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Fast movers: America's jet pilots and the Vietnam experience

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Free Press,
Pub. Date:
[1999]
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English
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The story of the air war in Vietnam is really story of the "fast movers", men who flew the jet fighters and fought in the MiG and SAM infested skies of North Vietnam. In this book, the author John Sherwood, an official historian with the U.S. Navy, draws on more than 300 revealing interviews with these courageous pilots and crews, offering an in-the-cockpit perspective on the Vietnam experience never before possible. He profiles fourteen aviators, including such MiG killers as Robin Olds, Steve Ritchie, and John "Pirate" Nichols, and captures the heroism and sacrifice of this truly elite group of air warriors. From flying through walls of flak in Operation Rolling Thunder to how it feels to shoot down a MiG to the crushing ordeal of capture and imprisonment in the infamous "Hanoi Hilton," every aspect of air combat in Vietnam comes powerfully to life. Fast Movers celebrates these men and their aircraft, chronicling an aspect of the Vietnam conflict too long overlooked.
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ils:.b16708131BookBooksEnglishFree Press, [1999]xix, 268 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, map ; 24 cm.
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subject_facetAir pilots, Military -- United States -- Biography
Biographies
United States. -- Air Force -- History -- Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Aerial operations, American
title_displayFast movers : America's jet pilots and the Vietnam experience
title_fullFast movers : America's jet pilots and the Vietnam experience / John Darrell Sherwood
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Vietnam War, 1961-1975