Tac Recon: US Air Force Tactical Reconnaissance Combat Operations from Wwi to the Gulf War Terry Mays

Tac Recon: US Air Force Tactical Reconnaissance Combat Operations from Wwi to the Gulf War

Author: Terry Mays
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Book Title
Tac Recon: US Air Force Tactical Reconnaissance Combat Operations from Wwi to the Gulf War
Author
Terry Mays
ISBN
9780764365232
This book examines the American Air Force aircrews who flew tactical reconnaissance combat missions from World War I to the Gulf War. The book employs primary-source interviews, unit histories, mission documents, declassified operational studies, and photos to tell their stories. In the first half of the 20th century, they flew armed and defended themselves against enemy aircraft. In the latter half of the 20th century, they flew "unarmed and unafraid" against MiG fighters and some of the most intense antiaircraft defenses in history. Many returned with photographs that helped pave the way for bombing assessments and army ground operations. Others never returned, and some have never been found. The author personally interviewed reconnaissance pilots who flew in WWII, Korea, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and Vietnam in order to place the reader into the cockpit. Aviation buffs and general readers alike will find this a riveting story of grit and courage.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Terry MaysPublisher: Schiffer MilitaryPublished: 03/14/2023ISBN: 9780764365232Pages: 192
This book examines the American Air Force aircrews who flew tactical reconnaissance combat missions from World War I to the Gulf War. The book employs primary-source interviews, unit histories, mission documents, declassified operational studies, and photos to tell their stories. In the first half of the 20th century, they flew armed and defended themselves against enemy aircraft. In the latter half of the 20th century, they flew "unarmed and unafraid" against MiG fighters and some of the most intense antiaircraft defenses in history. Many returned with photographs that helped pave the way for bombing assessments and army ground operations. Others never returned, and some have never been found. The author personally interviewed reconnaissance pilots who flew in WWII, Korea, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and Vietnam in order to place the reader into the cockpit. Aviation buffs and general readers alike will find this a riveting story of grit and courage.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Terry Mays
Publisher: Schiffer Military
Published: 03/14/2023
ISBN: 9780764365232
Pages: 192
This book examines the American Air Force aircrews who flew tactical reconnaissance combat missions from World War I to the Gulf War. The book employs primary-source interviews, unit histories, mission documents, declassified operational studies, and photos to tell their stories. In the first half of the 20th century, they flew armed and defended themselves against enemy aircraft. In the latter half of the 20th century, they flew "unarmed and unafraid" against MiG fighters and some of the most intense antiaircraft defenses in history. Many returned with photographs that helped pave the way for bombing assessments and army ground operations. Others never returned, and some have never been found. The author personally interviewed reconnaissance pilots who flew in WWII, Korea, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and Vietnam in order to place the reader into the cockpit. Aviation buffs and general readers alike will find this a riveting story of grit and courage.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Terry Mays
Publisher: Schiffer Military
Published: 03/14/2023
ISBN: 9780764365232
Pages: 192