In-the-cockpit perspective on aerial warfare during the Vietnam War Many never-before-heard stories--some of them tragic, others humorous At the height of the Vietnam War, in 1968 and 1969, Reginald Hathorn (call sign NAIL 31) flew 229 combat missions as a forward air controller for the U.S. Air Force. He inserted Special Forces teams into North Vietnam and Laos, completed missions for the CIA, and flew missions with the Lao Army. Most of the time, he flew into Laos and called in airstrikes against targets inside that country--in a war which did not officially exist, about which the world knew nothing, and which the U.S. government denied.The Mekong was a wide, muddy snake sliding beneath the rocket-laden wings of the gray-on-bottom, whiteon-top ... A bus of some sort careened along the single hard-surface road beside the Mekong. ... rpms, and reset the mixtures for optimum fuel saving, but still rich enough to allow the engines to run cool and smooth.
|Title||:||Here There Are Tigers|
|Publisher||:||Stackpole Books - 2014-05-14|