Phantom in the River: Flight of Linfield Two Zero One

Phantom in the River: Flight of Linfield Two Zero One

by Foster Gary Wayne
     
 

On May 14, 1967, a US Navy F-4B Phantom II jet, flown by Ev Southwick and Jack Rollins, launched from the USS Kitty Hawk. Their F-4 was rendered disabled while flying a mission against the formidable air defenses of the Thanh Hoa Bridge in North Vietnam. They did not return to their carrier. The two airmen ejected and were taken prisoner.Phantom in the River is the…  See more details below

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On May 14, 1967, a US Navy F-4B Phantom II jet, flown by Ev Southwick and Jack Rollins, launched from the USS Kitty Hawk. Their F-4 was rendered disabled while flying a mission against the formidable air defenses of the Thanh Hoa Bridge in North Vietnam. They did not return to their carrier. The two airmen ejected and were taken prisoner.Phantom in the River is the account of the plane's flight and mission to destroy the Thanh Hoa Bridge- a site where air defenses were formidable and quite a few Americans were shot down- and of the two pilots' heroic survival. Also included is the story of the author's trip to Vietnam in 2004. Along with the two Navy airmen, the group reunite with the wreckage of the pilots' Phantom. What results is an emotional visit to the bridge and site of their capture 37 years earlier.These two pilot's have never spoken about their mission before, until now. This is their account of what really happened.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555716837
Publisher:
L&R Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2011
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
16 MB
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