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Dan Hampton

Forfatter af Viper Pilot: A Memoir of Air Combat

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Dan Hampton served for twenty years in the U.S. Air Force and flew 151 combat missions. For his service in the Iraq War, Kosovo conflict, and first Gulf War, he received four Distinguished Flying Crosses with Valor, a Purple Heart, eight Air Medals with Valor, and five Meritorious Service Medals. vis mere He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2006. He has written several books including Viper Pilot and Lords of the Sky: Fighter Pilots and Air Combat, from the Red Baron to the F-16. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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A remarkable insight into the creation of the "Wild Weasels" and their risks and successes in the Vietnam War.
iandrewmartin | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jul 1, 2024 |
Focusing on Marine Lt. Bill Harris, the narrative jumps around a bit and provides somewhat of an overview of WW II in the Pacific. Lt. Harris was a Marine who just wouldn't quit in his quest to escape and avoid captivity and rejoin his beloved Marine Corps. The story pays off with some amazing incidents which I had never read about in this way.
AJ_Mexico | 1 anden anmeldelse | Sep 6, 2023 |
I found this story thoroughly fascinating. There was so much here to absorb. For one we have the story of Bill Harris, a young man whose fierce attitude served him well as he fought against the Japanese across the Philippines and was ultimately captured and sent to a POW camp in Japan. A dreary place, where he survived beatings and starvation that slimmed him down to a delicate 120 pounds. There is also fascinating background information weaved in about the war in the Philippines, a war I will be honest I didn’t really know much about. There is so much coverage on the war in Europe, I can’t really recall anyone really bringing up the fierce battles in the the Philippines as a Japan set on domination made several attempts, with many fatal errors , to cut off trade routes to Australia. If you are a guru of WW11 information like me this is a must read, if you are not this is still a fascinating historical account, about a remarkable man living at an extraordinary time. Thank you to Netgalley for the copy in exchange for an honest review.… (mere)
hana321 | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jul 20, 2022 |
history of combat aviation and fighter aircraft, from World War I to present - some bad reviews thought it had too much "filler." ...explains the evolution of aerial combat and how both man and machine have changed from the early days of World War I to modern times. Along the way he gives very clear examples of various elements of aerial combat (aka dogfighting) and the hows and whys of flight. The New York Times bestselling author of Viper Pilot and retired USAF F-16 legend Dan Hampton offers the first comprehensive popular history of combat aviation—a unique, entertaining, and action-packed look at the aces of the air and their machines, from the Red Baron and his triplane in World War I to today’s technologically expert flying warriors in supersonic jets.… (mere)
MasseyLibrary | 7 andre anmeldelser | Sep 26, 2021 |

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