Taking Fire: Saving Captain Aikman: A Story of the Vietnam Air War

Taking Fire: Saving Captain Aikman: A Story of the Vietnam Air War

by Kevin O'Rourke

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612001265
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
Publication date: 09/28/2013
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 869,871
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Kevin O'Rourke specializes in historical non-fiction.

Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Introduction 11

Chapter 1 The Long Ride In 13

Chapter 2 The Mission 33

Chapter 3 Making the Best of a Tough Situation 54

Chapter 4 The Good Mission 77

Chapter 5 A Bad Day for F-4s 103

Chapter 6 Four Is on Fire! 118

Chapter 7 Taking Fire 144

Chapter 8 So That Others May Live 165

Chapter 9 All the Way Home 195

Epilogue 199

Acknowledgments 208

Glossary 211

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James R. Casey

"The authors fully researched the action and verified everything with extensive interviews with all of the participants…gives an excellent picture of Pararescue and of Air Rescue." --James R. Casey, Marine Corps Aviation Association

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