Wing Men: Who Was Behind the Navy Tomcats?

Wing Men: Who Was Behind the Navy Tomcats?

by San Diego Reader, Inc
     
 
The sailors in Fighter Squadron VF-51 with the most contact and responsibility for the $35 million F-14 fighter jets are the plane captains, who are in their late teens and early twenties, and during aircraft carrier cruises during the Cold War they seek relief from their dangerous jobs in the most legendary liberty ports in the Western Pacific.

Overview

The sailors in Fighter Squadron VF-51 with the most contact and responsibility for the $35 million F-14 fighter jets are the plane captains, who are in their late teens and early twenties, and during aircraft carrier cruises during the Cold War they seek relief from their dangerous jobs in the most legendary liberty ports in the Western Pacific.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149318995
Publisher:
San Diego Reader, Inc
Publication date:
04/21/2014
Series:
Reader Shorts , #10
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Neal Matthews is a former Navy diver and parachute rigger who studied photojournalism and filmmaking at San Diego State University, then worked for ten years at the alternative San Diego Reader. He moved on to be a contributing editor for New West/California Magazine, Boating, Travel Holiday, and Popular Photography. He has also written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Matthews has worked on stories and shot photographs in about 20 countries plus Antarctica, and has won many journalism awards. He is married and currently lives and writes in San Diego, California, where he continues practicing underwater photography, a passion he developed in the Navy.

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