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Title:
Runway visions : an American C-130 pilot's memoir of combat airlift operations in Southeast Asia, 1967-1968
Author:
Vaughan, David Kirk.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
viii, 195 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Personal Subject:
ISBN:
9780786404889
Format :
Book

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Central Library DS559.5 .V38 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

In February 1967, Air Force Lieutenant Vaughan arrived at Ching Chuan Kang Air Base in Taiwan to begin 14 months as a C-130 Hercules pilot, airlifting supplies and troops throughout southeast Asia. Feeling well suited, Vaughan had volunteered for the duty, but little had he realized the pressure associated with flying the heavy cargo plane under combat conditions and taking off and landing on the short runways that dotted the Vietnamese countryside. Among his most harrowing duties was the aerial resupply of the Marine base at Khe Sanh during the most intense action of the Tet Offensive. This is the story of an Air Force pilot's progression from inexperienced flyer to veteran crew member and how he came of age under combat conditions.


Author Notes

David K. Vaughan lives in Texas and is the author of several books.


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