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The Resource To the limit : an Air Cav Huey pilot in Vietnam, Tom A. Johnson

To the limit : an Air Cav Huey pilot in Vietnam, Tom A. Johnson

Label
To the limit : an Air Cav Huey pilot in Vietnam
Title
To the limit
Title remainder
an Air Cav Huey pilot in Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
Tom A. Johnson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Helicopter pilots in Vietnam kidded one another about being nothing but glorified bus drivers. But these "rotor heads" saved thousands of American lives while performing what the Army classified as the most dangerous job it had to offer. One in eighteen did not return home."
  • "Tom A. Johnson flew the UH-1 "Iroquois"--Better known as the "Huey" - in the 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion of the First Air Cavalry Division. From June 1967 through June 1968, he accumulated an astonishing 1,600 flying hours (1,150 combat and 450 noncombat). His battalion was one of the most highly decorated units in the Vietnam War and, as part of the famous Air Cav, helped redefine modern warfare. With tremendous flying skill, Johnson survived rescue missions and key battles that included those for Hue and Khe Sanh and operations in the A Shau and Song Re Valleys, while many of his comrades did not
  • His memoir will strike a chord with any soldier who ever flew in the ubiquitous Huey and any reader with an interest in how the Vietnam War was really fought."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Tom A
Dewey number
  • 959.704/348092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
An AUSA book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson, Tom A
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Military helicopters
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Label
To the limit : an Air Cav Huey pilot in Vietnam, Tom A. Johnson
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip068/2006004962.html
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 65
  • 4
  • My First Engine Failure
  • 75
  • 5
  • The Bong Son River Crash
  • 89
  • 6
  • The Battle of Song Re Valley
  • 99
  • 1
  • 7
  • Bill Lee Crashes Hard
  • 111
  • 8
  • Changing Seats
  • 131
  • 9
  • The LZ Geronimo Incident
  • 145
  • 10
  • The An Lao Valley Incident
  • Battle of Tam Quan
  • 153
  • 11
  • The LZ Tom Incident
  • 163
  • 12
  • Christmas at LZ English, Republic of Vietnam
  • 179
  • 13
  • The Death of James Arthur Johansen
  • 3
  • 191
  • 14
  • Can Chickens Really Fly?
  • 217
  • 15
  • The 1st Cavalry Moves North
  • 219
  • 16
  • The Tet Offensive of 1968
  • 231
  • 2
  • 17
  • The LZ Striker Incident
  • 243
  • 18
  • Khe Sanh
  • 263
  • 19
  • Near Disaster, Night Insertion at Thor
  • 285
  • 20
  • 1st Air Cavalry Division: My New Home
  • The Circus Act Extraction
  • 299
  • 21
  • A Shau Valley, Lair of Lucifer
  • 331
  • 22
  • No Rest for the Weary
  • 373
  • Appendix 1
  • What Makes Helicopters Fly?
  • 39
  • 379
  • Appendix 2
  • Confirmed Killed Class of 67-5 First Tour
  • 383
  • 3
  • LZ English
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 396 pages
Isbn
9781597970013
Lccn
2006004962
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)63705870
  • ocm63705870
  • OCoLC
Label
To the limit : an Air Cav Huey pilot in Vietnam, Tom A. Johnson
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip068/2006004962.html
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 65
  • 4
  • My First Engine Failure
  • 75
  • 5
  • The Bong Son River Crash
  • 89
  • 6
  • The Battle of Song Re Valley
  • 99
  • 1
  • 7
  • Bill Lee Crashes Hard
  • 111
  • 8
  • Changing Seats
  • 131
  • 9
  • The LZ Geronimo Incident
  • 145
  • 10
  • The An Lao Valley Incident
  • Battle of Tam Quan
  • 153
  • 11
  • The LZ Tom Incident
  • 163
  • 12
  • Christmas at LZ English, Republic of Vietnam
  • 179
  • 13
  • The Death of James Arthur Johansen
  • 3
  • 191
  • 14
  • Can Chickens Really Fly?
  • 217
  • 15
  • The 1st Cavalry Moves North
  • 219
  • 16
  • The Tet Offensive of 1968
  • 231
  • 2
  • 17
  • The LZ Striker Incident
  • 243
  • 18
  • Khe Sanh
  • 263
  • 19
  • Near Disaster, Night Insertion at Thor
  • 285
  • 20
  • 1st Air Cavalry Division: My New Home
  • The Circus Act Extraction
  • 299
  • 21
  • A Shau Valley, Lair of Lucifer
  • 331
  • 22
  • No Rest for the Weary
  • 373
  • Appendix 1
  • What Makes Helicopters Fly?
  • 39
  • 379
  • Appendix 2
  • Confirmed Killed Class of 67-5 First Tour
  • 383
  • 3
  • LZ English
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 396 pages
Isbn
9781597970013
Lccn
2006004962
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)63705870
  • ocm63705870
  • OCoLC

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