This book is a most thorough and detailed review of all the fixed wing losses suffered by the USAF, USN and USMC over a 12-year period. The information, culled from a huge variety of sources, is a chronological recording of each aircraft loss including information on unit, personnel, location, and cause of loss. Information is also provided on the background or future career of some of the aircrew involved. Interspersed with the main text is general background information which helps to put the detailed entries into perspective and includes material on campaigns, units, aircraft and weapons, and other relevant topics. A selection of photographs is included, illustrating the various entries in the chronological sections, and there are extensive orders of battle, plus an index of personnel, as well as statistics of the war, list of abbreviations, glossary of code names and a bibliography.... in POW matters and had helped to write the manual on how- to teach the Code of Conduct to be adopted by American POW s. ... The target was a group of North Vietnamese troops who had been seen near the village of Ban Kandon, 25 miles east of Saravan. ... As the aircraft was making its sensor drop it was hit in the radar bay by a 37mm anti-aircraft shell, which mortally wounded P02 Hartzheim.
|Title||:||Vietnam Air Losses|
|Publisher||:||Midland Pub Limited - 2001|