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The story of the United States Navy's "Top Guns'" in combat during the Vietnam War, MiG Killers of Yankee Station recounts each and every air battle in which a Navy pilot from an aircraft carriers assigned to Yankee Station in South China Sea downed a MiG of the North Vietnamese air force.
Meticulously and splendidly illustrated with over 370 black and white and color images, MiG Killers is an album depicting the men and aircraft of the period and reports their stories in the words of the men who made history in the skies over Vietnam.
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A distinguished aviation historian, Michael O'Connor won praise for his biography of World War II Ace of Aces Richard Bong. He followed it up with numerous articles on air combat, while researching the stories of the men who flew from Yankee Station in the years between 1965 and 1975. MiG Killers is the result of fifteen years of labor by one of the finest aviation historians writing today.Review:
" Lively, anecdotal and accurate--a great read...the definitive history of the Navy's MiG battles over North Vietnam." -- The Hook Magazine, Fall 2003
"For the the avid armchair aviator, the stories presented herein are spellbinding." -- Airpower Magazine, March 2004
MiG Killers of Yankee Station will certainly be the definitive history of the Navy's MiG battles." -- Warbirds International Magazine, Winter 2003.
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Book Description New Past Press, 2003. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0938627589
Book Description New Past Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0938627589 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0521627