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MASH angels : tales of an air-evac helicopter pilot in the Korean War

Author: Richard C Kirkland
Publisher: Short Hills, NJ : Burford Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Richard Kirkland was one of the pilots who pioneered the use of helicopters for battlefield medical evacuation, and in this book he recounts his experiences on the front lines of rescue flying and military medicine ... For the helicopter was the perfect partner for another revolution in military medical care -- the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, or MASH"--Page 4 of cover.
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Biographies
Nonfiction
Biography
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: Richard C Kirkland; Richard C Kirkland
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard C Kirkland
ISBN: 9781580801584 1580801587
OCLC Number: 318421406
Description: 276 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: The worthless contraption --
Assignment to Korea --
8055 MASH --
First mission at the MASH --
Action on the MLR --
Ch'O Do Island --
Turning the corner --
Pedro down --
Rest and recuperation --
Return to Korea --
Life and love at the MASH --
Night mission --
The Geisha house --
The painting of Sosa Ri --
Spring of '53 --
Chopper missing --
Mission accomplished.
Other Titles: Mobile Army Surgical Hospitals angels
Responsibility: Richard C. Kirkland.

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"Richard Kirkland was one of the pilots who pioneered the use of helicopters for battlefield medical evacuation, and in this book he recounts his experiences on the front lines of rescue flying and military medicine ... For the helicopter was the perfect partner for another revolution in military medical care -- the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, or MASH"--Page 4 of cover.

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