F-4 Phantom Crew Chief: Sam Lassiter's Vietnam Saga

F-4 Phantom Crew Chief: Sam Lassiter's Vietnam Saga

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I was just one of the countless crew chiefs working F-4 Phantoms on the flight line in Thailand during the intensive action packed latter part of the Vietnam War. This is my exciting lifea€™s story with focus on my tour at Udorn RTAFB. There are numerous books written by various fighter pilots of their missions over Vietnam with exciting aerial combat. The support level on the flight line was also grueling, but in a very different role. This is my everyday life at the typical crew chiefa€™s level keeping our fighters combat ready 24 hrs a day. Each new day brought a different challenge, dealing with sapper attacks, support for Operation Linebacker II, venomous snakes on the flight line, and living with the tropical heat and humidity. It was busy and it was noisy. Walk with me and experience what it was like in the crew chiefa€™s everyday life on the line. a€” Sam LassiterJust glad it happened where I could get help reasonably quick and fix me! The incision was ... It was the a€œStock Appearinga€ Class and we were allowed extensive internal modifications, but still had to run a Briggs aamp; Stratton carb and fuel tank.

Title:F-4 Phantom Crew Chief: Sam Lassiter's Vietnam Saga
Author:Samuel W Lassiter Jr
Publisher:Lulu Press, Inc - 2015-09-04


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