Thud Ridge : F-105 Thunderchief Missions Over Vietnam, Paperback Book

Thud Ridge : F-105 Thunderchief Missions Over Vietnam Paperback

4 out of 5 (1 rating)

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages, approx 60 b/w photos
  • Publisher: Crecy Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Asian history
  • ISBN: 9780859791168

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The very tactical story of a fighter pilot during the Vietnam war. This story goes very well with the story of Robin Olds. The author, Jack Broughton, was a seasoned fighter pilot and was serving as the vice commander of the Air Force wing at Takhli, Thailand. Flying and fighting, it also contains several vignettes about other people who helped in the effort, the base civil engineer and the chaplain for example. Broughton also discusses the poignant stories of attacks on Hanoi and lost buddies--I'd like to find out how they fared. Besides the yank and bank of the fighter pilot's world, we also got a glimpse of the amount of [idiotic] control placed on the people who fought...a ultimately a symptom of LBJ's dirt poor childhood. Lives were lost because of it. Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.

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