1972 to 1992

usa Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 31

US Navy

HSL-31 Arch Angels

Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 31
On September 1st 1967, HC-1 was splitted in several new units. One of those was a LAMPS training unit for the SH-2 Seasprite helicopter designated Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Five ( HC-5 ). On March 1972, HC-5 became HSL-31. Archangels used tail code TD

1974-1977, I also was with this squadron as a plane captain. I was there when they transferred from Imperial Beach to North Island. I did 2 cruises on the USNS Chauvenet (T-AGS-29)

1975. Hello, I was in HSL31 from beginning early 1975 while it was still based at Imperial Beach, prior to moving to NAS North Island and I left in the spring of 1977. I LOVED EVERY Minute. Even 45 years later I MISS IT! What a GREAT squadron to be a part of. Everyone from the CO'S down were like family. I chose to stay out at the line shack (Plane captain) rather than going in to my shop. (AMH) My name is Marc Armstrong but more commonly known as or called Army for short. I'd Truly Love to reconnect with any of my old squadron friends. All ranks....

Jul77-Nov80, I was in HSL-31, What a great squadron and some of the best people I’ve ever worked with. I’m not sure what this site is for is it possible to get more information. Thanx AMS 3rd class James (mike) Semon: now known by James(Mike)Benson, Thank You

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1972/76NAS Imperial Beach / Ream FieldKNRS

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1972/92 Seasprite

HSL-31 List of helicopters

C/N VersionBuiltIn this Org In other Org
31 w/o 1964 UH-2A 149027 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 31, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149027 unk; redesig +
35 UH-2A 1963 149031 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 35, ff:Apr63; del USN as UH-2A 149031 Apr63; xfe+
: 1981 pictured as Kaman HH-2D type HSL-31 /TD-14 landing on USS Chauvenet (+
40 UH-2A 149036 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 40, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149036 unk; redesig +
44 w/o 1972 UH-2A 149742 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 44, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149742 unk; redesig +
58 w/o 1970 UH-2A 149756 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 58, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149756 unk; redesig +
81 UH-2A 149779 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 81, ff?; del USN as UH2K-1, 149779 unk; redesig +
107 UH-2B 150157 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 107, ff?; del USN as HU2K-1U 150157 unk; redesig+
125 UH-2B 150175 : 150175 is onboard USS New Jersey (BB-62) painted as HSL-31 150141. prese+
135 UH-2B 150185 : 1991 pictured as SH-2F type HSL-31 /TD-02 with the Hotel Del Coronado and +
151 UH-2B 151314 : Kaman K-20 Seasprite, c/n 151, ff?; del USN as HU2K-1U 151314 unk; redes+
182 w/o 1973 UH-2B 152198 : w/o Mar73 lost power on one engine shortly after takeoff from the USS Ster+
6317 hh-1k 157193 : 1971-1973, started out at NAF China Lake(NWC China Lake) I was an air cre+

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