YOU CAN ALMOST SMELL THE JET FUEL AND GUNPOWDER. You attack the world s fiercest defenses at 500 knots and share the ultimate thrill of hurling yourself against almost impossible odds and winning.
JACK BROUGHTON, author of "e;Thud Ridge"e;
Ed Rasimus straps the reader into the cockpit of an F-105 Thunderchief fighter-bomber in his engaging account of the Rolling Thunder campaign in the skies over North Vietnam. Between 1965 and 1968, more than 330 F-105s were lost the highest loss rate in Southeast Asia and many pilots were killed, captured, and wounded because of the Air Force s disastrous tactics. The descriptions of Rasimus s one hundred missions, some of the most dangerous of the conflict, will satisfy anyone addicted to vivid, heart-stopping aerial combat, as will the details of his transformation from a young man paralyzed with self-doubt into a battle-hardened veteran. His unique perspective, candid analysis, and the sheer power of his narrative rank his memoir with the finest, most entertaining of the war.
A story that reflects the bravery of the men who flew over enemy territory in a perilous time.
"e;The Baltimore Chronicle"e;
A] MODERN-DAY "e;RED BADGE OF COURAGE"e; .
JOHN DARRELL SHERWOOD, author of "e;Fast Movers: Jet Pilots and the Vietnam Experience"e;
Look for these remarkable stories of American courage in the Vietnam war
"e;One Tour in Vietnam
"e;by William H. Hardwick
LOST IN TRANSLATION
"e;Vietnam: A Combat Advisor s Story
"e;by Martin J. Dockery
The Story of a Conscientious Objector in the Vietnam War
"e;by Ben Sherman
WE WERE SOLDIERS ONCE . . . AND YOUNG
"e;Ia Drang: The Battle that Changed the War in Vietnam
"e;by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway