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Phantom in the sky : a Marine's back seat view of the Vietnam War

Author: Terry L Thorsen
Publisher: Denton, Texas : University of North Texas Press, [2019] ©2019
Series: North Texas military biography and memoir series, no. 15.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of a Radar Intercept Officer (RIO) in the back seat of the supersonic Phantom jet during the Vietnam War - a unique, tactical perspective of the "guy in back", or GIB, absent from  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Personal narratives
Electronic books
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: Terry L Thorsen
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Terry L Thorsen
ISBN: 9781574417623 1574417622
OCLC Number: 1090060899
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Screwed --
Maggot candidate --
A marked man --
Humping it --
Striking gold --
Beaches and Banana School --
Launch the nuggets --
Barf bag bonanza --
Roger, that's your bogey --
Red Devil duos --
The devil's in the details --
The devil made me do it --
Green with pride --
Baby, light my fire --
California dreamin' --
Bombing Charlie to hell --
Dash one's in hot --
War is hell --
Trading my horns for talons --
The rumors were true --
Fox One --
MACH 2 --
Loving it --
Sayonara --
West Coast finale --
Epilogue --
Poem --
Glossary --
Appendix A: USMC history and mission --
Appendix B: VMFA-232 history --
Appendix C: McDonnell Douglas F4J Phantom II aircraft statistical data --
Appendix D: VMFA-334 history --
Appendix E: MAG-13 history.
Series Title: North Texas military biography and memoir series, no. 15.
Responsibility: by Terry L. Thorsen.

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