Fast movers: America's jet pilots and the Vietnam experience
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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|Grouping Title||fast movers americas jet pilots and the vietnam experience|
|Grouping Author||sherwood john darrell|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-07-24 17:13:43PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-11-15 02:55:02AM|
|author||Sherwood, John Darrell, 1966-|
|author_display||Sherwood, John Darrell|
|detailed_location_basalt||Basalt Non Fiction|
|owning_library_basalt||Basalt Regional Library|
|subject_facet||Air pilots, Military -- United States -- Biography|
United States. -- Air Force -- History -- Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Aerial operations, American
|title_display||Fast movers : America's jet pilots and the Vietnam experience|
|title_full||Fast movers : America's jet pilots and the Vietnam experience / John Darrell Sherwood|
|title_sub||America's jet pilots and the Vietnam experience|
|topic_facet||Aerial operations, American|
Air pilots, Military
Vietnam War, 1961-1975