Within this website are the histories of the 219th
Headhunters as documented by unit commanders, historians, and the
personnel who served. The Unit Histories
will be transcribed word for word from the actual documents printed by
the unit while in Vietnam.
Learn more about the Headhunters dynamic aircraft -
the Cessna O-1 Birddog
More about the Bird Dog and actual first
person reports with pictures.
Bird Dog's Tale" by Bobby
Jack Woolley. This
is a great book that presents the combat history of the Bird Dog between the
years 1962-1972. Read more about this book, its author Bobby Woolley and
how to purchase a copy by clicking
Read more about the
L-19 Birddog - in "Cessna Warbirds" by Walt Shiel
219th Aviation Company in Hawk Magazine March 1970
Learn more about
in Pleiku where the Headhunters had their main headquarters.
Article by Tom Block written about Headhunter "Old
Guys" at Daytona Beach Reunion 2005 -
"Cessna at War".
Want more Information? See
International Birddog Association
The Vietnam War - perhaps the Internet's biggest collection of
information in one place.
Check "What's New" and
"News" first to see what's happening.
The 219th Aviation Company website is a work in
process. Over time we will be adding
photos, stories and information as it comes from the people who
The Headhunter Store
provides unique 219th Aviation Company Headhunter products featuring the
unit patch. All proceeds over the cost of the
items offered go toward the maintenance of this website and the unit
If you have Headhunter Story that you
would like to see published on this website, contact
Stories must be either emailed as a text file or sent as an attachment
that can be easily placed on the website. You will receive credit
for your submission. The Webmaster reserves the right to reject or edit
(for size) any story before publishing.
Watch for additions as the coming weeks, months and
To submit photos or stories please email
Each submission will be reviewed prior to inclusion on this website.
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