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Cheating Death: Combat Air Rescues in Vietnam and Laos

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That was the pilots' creed. They flew low and slow, at treetop level, at night, in monsoons, and in point-blank range of enemy guns and missiles. They accepted missions no one else wanted, and they were the heroes other pilots prayed for when shot down. Flying the World War II-vintage Douglas A-1 Skyraider, a single-engine, propeller-driven relic in a war of "fast movers" — that is, jets — those intrepid Air Force pilots flew one of the most dangerous missions of the Vietnam War, helping rescue thousands of downed Air Force and Navy pilots.

With a flashback memory and a style all his own, former Air Force Captain George J. Marrett depicts some of the most compelling aerial combat of any war, rendering the people, places, and battles with a unique blend of warts-and-all clarity, heart-pounding passion, and mordant wit.

About the Author

George J. Marrett flew 188 combat missions on the Douglas A-1 Skyraider in Vietnam and tested more than forty types of military aircraft in twenty-five years as a test pilot for the Air Force and Hughes Aircraft Company. He lives in California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060891572
Author:
Marrett, George J
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Author:
Marrett, George J.
Author:
by George J. Marrett
Author:
Ma
Author:
rrett, George J.
Subject:
Military - Aviation
Subject:
Military - Vietnam War
Subject:
Asia - Southeast Asia
Subject:
Search and rescue operations
Subject:
Aerial operations, american
Subject:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
World History-Southeast Asia
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.78x6.32x.61 in. .52 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Military » Vietnam War
History and Social Science » World History » Southeast Asia

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