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Product NameBury Us Upside Down: The Misty Pilots And The Secret Battle For The Ho Chi Minh Trail
LanguageEnglish
CategoryBook / Magazine / Publication
Short DescriptionHeight:8.13 inches / Length:1.07 inches / Weight:0.93 pounds / Width:5.51 inches
Amazon.comA Buy on Amazon ~ 0345465385
SKUAPX7687351535790252
Price New7.40 US Dollars    (curriencies)
Price Used1.95 US Dollars    (curriencies)
Width1.1 inches    (convert)
Height8.3 inches    (convert)
Length5.5 inches    (convert)
Weight14.88 ounces    (convert)
AuthorRick Newman, Don Shepperd
Page Count516
BindingPaperback
Published02/27/2007
Long DescriptionThey had the most dangerous job n the Air Force. Now Bury Us Upside Down reveals the never-before-told story of the Vietnam War’s top-secret jet-fighter outfit–an all-volunteer unit composed of truly extraordinary men who flew missions from which heroes are made.

In today’s wars, computers, targeting pods, lasers, and precision-guided bombs help FAC (forward air controller) pilots identify and destroy targets from safe distances. But in the search for enemy traffic on the elusive Ho Chi Minh Trail, always risking enemy fire, capture, and death, pilots had to drop low enough to glimpse the telltale signs of movement such as suspicious dust on treetops or disappearing tire marks on a dirt road (indicating a hidden truck park). Written by an accomplished journalist and veteran, Bury Us Upside Down is the stunning story of these brave Americans, the men who flew in the covert Operation Commando Sabre–or “Misty”–the most innovative air operation of the war.

In missions that lasted for hours, the pilots of Misty flew zigzag patterns searching for enemy troops, vehicles, and weapons, without benefit of night-vision goggles, infrared devices, or other now common sensors. What they gained in exhilarating autonomy also cost them: of 157 pilots, 34 were shot down, 3 captured, and 7 killed. Here is a firsthand account of courage and technical mastery under fire. Here, too, is a tale of forbearance and loss, including the experience of the family of a missing Misty flier–Howard K. Williams–as they learn, after twenty-three years, that his remains have been found.

Now that bombs are smart and remote sensors are even smarter, the missions that the Mistys flew would now be considered no less than suicidal. Bury Us Upside Down reminds us that for some, such dangers simply came with the territory.


From the Hardcover edition.
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