usa Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Two

US Navy
HC-2 Fleet Angels
United States Naval Aviation

1948 to 2006    


Unit History:

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Two
Fleet Angels, tail code HU

01 Apr 1948 as HU-2
01 Jul 1965 redesignated HC-2
1977 Disestablished

1987 Reactivated
2006 Helicopter Sea Combat Support Squadron TWO ( HSC-2 )




1965 thru 1967, I was in HC2 det66 USS America (CV-66)

1968 to 1970, I was attached to HC-2 Lakehurst, NJ. Squadron provided SAR support to East coast carriers and an occasional West PAC. I made the 1970 FDR (CVA-42) Med cruise. we flew UH-2A/Bs

May67 to Oct68, I was the communications guy for the squadron. I handled all the traffic between HC-2 headquarters and the USS Forrestal when the big fire happened. It was a real experience! Really enjoyed serving with HC-2 after doing a bit of a stint on the USS Zellars (DD777) chasing Russian subs from the fjords of Norway! Phil RM2

1967 - 1969 I worked in the Mainteance Office. Really enjoyed the FAM flights down the Jersey Coast

1970 HC-2 asg USS Shangri-La (CVS-38) world cruise, vietnam

1970/71, spent time in HC-2 as the Comms Yeoman/mail. Enjoyed my stay , was too short

1971/73, HC-2 as AZ2 one of the Woodys working in the maintenance office. Enjoyed those I worked with and my time at Lakehurst.

1990s, as an AE1(AW) I was there, twice Deployed to Detachment 2 in Bahrain, and once to Detachment 1 in Naples Italy



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Locations of this unit:

YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1987/06NAS NorfolkKNGU
1973/77NAS JacksonvilleKNIP
1948/73NAS LakehurstKNEL

Models served in this unit: Login to Edit    

YearsModels
1987/06s-61 H-3
1987/06CH-53E Super Stallion
1965/70seasprite
1948/65PV-18



Construction Numbers found for HC-2 / HU-2 Help Us    

C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrganisationIn other Org
    58-597 hss-1 1957     143897 : Sikorsky HSS-1, c/n 58-597, ff?; del USN as 143897, 07Aug57; to HSS-1N (AS+
    15 UH-2A     147982 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 15, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 147982 unk; redesig +
    16 UH-2A     147983 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 16, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 147983 unk; redesig +
    : w/o 14Jun67 UH-2A type asg HC-2 Det.11 /HU-03 op loss
    61-015 hss-2     148037 : Sikorsky S-61A c/n 61-015 ff?; del USN as HSS-2 148037 unk; redesig SH-3A +
    61-030 hss-2     148052 : USN; conv SH-3G; conv SH-3H; conv UH-3H; HC-2; 26jul05 Stricken from US Na+
    19 UH-2A     149015 : 1967 UH-2A asg HC-2 Det.60 as /UP-04
    22 UH-2A     149018 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 22, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149018 unk; redesig +
    23 UH-2A     149019 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 23, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149019 unk; redesig +
    24 UH-2A     149020 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 24, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149020 unk; redesig +
    27 UH-2A     149023 : 1965 asg HU-2 on CVA-38 USS Shangri-La
    31 UH-2A     149027 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 31, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149027 unk; redesig +
    33 UH-2A     149029 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 33, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149029 unk; redesig +
    35 UH-2A 1963     149031 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 35, ff:Apr63; del USN as UH-2A 149031 Apr63; xfe+
    : 1966-67 UH-2A type asg HC-2 Det.42 /HU-01
    : 1969 UH-2A type asg HC-2 Det.38 /HU-01
    36 UH-2A     149032 : 1964-65 UH-2A type asg HU-2 Det.60
    38 UH-2A     149034 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 38, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149034 unk; redesig +
    39 UH-2A     149035 : 1967-68 UH-2A type as HC-2 /HU-18 on CVA-38 USS Shangri-La
    61-101 hss-2     149684 : USN; conv SH-3H; 1990 pictured as /AA-611 HS-3 USS Independence (CV-62) c+
    61-139 hss-2     149722 : USN; conv SH-3H; conv UH-3H; w/o 31aug04 HC-2 on USS Preble (DDG-88) in no+
    61-141 hss-2     149724 : conv UH-3H; 21oct05 pictured as HC-2 /743 USS Mount Whitney (LCC/JCC 20) a+
State of California N950DG : LASD Los Angeles County Sheriff Department from 2008, ex 149724; 30sep13 e+
    61-146 hss-2     149728 : USN; conv SH-3H; conv UH-3H; 2004 /HU-748 HC-2; 27oct04 Stricken from US N+
    61-149 hss-2     149731 : USN; conv SH-3G; 01oct87 pictured as /HU-740 HC-2 Desert Duck in Persian G+
    61-150 hss-2     149732 : USN; w/o 16may72 SH-3A with HC-2 on USS America (CV-66) off Virginia Capes
    61-151 hss-2     149733 : USN; conv SH-3G; HC-2; 1993 AMARC/9H0047
    61-156 hss-2     149737 : USN; conv SH-3G; HC-2; 1978 AMARC/9H0011
    43 UH-2A     149741 : 1963-64 UH-2A type asg HU-2 Det.62 /HU-19
    44 UH-2A     149742 : 1967-68 UH-2A type asg HC-2 Det.42 as /HU-21
    48 UH-2A     149746 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 48, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149746 unk; redesig +
    51 UH-2A     149749 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 51, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149749 unk; redesig +
    52 UH-2A     149750 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 52, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149750 unk; redesig +
    55 UH-2A     149753 : 1966-67 UH-2A type asg HC-2 Det.62
    56 UH-2A     149754 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 56, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149754 unk; redesig +
    59 UH-2A     149757 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 59, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149757 unk; redesig +
    60 UH-2A     149758 : 1966-67 UH-2A type asg HC-2 Det.42 /HU-02
    62 UH-2A     149760 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 62, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149760 unk; redesig +
    65 UH-2A     149763 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 65, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149763 unk; redesig +
    72 UH-2A     149770 : 1967 as UH-2A at HC-2 Det.66 CVA-66 USS America
    73 UH-2A     149771 : 1967-68 UH-2A type asg HC-2 Det.42 /HU-22
    74 UH-2A     149772 : 1967 UH-2A asg HC-2 Det.59 as /HU-10
    77 UH-2A     149775 : 1965 as UH-2A type HU-2 Det.38 /HU-03
    82 UH-2A     149780 : 1967 UH-2A type HC-2 Det.11 /HU-07
    83 UH-2A     149781 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 83, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149781 unk; redesig +
    85 UH-2A     149783 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 85, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149783 unk; redesig +
    86 UH-2A     149784 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 86, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149784 unk; redesig +
    87 UH-2A     149785 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 87, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149785 unk; redesig +
    61-168 hss-2     149899 : USN; conv SH-3H; conv UH-3H; HC-2; 17dec04 Stricken from US Navy list
    61-175 hss-2     149906 : US Navy; 2001 HC-2 /HU-747
    61-203 hss-2     149929 : USN; conv SH-3H; conv UH-3H; 29oct01 with HC-2 damaged at NAS Norfolk; 16j+
    90 UH-2B     150140 : 1967 UH-2A type asg HC-2 Det.11 /HU-11
    94 UH-2B     150144 : 1967 UH-2B asg HC-2 Det.60 as /HU-26
    100 UH-2B     150150 : 1970 UH-2C type asg HC-2 Det.38 /HU-05
    107 UH-2B     150157 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 107, ff?; del USN as HU2K-1U 150157 unk; redesig+
    116 UH-2B     150166 : 1969 UH-2B type asg HC-2 Det.38 /HU-05
US Marine Corps 150166 : redesig UH-2B in 1962; xfer MCAS SO&ES Cherry Point, 06Jan64; xfer MCAS Be+
    120 UH-2B     150170 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 120, ff?; del USN as HU2K-1U 150170 unk; redesig+
    121 UH-2B     150171 : 1969 UH-2B type asg HC-2 Det.38 /HU.25
    : 29jun69 seen as HC-2 /HU.25 at Nice airport, France when USS Shangri La (C+
Royal New Zealand Navy NZ3443 : RNZN, SH-2F type, ex BuNo 150171
    129 UH-2B     150179 : 1967 UH-2B asg HC-2 Det.11 /HU-33
US Marine Corps 150179 : 1964 to MCAS Yuma from 08oct to 02dec
    132 UH-2B     150182 : w/o 11jun72 HH-2D type HC-2 Det.67 /HU
    149 UH-2B     151312 : 1967-68 as UH-2A type HC-2 /HU-33 CVA-38 USS Shangri-La
    : 1970 as UH-2C type HC-2 Det.66 /HU-006 CVA-66 USS America
    160 UH-2B     151323 : 25aug76 pictured as UH-2 type HJ-004/HC-2 with USS America (CV 66)
    167 UH-2B     151330 : 1969-70 UH-2C asg HC-2 Det.60 as /HU-44
    61-230 hss-2     151527 : USN; conv SH-3G; HC-2
    61-231 hss-2     151528 : US Navy; 2001 HC-2 /HU-744
    : USN; conv SH-3H; conv UH-3H; 01jun04 /HU-720 HC-2; 17aug05 Stricken from U+
    61-244 hss-2     151539 : USN; conv SH-3G ; 09oct90 pictured as /742 HC-2 Stealth Duck low cammo dur+
    61-262 hss-2     151549 : 18sep05 pictured as UH-3H type /HU-31 HC-2 in VIP green livery at NAS Ocea+
    61-322 sh-3a     152128 : USN; conv SH-3H; conv UH-3H; HC-2; Sep03 Stricken from US Navy list
    : US Navy; 2001 HC-2 /HU-740
    178 UH-2B     152194 : w/o 04sep66, I was assigned to HC-2 Det 60, ditched during a vertrep in th+
    179 UH-2B     152195 : 1966 UH-2B type asg HC-2 Det.60 /HU-39
    183 UH-2B     152199 : 1968-69 UH-2C type asg HC-2 Det.61 as /UP-006
    188 UH-2B     152204 : 1971-1972 as HH-2C type at HC-2 det.67 /HU-24 USS JFK
    : HH-2D type asg HC-2 Det.67. This was my Detachment as new PO1
    190 UH-2B     152206 : 1966-67 UH-2B type asg HC-2 Det.42 /HU-03
    61-373 sh-3d     152708 : asg HC-2 unk; 03nov04 Stricken from US Navy list
    65-456 ch-53e     161535 : US Navy; 1984-1987 HM-12; 1987-1994 HC-2;
US Marine Corps 161535 : USMC in 2000 /EH-22 HMM-264
: USMC HMM-264 soc 25feb02
    65-462 ch-53e     161541 : US Navy; HM-12 1984-1987; HC-2 1987-1994
    Força Aeronaval da Marinha do Brasil
    2766 ec725 2010     N-7101 : Marinha UH-15 type d/d 25oct10, test serial F-ZWBS; HU-2 /01
    ec725 2012     N-7102 : Marinha /02 BRA008 UH-15 type d/d Sep12 HU-2
    US Marine Corps
    61-118 vh-3a     150616 : USMC HSS-2Z; HMX-1; 1998 as /HU-33 HC-2
    2604 CH-46F 1970     157705 : BV-107M, c/n 2604, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46F 15770+
    76 C/N found for HC-2 / HU-2


Participated in operations :

DatesOperation
19681968 Second Indochina War (Vietnam War)




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