Welcome to the 221st Aviation Company “Shotguns”
This page is dedicated to the men who served in the 221st from its activation on 23 March 1965 to its deactivation 10 October 1971. The unit flew the L-19 or O-1 Bird Dog.
I apologize for any errors or omissions as the records keeping for this period of time were incomplete in many instances. Many hours of research have gone into this project. The information is public knowledge, so feel free to share it, however I ask you respect my effort. Full credit is given to the authors of all documents and pictures.
posted on: 01-09-2015
Shotguns, it has been suggested that we conduct a collection to make a donation to a favorite charity of Colonel Harry Harper in the name of the 221st Aviation Company. When we lost the Colonel, we lost one of the people that provided the foundatio...
posted on: 01-02-2015
Volume 7, Issue 1 - Contents: Editor's Desk | Chaplain's Corner | The Distant Side | Quiz | The Final Touchdown | Final Flight | An Old Pilot's Reflections | 221st.org | Parting Shot
posted on: 12-22-2014
The details of the 2015 Reunion have been announced. You can read more about it and download a registration form on the 2015 Reunion Page.
posted on: 12-01-2014
Volume 6, Issue 12 - Contents: Editor's Desk | Chaplain's Corner | Memories | The Sixes | Desert Ramblings | Shotguns in the News | Lessons Learned | Birthdays | Night Before Christmas | Links | Parting Shot
posted on: 11-01-2014
Volume 6, Issue 11 - Contents: The Editor's Desk | Chaplain's Corner | The Distaff Side | Phuc Quoc Rescue Mission | History Lesson | Birthdays | Parting Shot
Birddog Unit Memorial
The Birddog Memorial Monument
Veterans Memorial Park
The memorial is now in place.
Please take time to visit it at
Fort Rucker, Alabama