Da Nang Diary: A Forward Air Controller's Gunsight View of Combat in Vietnam
THEY FLEW LOW, SLOW, AND INTO THE FACE OF ENEMY FIRE...
In Vietnam, an elite group of air force pilots fought a secret air war in Cessna 0-2 and OV-10 Bronco prop planes-flying as low as they could get. The eyes and ears of the fast-moving jets who rained death and destruction down on enemy positions, the forward air controller made an art form out of an air strike-knowing the targets, knowing where friendly troops were, and reacting with split-second, life and death decisions as a battle unfolded. For Tom Yarborough, the risk was constant, intense, electrifying. A member of the super secret Prairie Fire unit, Yarborough became one of the most frequently shot-up pilots flying out of Da Nang-engaging in a series of dangerous secret missions in Laos. This is Yarborough's adrenaline-pumping chronicle of heroism, danger, and brotherhood in Vietnam. From the rescuing of downed pilots to taking out enemy positions, to the most harrowing day-long missions, here is the dedication, courage, and skill of the fliers who took the war into the enemy's backyard...
Flying Over the Ho Chi Minh Trail
XRay Mission Laos
Rescue at Route 966
Outside the Envelope
The Covey Bomb Dump
All Points of the Compass
Valley of the Shadow of Death
SAR on the Trail
The Year of FiftyThree Weeks
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Da Nang Diary: A Forward Air Controller's Gunsight View of Flying with SOG
Limited preview - 2013
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