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In-the-cockpit perspective on aerial warfare during the Vietnam War. Many never-before-heard stories - some of them tragic, others humorous. At the height of the Vietnam War, in 1968 and 1969, Reginald Hathorn (call sign NAIL 31) flew 229 combat missions as a forward air controller for the U.S. Air Force. He inserted Special Forces teams into North Vietnam and Laos, compleIn-the-cockpit perspective on aerial warfare during the Vietnam War. Many never-before-heard stories - some of them tragic, others humorous. At the height of the Vietnam War, in 1968 and 1969, Reginald Hathorn (call sign NAIL 31) flew 229 combat missions as a forward air controller for the U.S. Air Force. He inserted Special Forces teams into North Vietnam and Laos, completed missions for the CIA, and flew missions with the Lao Army. Most of the time, he flew into Laos and called in airstrikes against targets inside that country - in a war which did not officially exist, about which the world knew nothing, and which the U.S. government denied....

Title : Here There Are Tigers: The Secret Air War in Laos, 1968-69
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ISBN : 9780811734691
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 228 Pages
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Here There Are Tigers: The Secret Air War in Laos, 1968-69 Reviews

  • Les
    2019-05-19 21:34

    This book surprised me with the large amount of combat action and descriptive passages that really made me feel as though I was actually there in the aircraft with the author. Essentially a first hand account of a Forward Air Controller pilot's experiences running strikes over Laos and the Ho Chi Minh trail. This all occurs over the backdrop of the US officially not being onvolved on the insurgency conflicts in Laos. A quite matter of fact story with not a lot of padding to the yarn, just the action as it happened. It's a pretty raw story and the players do seem a tad on the trigger happy side, but no excuses are made and we actually do begin to get a fairly good insight as to why the blokes in these positions are the way they are. It was a tough time for all concerned and this book portrays the horror of it all really vividly. A good read.

  • Travis
    2019-05-05 19:39

    Another book I picked up to gain a better understanding of what we were doing in Laos. Good book, with some great war stories.