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On Yankee Station: The Naval Air War Over Vietnam

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Combining vivid personal narrative with historical and operational analyses, this book takes a candid look at U.S. naval airpower in the Vietnam War. Coauthors John Nichols, a fighter pilot in the war, and Barrett Tillman, an award-winning aviation historian, make full use of their extensive knowledge of the subject to detail the ways in which airpower was employed in the ...more
Paperback, 179 pages
Published March 11th 2013 by US Naval Institute Press (first published July 1987)
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Mike Hankins
"On Yankee Station" is yet another of those books that are must-reads for military aviation enthusiasts. It contains both a broad view of the Navy air war in Vietnam and a up-close, in-the-cockpit view of things. Barrett Tillman provides much of the history and exposition, allowing co-author John B. Nichols--a former F-8 Crusader pilot--to break in and tell first-person stories that illustrate the larger points. This synergy makes for a very exciting, readable book. Unfortunately, it's also ...more
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More interesting than the technical aspects of the fighting, is the rundown of the ridiculous ROE of the air war
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Jan 16, 2008 Craig rated it really liked it
Single seat, single engine. Mach two. What else do you need to know? (The best book about Vietnam era naval aviators I know of)
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Oct 29, 2013 Joe rated it it was amazing
One of the best books on the naval air war in Vietnam. Definitely worth reading for anyone with an interest in aviation history.
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