Runway Visions An American C 13 Pilots Memoir Of Combat Airlift Operations In Southeast Asia 19671968 Book PDF, EPUB Download & Read Online Free

Runway Visions
Author: David Kirk Vaughan
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786462647
Pages: 205
Year: 1998-07-01
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In February 1967, Air Force Lieutenant Vaughan arrived at Ching Chuan Kang Air Base in Taiwan to begin 14 months as a C-130 Hercules pilot, airlifting supplies and troops throughout southeast Asia. Feeling well suited, Vaughan had volunteered for the duty, but little had he realized the pressure associated with flying the heavy cargo plane under combat conditions and taking off and landing on the short runways that dotted the Vietnamese countryside. Among his most harrowing duties was the aerial resupply of the Marine base at Khe Sanh during the most intense action of the Tet Offensive. This is the story of an Air Force pilot's progression from inexperienced flyer to veteran crew member and how he came of age under combat conditions.
Runway Visions
Author: David Kirk Vaughan
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786462647
Pages: 205
Year: 1998-07-01
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In February 1967, Air Force Lieutenant Vaughan arrived at Ching Chuan Kang Air Base in Taiwan to begin 14 months as a C-130 Hercules pilot, airlifting supplies and troops throughout southeast Asia. Feeling well suited, Vaughan had volunteered for the duty, but little had he realized the pressure associated with flying the heavy cargo plane under combat conditions and taking off and landing on the short runways that dotted the Vietnamese countryside. Among his most harrowing duties was the aerial resupply of the Marine base at Khe Sanh during the most intense action of the Tet Offensive. This is the story of an Air Force pilot's progression from inexperienced flyer to veteran crew member and how he came of age under combat conditions.
Trash Haulers
Author: Sam McGowan
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1468501917
Pages: 396
Year: 2011-12-15
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On August 23, 1954 the most successful airplane in aviation history took to the skies on its maiden flight. A little over two years later the first operational airplanes were delivered to the 463rd Troop Carrier Wing at Ardmore AFB, Oklahoma. Over the next 21 years Tactical Air Command, United States Air Forces Europe and Pacific Air Forces troop carrier/tactical airlift crew amassed a heroic and impressive record from Africa to Vietnam. Trash Haulers is a revision of a 1988 TAB/Aero publication by Sam McGowan, who was part of that mission.
Anything, Anywhere, Anytime
Author: Sam McGowan
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1468505645
Pages: 508
Year: 2012-01-04
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In December, 1941 US Army pilots began hauling passengers and cargo around the Philippines after the Japanese attack on Clark Field, thus beginning one of the most important air force missions of World War II. As America greared up to fight the war, dozens of what came to be known as troop carrier squadrons were activated and equipped, usually with Douglas C-47 and C-53 version of the DC-8 transport. Beginning in New Guinea, US Army troop carrier crews became a crucial part of the effort to turn the tide of war. In Europe troop carrier squadrons supported Army airborne forces and provided logistical support for air force squadrons. During the Battle of the Bulge troop carrier crews kept the 101st Airborne Division supplied. After the war, troop carrier squadrons supplied the besieged city of Berlin. Troop carrier crews supported UN forces in Korea, then supported French efforts in Indochina where their successors would become crucial to US efforts in the 1960s and early 1970s. This is their story.
One Trip Too Many
Author: Wayne A. Warner
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1467931551
Pages: 268
Year: 2012-03-07
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One Trip Too Many, A Pilot's Memoirs of 38 Months in Combat over Laos and Vietnam, is an autobiography about my life as a pilot in Southeast Asia during the conflict in Vietnam. It is primarily a story to share with family and friends about my personal involvement in the conflict and the turbulent decade of the 60s and does not attempt to question the politics of the era. It begins with a brief description of my quest to gain admittance to the United States Air Force Academy, my four years at the Academy, and the subsequent year of pilot training. I flew three different types of aircraft in combat and the book provides insight into the training that took place for the C-130 Hercules, the F-105 Thunderchief, and the A-1 Skyraider. Each of the three tours in combat over Laos and Vietnam is described with emphasis on the more memorable flights including a bailout in the A-1 and the final crash on takeoff that ended my active duty Air Force career. My time in various hospitals is described at the end of the book and the epilogue tells briefly of my life after retirement from the United States Air Force. The book has been described as a combination of Band of Brothers, Top Gun, and Forrest Gump.
Research Relating to Children
Author: ERIC Clearinghouse on Early Childhood Education
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Year: 1952
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Cheating Death
Author: George J. Marrett
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 1588345521
Pages: 225
Year: 2016-12-06
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They flew low and slow, at treetop level, at night, in monsoons, and in point-blank range of enemy guns and missiles. They were missions no one else wanted, but the ones all other pilots prayed for when shot down. Flying the World War II-vintage Douglas A-1 Skyraider, a single-engine, propeller-driven relic in a war of “fast-movers,” these intrepid US Air Force pilots, call sign Sandy, risked their lives with every mission to rescue thousands of downed Navy and Air Force pilots. With a flashback memory and a style all his own, George J. Marrett depicts some of the most dangerous aerial combat of any war. The thrilling rescue of “Streetcar 304” and William Jones's selfless act of heroism that earned him the Medal of Honor are but two of the compelling tales he recounts. Here too are the courages Jolly Green Giant helicopter crews, parajumpers, and forward air controllers who worked with the Sandys over heavily defended jungles and mountains well behind enemy lines. Passionate, mordantly witty, and filled with heart-pounding adrenaline, Cheating Death reads like the finest combat fiction, but it is the real deal: its heroes, cowards, jokers, and casualties all have names and faces readers will find difficult to forget.
F-100 Super Sabre Units of the Vietnam War
Author: Peter E. Davies, David Menard
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782006990
Pages: 96
Year: 2012-11-20
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The F-100 Super Sabre may have been superseded by the superior technology of the F-105 Thunderchief and the F-4 Phantom by the Vietnam War it remained in service. The Super Sabre was deployed as an air defence fighter, and was later given nuclear capability. The F-100's toughness, adaptability and reliability made it ideal for the incessant missions that were demanded by close support and counter-insurgency missions. 242 Super Sabres and 87 aircrew were lost during the war but their role, particularly in developing the tactics used for discovering and destroying SAM sites, was invaluable. This book describes some of the most important actions that the F-100 took part in, looks at the pilots who flew it and analyses the impact of the aircraft on the war.
Air Power History
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Year: 1999
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Flying Through Midnight
Author: John T. Halliday
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312942036
Pages: 480
Year: 2007-02-06
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A former 606 Special Operations Squadron member recounts his 1970 secret combat mission over the Ho Chi Minh Trail, during which he struggled for survival by utilizing daredevil piloting tactics to outmaneuver thousands of anti-aircraft shells.
Tanker Pilot
Author: Mark Hasara
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501181661
Pages: 320
Year: 2017-11-07
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"A military memoir with ... stories and moral lessons for people on the battlefield, in boardrooms, or in their everyday lives, by a veteran air-refueling expert, with a foreword by Rush Limbaugh"--Provided by publisher.
C-130 Crew Chief
Author: Steve Brown
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1496032950
Pages: 108
Year: 2014-03-15
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This is the story of what happens when a teen age boy joins the United States Air Force and quickly finds himself in charge of a multimillion dollar airplane. The friends, the plane and the adventures of four years traveling the world are described in these pages. It tends to dispel at least some of the assumptions of regimentation in the military in favor of living off wits and a lot of good old fashioned luck.
They Called It Naked Fanny
Author: Scott Harrington
Publisher: Hellgate Press
ISBN: 155571837X
Pages: 300
Year: 2016-11-01
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During the early years of the Vietnam War, several small cadres of men served their country and their fellow comrades-in-arms from a remote airbase cut out of the jungles of northeast Thailand. The base was named Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base, but the men assigned there had a special name for it: "Naked Fanny." Initially they were assigned to rescue military pilots shot down over Laos or forced to leave their aircraft over Thailand. But as the war expanded, their mission changed and they were asked to fly into hostile situations in North Vietnam, making numerous rescues--detailed here by the pilots who flew them and those who were rescued. This is a story that has never been told in its entirety but is an integral part of U.S. Air Force aviation history. Scott Harrington has compiled and written the story of those early years of the Vietnam War at the little base just west of the town of Nakhon Phanom, Thailand. After reading it, you'll understand why these fragile aircraft and the men who flew them were often referred to as "Blades of wood - Men of steel."
Flying the Knife Edge
Author: Matt McLaughlin
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ISBN: 988140360X
Pages: 410
Year: 2016-02-24
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'Flying the Knife Edge' is the story of an ordinary man experiencing extraordinary things as a bush pilot in remote Papua New Guinea in the 1990s. This critically acclaimed memoir chronicles New Zealander Matt McLaughlin's adventures on the knife edge of bush pilot ops in one of the world's most dangerous flying environments. A hair raising tal