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Afterburner : naval aviators and the Vietnam War

Author: John Darrell Sherwood
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Despite spending over 200 billion dollars and dropping almost 8 million tons of bombs on Southeast Asia, the United States was unable to score a definitive victory in the air war in Vietnam. Afterburner takes us inside the day-to-day operations of the air war, particularly during 1972, the most intense year of the campaign. During that year, North Vietnam launched the first large-scale conventional attacks on
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Darrell Sherwood
ISBN: 081479842X 9780814798423
OCLC Number: 53951264
Description: x, 353 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Navy operations against Laos : the story of Shangri-La's last cruise, 1970 --
2. Double anchors : the naval flight officer experience, 1968-1972 --
3. The POW experience from 1969 to 1973 : unity over self --
4. Navy mining operations and the triumph of the Bengals : crossing the Rubicon --
5. Air-to-air combat, 1972 : the making of the MiG killer --
6. The Easter Offensive and Linebacker.
Responsibility: John Darrell Sherwood.
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Military history looking at aviators during the second half of Vietnam. The stories are told through interviews and journal excerpts of the pilots and aircrew themselves. Great tradey title.  Read more...

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"This is history at its best. Sherwood provides at once a whole new understanding of the final stages of the air war in Vietnam and a thrilling volume of valor and adventure in naval aviation."-, Read more...

 
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