usa Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Two

US Navy


HC-2 Fleet Angels
United States Naval Aviation

1965 to 2006    


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

YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1987/06NAS NorfolkKNGU
1973/77NAS JacksonvilleKNIP
1965/73NAS LakehurstKNEL
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YearsModels
1987/06s-61 H-3
1987/06CH-53E Super Stallion
1965/70seasprite

Construction Numbers for HC-2 Help Us

C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
16 UH-2A 147983 : 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 +
61-025 hss-2 148047 : Jun10 as HC-2 /HU-744 SH-3G VIP COMUSNAVCENT ( Commander, U.S. Naval Force+
US Department of State N47WN : State Dept from Aug10
61-030 hss-2 148052 : USN SH-3A; conv SH-3G; conv SH-3H; conv UH-3H; 26jul05 asg HC-2 Stricken +
19 UH-2A 149015 : 1967 UH-2A asg HC-2 Det.60 as /UP-04
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
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
44 UH-2A 149742 : 1967-68 UH-2A type asg HC-2 Det.42 as /HU-21
50 UH-2A 149748 : Nov67 HC-7 /VH-3; Jan68 HC-7 VH-3 NAF Atsugi, Japan; 19feb69 HC-2 Det+
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
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
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
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 +
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
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+
58 serials found for HC-2

Operations

DatesOperation
may-68nov-68 Second Indochina War (Vietnam War)



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