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We aren't allowed to have our phones at school here, so I've taken a technological step backwards and starting reading paper books (Blasphemy I know!) Not that I'm complaining, I love to read, no matter it be paper or pixels. After my last few books have been WW2, With the Old Breed by E.B. Sledge, Never Call me A Hero By Norman Kleiss (Which is a fairly new book, very great read on the battle of midway if you haven't read it yet) And Band Of Brothers.

 

So I'm looking for a change of pace away from WW2, Particularly I've been hungry for some Vietnam Aviation stories. I find the Vietnam war to be extremely interesting, given the controversy and politics of the war, as well as it being a very interesting time Culturally for America. I find that its a war story best told from the air, As it provides the reader with a much wider view of the battle both literally, being above the thick jungles, and in the prospect that the writers are officers with a much greater understanding of whats going on than a regular rifleman would have.

 

I've Read the 2 classics, Chickenhawk and Low Level Hell, as well as Guts & Gunships by Mark Garrison. All excellent reads, though very rotor-heavy. I'd love to hear some stories from fixed-wing pilots, So if anyone wants to suggest any good books I'd love to hear them! Particularly if you know any good books on Skyraiders, They seem like they'd have some good stories to tell.

 

Thanks!

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I dont know any on Skyraiders, but this book was really interesting and tells the story of one of the USAF Vietnam aces:

 

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/Fighter-Pilot-Memoirs-Legendary-Robin/dp/0312569513

 

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One of the the best books I've ever read about Viet Nam and flying, "Thud Ridge" by Col Jack Broughton. If you like that, get his next one about his life as a pilot called, "Going Downtown". He was a 105 driver and both books are absolutely spellbinding. You won't regret getting them. They are both available at amazon.

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Try "Cheating Death Combat Air Rescues in Vietnam and Laos" by George Marrett

 

Ooooh yes! You sir have read my mind! I'd heard of the Sandy pilots and have been curious about them, Bought it immediately. And since its fairly short I picked Up Robin Old's Memoir as well. I figured A book on an Ace would be a good contrast to the Sandy's Adventures.

 

Thanks very much everyone!!!

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