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On Yankee Station: The Naval Air War Over Vietnam
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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"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