More than 300 F-105s were lost in the campaign because the Air Force brought the wrong strategy, disastrous tactics, and an ill-suited aircraft. A Cold War nuke sled, the Thunderchief was as much the pilots enemy as the North Vietnamese and LBJs war planners. Rasimus spares none of the outrage he experienced 35 years ago in this astute, surgical strike on Washingtons deadly arrogance and inflexibility.
The first account by a junior officer serving at the height of the campaign, the book breaks the unspoken vow of secrecy surrounding a new pilots psychological gauntlet of fear. Its a moving testament to those who survived and those who paid the price of honor....Continua