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Runway Visions: An American C-130 Pilot's Memoir of Combat Airlift Operations in Southeast Asia, 1967-1968

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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 ...more
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Published July 1st 1998 by McFarland & Company
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Vaughan, a '62 grad from Michigan flew Hercs with Dave Risher before Risher was killed trying to land in bad weather. He also flew with a check pilot named Hennessey.
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In February 1967, Air Force Lieutenant Vaughan arrived at Ching Chuan Kang Air Base (the “CCK” I had always hear about) 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. A
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