image courtesy of Felix Bates 240th AHC BearCat 4/70- 11/71

Australian Band at the Bearcat NCO club one evening in 1971
Image courtesy of Felix Bates 240th AHC BearCat 4/70- 11/71

Australian Band at the Bearcat NCO club one evening in 1971
Image courtesy of Felix Bates 240th AHC BearCat 4/70- 11/71

Australian Band at the Bearcat NCO club one evening in 1971
Image courtesy of Felix Bates 240th AHC BearCat 4/70- 11/71

Aircraft 69-15215 Bill Seaborn right seat south of Xuan Loc
Image courtesy of Felix Bates 240th AHC BearCat 4/70- 11/71

Roof of BOQ fly by in distance
Image courtesy of Felix Bates 240th AHC BearCat 4/70- 11/71

FLY BY taken from top of BOQ 240th AHC
Image courtesy of Felix Bates 240th AHC BearCat 4/70- 11/71

Fly by with smoke
Image courtesy of Felix Bates 240th AHC BearCat 4/70- 11/71

In Support of Royal Thai Forces around Bearcat RVN
Image courtesy of Felix Bates 240th AHC BearCat 4/70- 11/71

Maddog shack and revetments
Image courtesy of Felix Bates 240th AHC BearCat 4/70- 11/71

MOn the pad of Gia Ray Mt.
Image courtesy of Felix Bates 240th AHC BearCat 4/70- 11/71

David Taylor and Bill Moyer 1971 RVN 240th AHC
Image courtesy of Felix Bates 240th AHC BearCat 4/70- 11/71

CWO Dick Ennis reading his Flight Lead Manual
Image courtesy of Felix Bates 240th AHC BearCat 4/70- 11/71

Thai Forces Celebrating New Year's Day Jan 71
Image courtesy of Felix Bates 240th AHC BearCat 4/70- 11/71

Felix Dixon Bates and Dick Ennis RVN 1970
Image courtesy of Felix Bates 240th AHC BearCat 4/70- 11/71

Flight Line Bearcat RVN 1970
Image courtesy of Felix Bates 240th AHC BearCat 4/70- 11/71

Stamped metal "Beercan" likness of the patch design produced for applicaltion of end of tour plaques.
Image courtesy of Wayne Mutza

Mag Dog Nose Art.
Image courtesy of Danny Lee Clark Sr., Mad Dogs 68-69 as a Crewchief / Gunner

Photo of the sign we had in front of our hooch, but it does'nt quite do the unit the credit it deserves.
Image courtesy of Danny Lee Clark Sr., Mad Dogs 68-69 as a Crewchief / Gunner


Image courtesy of Danny Lee Clark Sr.


Image courtesy of Danny Lee Clark Sr.


Image courtesy of Danny Lee Clark Sr.

Me with my UH-1H of the 240th AHC, I named "Nightmare," at the Navy Seawolf Huey base, Nha Be, South Vietnam in late 1971. Nightmare, s/n 67-17522, was overall very dark OD, almost black, and carried only personal markings since we took her on "Black" missions inside Cambodia, in fact, all the way to Phnom Penh, when it was under attack. Nightmare brought me back every time.
Image courtesy of Wayne Mutza

Me and friend Luis Quintero, when we were asigned as Huey crew chiefs of C Troop, 1st Squadron, 17th Cav, 82nd Airborne Div. at Ft. Bragg in 1970. Quintero was later killed.
Image courtesy of Wayne Mutza

Huey "Slick" crew chiefs and door gunners of White Flight, 240th AHC "Wild Willy's Warhounds," Bearcat, Vietnam 1971. Not all survived. Wayne Mutza is fourth from right.
Image courtesy of Wayne Mutza

UH-1H of 240th AHC White Flight "Super Scenic Cruiser" at nearby Long Thanh in 1971 after crashing during Thai Direct Combat Support mission. Crew chief was badly injured.
Image courtesy of Wayne Mutza

My aircraft AC, who was nicknamed "Buzz." The 2-2 playing cards on his helmet referred to our Huey's call sign "Greyhound 22," which was derived from the Huey's serial no. 67-17522.
Image courtesy of Wayne Mutza

VC skull mounted atop 240th AHC "Mad Dog" Gun Platoon's flightline shack at Camp Bearcat in 1971 advertised the unit's skill at their business.
Image courtesy of Wayne Mutza

Hueys of 240th Blue Flight lift platoon in trail formation drop off Thai troops to assault bunkers in 1971.
Image courtesy of Wayne Mutza


Image courtesy of Greg Windsor - 240th AHC


Image courtesy of Greg Windsor - 240th AHC


Image courtesy of Greg Windsor - 240th AHC


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