Very Good. 350 Pages. September 1990 Edition. Store stamp inside back cover. Otherwise tight, bright book with no marks or stamps. Slight concave spine. Air Force Major Marshall Harrison had already served a combat tour as a fighter pilot when he climbed into the cockpit of a lightly-armed OV-10 Bronco prop plane as a Forward Air Controller-one of the most difficult and dangerous air assignments in Vietnam. The enemy called them Bringers of Death. Their fellow fliers called them crazy. In slow-moving prop planes they flew alone over red-hot battle zones, trolling for enemy fire with themselves as bait. They directed U.S. fighter-bombers where they were needed most--sometimes within yards of friendly troops. Now, Marshall Harrison tells the story of the FAC: the death-defying treetop-level runs, the secret CIA missions in the North, the coordinated bombing runs with six radios going at once and a sky full of bullets and jets, the terror of being shot down. Most of all, here is what it was like to be strapped inside the vulnerable cockpit of a Bronco-and how, amidst the chaos and action, these daring pilots helped thousands of U.S. air and ground forces stay alive. Contents in Five Parts: Binh Duong Province, Making of a FAC, In-Country, Journeyman, and Over the Fence. Plus Prologue and Glossary.
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