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Links to other Recon Airplane Companies and related organizations

21st RAC       Black Ace       http://www.geocities.com/davidwchandler/

74th RAC      Aloft               (This site)   http://www.aloft74th.org

183d RAC     Seahorse  1. http://www.183seahorse.org

                                     2http://www.kloppenburg.net/vietnam/returntovietnam/VietnamReunion.index.html

184th RAC    Non Stop        no website info

185th RAC    Pteradactyls    http://www.angelfire.com/tx4/Pteradactyl185/

199th RAC    Swampfox      http://www.swampfox199thrac.org

219th RAC    Headhunter     no website info

220th RAC   Catkiller           http://www.members.cox.net/scummings35/

221st RAC    Shotgun          http://www.221st.org

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Higher Headquarters - Parent Unit  

145th Combat Aviation Battalion  [1965 to Feb. 1968]    http://www.oldwarrior.com  This site has interesting after action reports referencing the 74th.

210th Combat Aviation Battalion [Feb 1968 to 1972]   http://www.cowboysranch.com/210thCAB.html This site has a superb guest log and sign in. Many former Aloft have left messages.

1st Aviation Brigade (RVN)               http://www.1stavnbde.com

International Birddog Association    http://www.l-19bowwow.com

Hawk Magazine article about the 74th   http://www.1stavnbde.com/Articles_about_us.html

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Links to 74th members individual sites:

 John J Williams II  ALOFT  2/'70--3/'71     http://photos.yahoo.com/black_rock_ranch


 

Platoon Leaders of the 74th RAC and their tour dates:

      1st Platoon Commanders at Lam Son              * = currently in email contact

           Name                            Call sign         command dates

* CPT William (Bill) Tompkins, Aloft 16, July 1965- June 1966                                  

* CPT Dale Schofield,  Aloft 16, January - June 1967 (Dale was with the 74th from June 1966 to June 1967).

  CPT Jim Rice, Aloft 16, June - November 1967

* CPT Clarence L. (Randy) Hooker, Aloft 16, November 1967 to April 1968

* MAJ Robert L. Clewell, Aloft 16, April to September, 1968

* CPT Bill J. Comer,  Aloft 16, September - October, 1968

* CPT Ed Williams, Aloft 16, October 1968 to October 1969

     2nd Platoon Commanders, Xuan Loc

* CPT Rufus Manley, Aloft 26, Nov, Dec 68, January '69

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4th Platoon- Phu Loi

* CPT Roger Bowers, Aloft 46, July 1971-February 1972.  [Roger had a previous tour with the 199th RAC,  Swamp Fox , 1969-1970].