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The Resource Thud pilot : a pilot's account of early F-105 combat in Vietnam, Victor Vizcarra

Thud pilot : a pilot's account of early F-105 combat in Vietnam, Victor Vizcarra

Label
Thud pilot : a pilot's account of early F-105 combat in Vietnam
Title
Thud pilot
Title remainder
a pilot's account of early F-105 combat in Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
Victor Vizcarra
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Thud Pilot is the personal account of a combat fighter pilot who flew the Air Force's premier fighter-bomber in the most dangerous skies over North Vietnam. In the first five years of the Vietnam War, the F-105 Thunderchief conducted 75 percent of the Air Force bombing missions over North Vietnam. Thud Pilot tells the story of the courageous men who flew the F-105 from its earliest combat deployment in 1964, and on through 1966, the year of its heaviest losses. The author's more significant missions, including his ejection and rescue over North Vietnam are described in detail and are accompanied by map drawings depicting the mission routes from take-off to refueling orbits, the target, and return. The book is full of several `firsts' in the expanding air war over North Vietnam, including `Operation Spring High,' the first counter Surface-to-Air-Missile (SAM) strike in the history of aerial warfare. The personal perspective from years of combat experience reveals just how the political mismanagement and inane Rules of Engagement made them as much the hunted as they were the hunters. Thud Pilot goes beyond the battle air space and shares the emotional impact on the families left behind"--Page 4 of cover
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vizcarra, Victor
Dewey number
959.704/348
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS558.8
LC item number
.V59 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vizcarra, Victor
  • United States
  • United States
  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Thunderchief (Jet fighter plane)
  • Military operations, Aerial
  • Thunderchief (Jet fighter plane)
Label
Thud pilot : a pilot's account of early F-105 combat in Vietnam, Victor Vizcarra
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.First Deployment to Southeast Asia -- 2.First Real Combat Mission -- 3.Mid-Air Refueling -- 4.Operation Spring High -- 5.First Combat Damage -- 6.Going Way Up North -- 7.Mayday, Mayday, Mayday -- 8.Third Deployment -- 9.Clipper Two is Down -- 10.Three in a Row -- 11.Any Landing You Can Walk Away From is a Good Landing -- 12.The Home Front
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9781781556450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1000595979
Label
Thud pilot : a pilot's account of early F-105 combat in Vietnam, Victor Vizcarra
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.First Deployment to Southeast Asia -- 2.First Real Combat Mission -- 3.Mid-Air Refueling -- 4.Operation Spring High -- 5.First Combat Damage -- 6.Going Way Up North -- 7.Mayday, Mayday, Mayday -- 8.Third Deployment -- 9.Clipper Two is Down -- 10.Three in a Row -- 11.Any Landing You Can Walk Away From is a Good Landing -- 12.The Home Front
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9781781556450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1000595979

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