Combat helicopter pilots in the Vietnam War flew each mission facing the possibility of imminent death. Begun as a series of attempted letters to the Department of Veterans Affairs, this compelling memoir of an aircraft commander in the 116th Assault Helicopter Company--"The Hornets"--relates his experience of the war in frank detail. From supporting the 25th Infantry Division's invasion of Cambodia, to flying the lead aircraft in the 101st Airmobile Division's pivotal Operation Lam Son 719 invasion of Laos to cut the Ho Chi Minh Trail at LZ Hope, the author recounts the traumatic events of his service from March 1970 to March 1971.
Memoir of a Combat Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam
Author: Ed Denny
Discusses the history of the F/A-18C Hornet jet fighter plane and its use in various missions in battle, from the Vietnamese Conflict to the war against terrorism in Afghanistan.
Author: David Seidman
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Category: Chinese language
Category: Marine insurance
Big league baseball would seem to have been a hard sell in 1942. World War II was not going well for the United States in the Pacific and not much better in Europe. Moreover, the country was in drastically short supply of ships, planes, submarines, torpedoes, and other war materials, and Uncle Sam needed men, millions of them, including those from twenty-one through thirty-five years of age who had been ordered to register for the draft, the age range of most big league baseball players. But after a “green light” from President Roosevelt, major league baseball played on in 1942 as it would throughout the war. It turned out to be an extraordinary season, too, spiced by a brash, young, and swift St. Louis Cardinal team that stunned the baseball world by winning the World Series. The 1942 season would be overshadowed by war, though, with many people wondering whether it was really all right for four hundred seemingly healthy and athletic men to play a child’s game and earn far more money than the thousands of young Americans whose lives were at risk as they fought the Germans and Japanese abroad. In Season of ’42, veteran sportswriter Jack Cavanaugh takes a look at this historic baseball season, how it was shaped and affected by the war and what, ultimately, it meant to America. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Joe D, Teddy Ballgame, and Baseball s Fight to Survive a Turbulent First Year of War
Author: Jack Cavanaugh
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Category: Sports & Recreation
A Cd-Rom Companion, 2003
Author: RV Consumer Group
Publisher: RV Consumer Group
Author: Great Britain. Admiralty
Third in a series of five volumes about British aircraft, this book provides a complete record of aircraft construction in South East England. Every manufacturer, no matter how small, in South East England (excluding Greater London) is recorded here, along with many previously unpublished images of the aircraft designed and built in the South East. The aim of the series is to record British aircraft manufacture in nearly all of its manifestations, in the form of a regional survey of the United Kingdom.
Author: Ron Smith
Publisher: Tempus Pub Ltd
Category: Business & Economics
The Victory of Airpower Over a Fielded Army as Told by Those Airmen who Fought in Operation Allied Force
Author: Christopher E. Haave,Phil M. Haun
Category: A-10 (Jet attack plane)
Its Antiquities, Symbols, Constitutions, Customs, Etc., Derived from Official Sources Throughout the World
Author: Robert Freke Gould
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To the Eagle's Crest
Author: Laurie L. Barnes,Tommy L. Johnson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
"After completing a thorough examination of primary sources, Skaggs traces Perry's development from a midshipman to commodore where he personified the best in seamanship, calmness in times of stress, and diplomatic skills. But this work is not a hagiographic treatment, for it offers a candid analysis of Perry's character flaws, particularly his short temper and his sometimes ineffective command and control procedures during the battle of Lake Erie. Skaggs also explains how Perry's short but dramatic naval career epitomized the emerging naval professionalism of the young republic, and he demonstrates how the Hero of Lake Erie fits into the most recent scholarship concerning the role of post-revolutionary generation in the development of American national identity.
Honor, Courage, and Patriotism in the Early U.S. Navy
Author: David Curtis Skaggs
Publisher: Naval Inst Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Author: John Howard McEniry
Publisher: University Alabama Press
The amazing, true story of Flight Petty Officer Tadayoshi Koga and the Zero fighter he crash landed on Akutan island in Alaska on June 4, 1942. This is the story of what it meant to the US during the war.
The Fighter that Changed World War II
Author: Jim Rearden
Author: California Teachers Association