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The Resource Catkiller 3-2 : an Army pilot flying for the Marines in the Vietnam War, Raymond G. Caryl

Catkiller 3-2 : an Army pilot flying for the Marines in the Vietnam War, Raymond G. Caryl

Label
Catkiller 3-2 : an Army pilot flying for the Marines in the Vietnam War
Title
Catkiller 3-2
Title remainder
an Army pilot flying for the Marines in the Vietnam War
Statement of responsibility
Raymond G. Caryl
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Catkiller 3-2 is a memoir of one of the pilots who flew low-flying, unarmed, single-engine aircraft in support of Marine ground units during the Vietnam War. The author was a part of the Army's 220th Reconnaissance Aircraft Company (RAC), which arrived in Vietnam in late June 1965 Because of the shortage of existing Marine Birddogs, the 220th was immediately reassigned to I Corps and came under the operational control of the Marines. The author details the tactics, restrictions, aerial maneuvers, and dangers experienced by the Army pilots and Marine aerial observers during flying these missions. He also discussesf the cultural mores, attitudes, and recreational activity of these young pilots and observers supporting the ground forces."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Caryl, Raymond G
Dewey number
  • 959.704/348092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS558.8
LC item number
.C379 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Caryl, Raymond G
  • United States
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Port Angeles (Wash.)
Label
Catkiller 3-2 : an Army pilot flying for the Marines in the Vietnam War, Raymond G. Caryl
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223134196485
  • 31223134196477
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and 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
A fear of flying -- Silver wings -- Becoming a Catkiller -- Catkiller 3-2 -- 220th RAC -- Just a little bit different -- Birddogs, AOS, and the bonds forged in combat -- Wild night in the valley -- Convoy cover -- Helicopters: the other way to fly -- Fun and games in the Que Son valley -- Catkillers and special forces -- Kentucky windage, enemy rockets, and a near catastrophe -- The A Shau valley from fifty feet -- Pink elephants, a big cat, and funny-looking logs -- TPQ, MSQ, and wild Navy rockets -- What the hell was that? -- Tet and technology -- A near miss and a missed opportunity -- One hundred ways to die on the DMZ -- Sharkey, POZ, and the miracle of the six-holer -- Low-level flight: the good, the bad, and the ugly -- Homeward bound -- Afterword -- Appendix
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 238 pages
Isbn
9781682473528
Lccn
2018020780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1038025222
Label
Catkiller 3-2 : an Army pilot flying for the Marines in the Vietnam War, Raymond G. Caryl
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223134196485
  • 31223134196477
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and 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
A fear of flying -- Silver wings -- Becoming a Catkiller -- Catkiller 3-2 -- 220th RAC -- Just a little bit different -- Birddogs, AOS, and the bonds forged in combat -- Wild night in the valley -- Convoy cover -- Helicopters: the other way to fly -- Fun and games in the Que Son valley -- Catkillers and special forces -- Kentucky windage, enemy rockets, and a near catastrophe -- The A Shau valley from fifty feet -- Pink elephants, a big cat, and funny-looking logs -- TPQ, MSQ, and wild Navy rockets -- What the hell was that? -- Tet and technology -- A near miss and a missed opportunity -- One hundred ways to die on the DMZ -- Sharkey, POZ, and the miracle of the six-holer -- Low-level flight: the good, the bad, and the ugly -- Homeward bound -- Afterword -- Appendix
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 238 pages
Isbn
9781682473528
Lccn
2018020780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1038025222

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