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Fire from the Sky: Seawolf Gunships in the Mekong Delta

Fire from the Sky: Seawolf Gunships in the Mekong Delta

by Richard C. Knott

Editeur : Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 9781591147763
Broché: 288
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Taille du fichier: 8 Mb
Date d'affichage: 2020-01-28
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Fire from the Sky is the first complete history of the most decorated Navy squadron of the Vietnam War. Richard C. Knott tells the dramatic history of the HAL-3 Seawolves, the U.S. Navy's first and only helicopter gunship squadron of the Vietnam War. The squadron was established "in country" to support the fast, pugnacious river patrol boats of the brown water navy. Flying combat-worn Hueys borrowed from the Army, the mission of the Seawolves quickly expanded to include rapid response air support to any friendly force in the Delta needing immediate assistance. The Seawolves inserted SEALs deep into enemy territory, and extracted them, often despite savage enemy opposition. They rescued friendly combatants from almost certain capture or death, and evacuated the wounded when Medevac helicopters were not available.