Across the Wing: Stories of Navy Carrier Combat Squadrons in the Vietnam Theatre (Paperback)

Across the Wing: Stories of Navy Carrier Combat Squadrons in the Vietnam Theatre By Dan Heller Cover Image

Across the Wing: Stories of Navy Carrier Combat Squadrons in the Vietnam Theatre (Paperback)

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From March 1965-December 1972 the United States carried out the longest sustained naval aerial bombardment campaign in the history of modern warfare. By the time the conflict formally ended in January 1973 nearly 600 Navy aviators had lost their lives in Southeast Asia. Many of those men remain missing, with their ultimate fates unlikely to ever be known. Every cat shot, every mission and every recovery was a roll of the dice on whether they would live, die, or be taken prisoner and brutally tortured or mudered. Even as losses mounted and public suport for the conflict plunged, these men continued to perform their duties to the best of their abilities. When they returned home there were few heroic welcomes. Instead they were widely mocked, ridiculed and scorned. The result of more than four years of painstaking research and interviews, Across the Wing tells the stories of the naval aviators who bravely flew these highly-dangerous combat sorties during the long and bitter conflict. From the aerial hellscapes of Nam Dinh, Vinh, Hanoi and Haiphong to the unforgiving jungles of Laos, each mission could very well be their last.


Product Details ISBN: 9798988338307
Publisher: Dan Heller
Publication Date: May 29th, 2023
Pages: 448
Language: English