They Called It Naked Fanny

Author: Scott Harrington
Publisher: Hellgate Press
ISBN: 155571837X
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

During the early years of the Vietnam War, several small cadres of men served their country and their fellow comrades-in-arms from a remote airbase cut out of the jungles of northeast Thailand. The base was named Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base, but the men assigned there had a special name for it: "Naked Fanny." Initially they were assigned to rescue military pilots shot down over Laos or forced to leave their aircraft over Thailand. But as the war expanded, their mission changed and they were asked to fly into hostile situations in North Vietnam, making numerous rescues--detailed here by the pilots who flew them and those who were rescued. This is a story that has never been told in its entirety but is an integral part of U.S. Air Force aviation history. Scott Harrington has compiled and written the story of those early years of the Vietnam War at the little base just west of the town of Nakhon Phanom, Thailand. After reading it, you'll understand why these fragile aircraft and the men who flew them were often referred to as "Blades of wood - Men of steel."

Fotobuch Amerikanische Truppen Afghanistan Krieg

Author: Julien Coallier
Publisher:
ISBN: 1539680452
Release Date: 2016-10-22
Genre:

Fotos von amerikanischen Truppen, und Verbundete, die verschiedene Operationen in und um, Afghanistan. Inhalt enthalt rein verbesserte Fotos, ohne Etiketten oder Titel.

USAF and VNAF A 1 Skyraider Units of the Vietnam War

Author: Byron E Hukee
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781780960692
Release Date: 2013-02-20
Genre: History

USAF Skyraider units were originally tasked to serve as quasi-training units for the fledgling VNAF. Equipped only with the two-seat models of the Skyraider, American pilots were required to have VNAF 'observers' in the aircraft for every mission. Eventually, this arrangement was changed as enough Vietnamese pilots were trained to man their own squadrons, while USAF squadrons were tasked with close support for US ground forces. Eventually, no fewer than four USAF and seven VNAF Skyraider units saw service in Vietnam. Additionally, one A-1 training squadron flew from Hurlburt Field, Florida, throughout the Vietnam War era. In the ten years that this squadron was active, nearly 1000 USAF and 300 VNAF pilots were trained in the Skyraider. While the core mission of all Skyraider squadrons was Close Air Support (CAS), other missions were accomplished at various times. Among these were Search and Rescue (SAR), night interdiction on the Ho Chi Minh trail, helicopter escort and special forces support to name but a few. Each of these missions took full advantage of the Skyraider's ability to deliver a variety of munitions in close proximity to friendly forces while inflicting heavy casualties on enemy forces

The Vietnam War in Popular Culture The Influence of America s Most Controversial War on Everyday Life 2 volumes

Author: Ron Milam
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440840470
Release Date: 2016-11-07
Genre: Social Science

Covering many aspects of the Vietnam War that have not been addressed before, this book supplies new perspectives from academics as well as Vietnam veterans that explore how this key conflict of the 20th century has influenced everyday life and popular culture during the war as well as for the past 50 years. • Addresses an especially eventful time in American history with long-lasting consequences—a period that has parallels with more recent events involving military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan • Provides coverage of Norman Lear, creator of the popular 1970s sitcom All In The Family, including information from a recent interview • Includes viewpoints from Vietnam combat veterans regarding how film and television portrayed the war they participated in and lived through • Supplies a chapter on the Vietnam veteran biker movement

Boyd

Author: Robert Coram
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780759527775
Release Date: 2002-11-21
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

John Boyd may be the most remarkable unsung hero in all of American military history. Some remember him as the greatest U.S. fighter pilot ever -- the man who, in simulated air-to-air combat, defeated every challenger in less than forty seconds. Some recall him as the father of our country's most legendary fighter aircraft -- the F-15 and F-16. Still others think of Boyd as the most influential military theorist since Sun Tzu. They know only half the story. Boyd, more than any other person, saved fighter aviation from the predations of the Strategic Air Command. His manual of fighter tactics changed the way every air force in the world flies and fights. He discovered a physical theory that forever altered the way fighter planes were designed. Later in life, he developed a theory of military strategy that has been adopted throughout the world and even applied to business models for maximizing efficiency. And in one of the most startling and unknown stories of modern military history, the Air Force fighter pilot taught the U.S. Marine Corps how to fight war on the ground. His ideas led to America's swift and decisive victory in the Gulf War and foretold the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. On a personal level, Boyd rarely met a general he couldn't offend. He was loud, abrasive, and profane. A man of daring, ferocious passion and intractable stubbornness, he was that most American of heroes -- a rebel who cared not for his reputation or fortune but for his country. He was a true patriot, a man who made a career of challenging the shortsighted and self-serving Pentagon bureaucracy. America owes Boyd and his disciples -- the six men known as the "Acolytes" -- a great debt. Robert Coram finally brings to light the remarkable story of a man who polarized all who knew him, but who left a legacy that will influence the military -- and all of America -- for decades to come. ..

American Sniper

Author: Chris Kyle
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 9783864138027
Release Date: 2015-02-13
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Chris Kyle diente von 1999 bis 2009 bei den US Navy SEALs und verzeichnete in jener Zeit die höchste Zahl an tödlichen Treffern in der amerikanischen Militärgeschichte. 160 gezielte Liquidationen schreibt ihm das Pentagon offiziell zu. Seine Kameraden nannten ihn "Die Legende", seine Feinde "Teufel" ... In dieser eindringlichen Autobiografie erzählt der geborene Texaner, der 2013 erschossen wurde, die Geschichte seiner außergewöhnlichen Karriere. Nach dem 11. September 2001 wurde er im Kampf gegen den Terror an die Front geschickt und fand seine Berufung als Scharfschütze. Hart und ehrlich spricht Kyle über die Schattenseiten des Krieges und das brutale Handwerk des Tötens. Seine Frau Taya schildert in bewegenden Einschüben, wie der Krieg sich nicht nur auf ihre Ehe und ihre Kinder auswirkte, sondern auch auf ihren Mann. American Sniper ist das Psychogramm eines Scharfschützen und ein fesselnder Augenzeugenbericht aus dem Krieg, den nur ein Mann erzählen kann.

Air Pictorial

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105015317840
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Aeronautics


Psychotherapie im Dialog Diagnostik und Evaluation

Author: Volker Köllner
Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag
ISBN: 9783131700414
Release Date: 2012-03-21
Genre: Medical

Ein Thema, viele Perspektiven - aus Sicht unterschiedlicher Therapierichtungen und Berufsgruppen dargestellt anhand ausführlicher Einzelfälle Blick über den Tellerrand - Nutzen Sie Wissen und Erfahrung aus den verschiedenen Therapierichtungen Integrieren Sie die vielfältigen Anregungen in Ihre Praxis

Neunzehnhundertachtundsechzig

Author: Mark Kurlansky
Publisher:
ISBN: 3453600398
Release Date: 2007
Genre: History, Modern

Tet-Offensive in Vietnam, Antikriegsbewegung, Prager Frühling, Rassenunruhen in Amerika und Notstandsgesetze in Deutschland, Pariser Mai und Demonstrationen polnischer und italienischer, mexikanischer und japanischer Studenten. Abbie Hoffman in New York,

Ein Sonntag am Pool in Kigali

Author: Gil Courtemanche
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 9783462412512
Release Date: 2018-09-20
Genre: Fiction

Ein Hotelpool in Kigali 1994, Treffpunkt für Entwicklungshelfer, Botschaftsangestellte, Journalisten, Geistliche, Prostituierte, Politiker und alle, die in Ruanda das Sagen haben. Hier verliebt sich der alternde kanadische Journalist Valcourt in die schöne junge Kellnerin Gentille, eine Hutu, die verfolgt wird. In dem Land, das von Aids und Armut gezeichnet ist, verdichten sich die Hinweise auf den bevorstehenden Völkermord. Straßensperren werden errichtet, Freunde werden ermordet, und die öffentlichen Tötungsaufrufe nehmen zu. Gentille und Valcourt hoffen vergebens auf Hilfe von außen – von den Vereinten Nationen, deren Blauhelmtruppen in Ruanda anwesend sind, von den Menschenrechtsorganisationen, von der Kirche. Vor den Augen der Öffentlichkeit bricht die Hölle los, die das Schicksal der kleinen Gemeinschaft besiegelt. »Ein Sonntag am Pool in Kigali« erzählt von einem der schlimmsten Massaker in der Geschichte, bei dem 800.000 Menschen, vornehmlich Tutsi, den Tod fanden. Ein Roman, der den Opfern des Völkermords in Ruanda ein Gesicht gibt.