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Vietnam above the treetops

John F. Flanagan

Vietnam above the treetops

a forward air controller reports

by John F. Flanagan

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  • 38 Currently reading

Published by Praeger in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Flanagan, John F,
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [309]-310) and index.

    StatementJohn F. Flanagan.
    GenrePersonal narratives, American
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS559.5 .F54 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 313 p. :
    Number of Pages313
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23713849M
    ISBN 109780313360633
    LC Control Number2009294868
    OCLC/WorldCa436221361

    Flanagan did not find this book easy to write, but he wanted to pay tribute to his fellow warriors, especially those still missing in action; he wanted to exorcise his war nightmares and further understand his experience. The high-low hunter-killer combination gave way to uniform-altitude missions, with all helicopters flying nap of the earth. After word of George VI's death reached the new Queen the following day, she returned immediately to Britain. Flanagan tells the absolute truth of his experience in Vietnam— call signs, bomb loads, and target coordinates are all historically accurate. I found his discussion of the impact of his Air Force Academy education to be very illuminating and perhaps fresh ground.

    Even more important, he needed to communicate the values he and his comrades lived by, in distant jungles where they faced some of the toughest circumstances known to human beings. Jim Corbetthunter, conservationist, and author, who accompanied Elizabeth II during her stay at treetops on 6 Februarylived in the same house as Baden-Powell, and is buried nearby, next to Lord Baden-Powell and his wife Olave, Lady Baden-Powell. This occurred on the night of 5—6 February In Vietnam Above the Treetops, Flanagan traces his life from adolescence through the training period, combat missions of all kinds, and re-entry into the everyday world. As a Forward Air Controller, flying single engine spotter planes, Flanagan is the link between fighter-bomber pilots and ground forces. The mind plays back those scenes in slow motion.

    The visit of Princess Elizabeth cemented the fame of The Treetops. He later transferred to the Air Force and flew F-4 Phantoms, and eventually became an airline captain. Scouts were known as White Teams and Cobras as Red; the two colors combine to become pink. As Flanagan points out, It had produced its first echelon of combat veterans. He offers observations on the Vietnamese and Korean forces he worked with, comparing Eastern and Western cultures, and he vents his frustrations with the U. Both Loach and Cobra have been in production, on and off, in one form or another ever since.


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Vietnam above the treetops book

Flanagan examines the influences that help build these values--educational institutions, the military training system including the service academiesand religion--and reflects on the high cost of abandoning them. His war tales take us to key regions: from the Demilitarized Zone, south through the Central highlands, and into War Zone C near Cambodia.

It never flew again. A must read book. I still have scars on my legs—it was terrifying. These hunter-killer missions, among the most hazardous of the Vietnam War, tested the resolve of the OH-6 pilots and the aerial observers sitting beside them.

Anonsen, as well as Fleming's nearby flight of five UH-1s. The author's idea of the warrior spirit, the meaning and futility of war is presented from his unique perspective.

Vietnam Above the Treetops : A Forward Air Controller Reports

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Kane was dispatched to the crash site in another Cobra with copilot Jim Casher. From the rear cockpit, the pilot fired rockets from launchers fixed to the stub wings on either side; the copilot in the front operated a chin turret that held a minigun and grenade launcher. In fact, such parties cooperate to pass legislation.

A second transport, low on fuel, had to pull out of formation and return to base. Flanagan tells the absolute truth of his experience in Vietnam— call signs, bomb loads, and target coordinates are all historically accurate.

The photo was taken several days after he was shot down. Units in Vietnam began sending UH-1Bs outfitted with rocket pods and machine guns to circle over the scouts at around feet and attack anything that might interfere with the imminent troop landing.

After word of George VI's death reached the new Queen the following day, she returned immediately to Britain. Its insights into the times and personal side of war are valuable and thought provoking. Cobras generally attacked with rockets, preferred for long-range accuracy, switching to the less-accurate chin-mounted machine gun and grenade launcher only if they were far enough away from friendly troops or if the rockets—AH-1s could carry as many as 76 rockets—ran out.

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