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Joe Kline Aviation Art
6420 Hastings Place
Gilroy, Ca 95020
(408) 842-6979

Jim Koch Picture VHPA2001

     Joe Kline was born in Washington, DC in 1949. He traces his interest in aviation to his father, who was a B-25 bombardier in the Europeantheater of operations during World War II. Knowledge of his subject matter came from reading and model building at an early age, He garnered valuable first-hand knowledge while serving as a helicopter crew chief with the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam in 1970-71.

      Although he has painted a wide variety of aviation subjects, his primary interest is in military aviation, especially for the World War II and Vietnam eras. He has works on display at the U.S. Air Force Museum and the U.S. Army Aviation Museum. Recipients of his work include many former military aviators, including General James H. Doolittle and President George Bush.

     Joe is a life member of Vietnam Helicopter Crew Members Association, 101st Airborne Division Association and he is the founder of the Kingsmen Reunion Association. He is an engineer by profession and lives in Gilroy, California with his wife and three daughters.

Joe Kline has generously donated the customized prints below to be raffled off at our reunion. It will be held on line, for the benefit of the guys that can't make it.  The winners will be drawn April 24, 2004 at the reunion site in Killeen Texas.

 Ticket prices are $2 a chance, per print you pick the print (s) below. Be sure to tell me which print (s) it is for. Send the required amount with a self addressed stamped envelope to:

Ron Leonard
3215 Clarksville St #202
Paris Texas 75460

Or use Pay-Pal  (add a buck for the transaction for handling and return postage)

The tickets will be sent by return mail, and if the winner isn't there they will be mailed to you. The winning numbers will be posted on this page under each picture on Monday after the reunion.

I have  them in my possession now, and they are absolutely georgeous.

God's Own Lunatics
Release Date: February, 2003
Edition Size: 1,000
Print Size: 20" x 28"
UH-1H Huey

"God's Own Lunatics" is the phrase coined by noted reporter, and co-author of "We Were Soldiers Once, and Young" Joe Galloway, as a description of respect and admiration for helicopter crews, and their willingness to go anywhere, anytime, in support of ground combat forces. Galloway witnessed this first-hand during the Battle of Ia Drang in 1965. In his newest print, the artist has captured the teamwork, commitment, and devotion to duty required to complete the mission of extracting a Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol under heavy enemy fire.

Comes wit the traditional "Little Bear" markings on the nose and tailboom, and 25th patch on the pilot door.
LB Bob Gantt winner

"That others may live"
Release Date: July, 2000
Edition Size: 1,000
Print Size 20" X 28"

"Dustoff" is a grunt's-eye view of a UH-1 Huey medevac helicopter being guided into a tight LZ to pick up wounded infantrymen.

Aircraft Type: Bell UH-1H(D)

Available in standard or customized versions with cross design or other markings to match those of your aircraft or unit.

Comes with our "Little Bear" markings on the nose, and the grunt on the ground has a 25th patch on his shoulder

DH Charlie Wiggs winner

Have Guns, Will Travel

Copyright 1995 Joe Kline
Release Date: February 1996
Edition Size: 1,000
Print Size: 20" X 28"

"A team of Huey gunships is shown working a target during the Vietnam War. The lead aircraft, armed with rockets and miniguns, is pulling away as the crew lays down suppressive fire with his M-60 machine gun"

The lead ship has "The Love Generation" Nose Art, the traditional white Diamondhead on the pilots door, and yellow drive shaft covers.

The trail ship nose art is  "The Bat Ship"
DH George Smith winner

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