19 Minutes to Live - Helicopter Combat in Vietnam: A Memoir by Lew Jennings

19 Minutes to Live - Helicopter Combat in

"19 Minutes to Live" illustrates the incredible courage and determination of helicopter pilots and crews supporting those heroes that carried a rucksack and a rifle in Vietnam. Over 12,000 helicopters were used in the Vietnam War, which is why it became known as "The Helicopter War". Almost half of the helicopters, 5,086, were lost. Helicopter pilots and crews accounted for nearly 10 percent of all the US casualties suffered in Vietnam, with nearly 5,000 killed and an untold number of wounded. Lew Jennings flew over 700 Air Cavalry Cobra Gunship Helicopter missions and received Three Distinguished Flying Crosses for Valor. This memoir describes first-hand the harrowing experiences of helicopter pilots and crews in combat operations, from the far South to the DMZ, including the infamous Ashau Valley, Hamburger Hill, LZ Airborne and others.

  • ASIN: 1548484539

Ups and Downs: Recollections of a Vietnam Helicopter Pilot

Ups and Downs: Recollections of a Vietnam Helicopter

I flew through the Vietnam War in the cockpit of a helicopter, hauling troops in combat assaults and anything else that would fit on a Huey cargo deck. Helicopter crews were asked to do many things in Vietnam and I did most of them, albeit to a lesser extent than my peers. My involvement was further enriched by time spent in the nerve center of a combat aviation battalion. I returned home with a trove of personal recollections- some grim, some angry, some humorous and many unique to my experience. To these, I have added tales of events that occurred in college ROTC training, flight school and post-Vietnam army service. Taken together they offer a complete picture of a brief, but compelling military career, filled with ups and downs.

  • ASIN: B07GL52DDT

Black Cat 2-1: The True Story of a Vietnam Helicopter Pilot and His Crew

Black Cat 2-1: The True Story of a

In the Vietnam War, 2,197 helicopter pilots and 2,717 crew members were killed. Black Cat 2-1 is the story of one pilot who made it home and the valiant men he served with who risked their lives for the troops on the ground. Bob Ford invites readers into the Huey helicopters he flew on more than 1,000 missions when he and his men dared to protect and rescue. For those whose voices were silenced in that faraway place or who have never told their stories, he creates a tribute that reads like a thriller, captures the humor of men at war, and resounds with respect for those who served with honor.

  • ASIN: 1612542085

Pucker Factor 10: Memoir of a U.S. Army Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam

Pucker Factor 10: Memoir of a U.S. Army

“In 1963…there was no way I could have known, sitting in a classroom on that beautiful campus in Ohio, that by raising my hand I would be going to war in Vietnam and that I would see things, hear things and do things that most people cannot imagine.”—James Joyce. The author was drawn into the United States Army through ROTC, and went through training to fly helicopters in combat over Vietnam. His experiences are notable because he flew both Huey “Slicks” and Huey “Gunships”: the former on defense as he flew troops into battle, and the latter on offense as he took the battle to the enemy. Through this book, the author relives his experiences flying and fighting, with special attention given to his and other pilots’ day-to-day lives—such as the smoke bombing of Disneyland, the nickname given to a United States Army–sponsored compound for prostitution. Some of the pilots Joyce served with survived the war and went on to have careers with commercial airlines, and many were killed.

  • ASIN: B002MH4A8C

Vietnam War Army Helicopter Nose Art

Vietnam War Army Helicopter Nose

Vietnam War Army Helicopter Nose Art brings to light over 250 recently recovered Vietnam War photographs from Army aviation veterans. The vast majority of these photographs have never before been published, with them all capturing that quintessential and unmistakable American war custom of embellishing one’s assigned aircraft with personalized markings. Each is accompanied by a caption containing data particular for each featured image: helicopter name, unit, serial number, photo date, photo location, crew names, artist name, photo contributor, and anecdotal information.Against a backdrop of censorship, political correctness, and military directives to the contrary, in-country Army helicopter nose art flourished in Vietnam, and the failure to acknowledge this archetypal convention in any study of Army aviation history demonstrates a lack of respect for the personal cost of conflict.Although ‘Iron Butterfly’ may not be as well-known as ‘Memphis Belle’ or ‘Enola Gay’ from World War II, it nonetheless carried its crews into battle with just as much passion for life and sense of duty as its predecessors. We all know the ugly politics of that war; these pictures show us the human side of it.

  • ASIN: 1625450354

Vietnam Saga: Exploits of a combat helicopter pilot

Vietnam Saga: Exploits of a combat helicopter

Description: Vietnam Saga is the very personal story of Stan Corvin’s often-perilous times in theU.S. Army as a two-tour helicopter pilot in Vietnam. It is a true-life story of a pilot who fought forfreedom and often his very life. Vietnams Saga is also a story about the meaning of life. Standingback from his war experience, Stan reflects on his ever-present faith and how it carried himthrough this challenging period of his life. Originally written as a legacy to Stan Corvin’s family-something that will be passed down for many generations-Vietnam Saga is now an opportunityfor you to share in the legacy and the personal recollections, memories, thoughts, fears and shedtears of a decorated and dedicated American military pilot. The book also contains numerousphotos.

  • ASIN: B076TCRW94

Revell 1:48 Huey Hog Helicopter Plastic Model Kit

Revell 1:48 Huey Hog Helicopter Plastic Model

The workhorse helicopter from Vietnam flew every mission from ground support to med-evac. These fast, heavily armed choppers were used by the Marine Corps for protection of ground operations. "Hueys" were the gunships that established the reputation of the armed helicopter as an indispensable weapon of ground warfare.

  • Color: Green
  • Brand: Revell
  • ASIN: B0000DEW83
  • UPC: 076513052010

Ace: The Story of Lt. Col. Ace Cozzalio

Ace: The Story of Lt. Col. Ace

Bronze Medal Winner: 2016 Independent Publisher Book AwardsAce is the story of Ace Cozzalio, a bold and courageous U.S. Army helicopter pilot flying with Lighthorse Air Cavalry during the Vietnam War. In his eighteen-month tour of duty, Ace is shot down by enemy gunfire six times and is awarded every medal of valor with the exception of the Medal of Honor, some multiple times. The stories presented in this book tell of Ace's heroic exploits while fighting the enemy in the Mekong Delta--emphasizing the extraordinary character of this dedicated soldier hero.In reading these incredible, never-before-told stories, the reader gets a glimpse into who Ace Cozzalio is and why his dynamic presence is oftentimes the pivotal element that turns the tide against the enemy. A relentless warrior and a natural-born leader, Ace is always leading the charge, winning the battle, and bringing the troops home safely. Confident and charismatic, he endears himself to his fellow cavalry troopers and the tales of his courageous deeds soon become legendary.And, Ace is a maverick--never satisfied to follow the status quo. Uniquely attired in his signature military uniform with white Cavalry hat, saber, and yellow scarf, reminiscent of the U.S. Cavalry of the 1860s, Ace is singularly recognized as the class...

  • ASIN: B00X0KETL8

The Blades Carry Me: Inside the Helicopter War in Vietnam

The Blades Carry Me: Inside the Helicopter War

James Weatherill served as an Army helicopter pilot in Vietnam from November 1967 to November 1968. His memoir, THE BLADES CARRY ME: Inside the Helicopter War in Vietnam, takes the reader into the CH-47 Chinook helicopter cockpit and the daily life of a 22-year-old pilot.The young man must reconcile his ideals of patriotism, courage, and honor with the reality and politics of a war where victory is measured by body-count ratios instead of territory gained or lost. When it's time to go home, he realized he'll leave more than war behind.On the home front, the pilot's wife, Annie, provides a counterpoint as a pregnant college senior and military spouse during an unpopular war. With letters and tape recordings their sole means of communication, how will they grow up without growing apart.

  • ASIN: B00IU6LU6O

Without Parachutes: How I Survived 1,000 Attack Helicopter Combat Missions in Vietnam

Without Parachutes: How I Survived 1,000 Attack Helicopter

This book straps the reader into the cockpit with an attack helicopter pioneer as he recalls three years of Vietnam combat and a quarter century of flying Army aircraft. He arrived in Vietnam in 1964 and volunteered to join the worlds first attack helicopter company. The Utility Tactical Transport Helicopter Company (UTT) had deployed to Vietnam in 1962. It came equipped with the U.S. Armys brand new UH-1 Huey, a helicopter originally designed as an aerial ambulance. The crews, not happy with a passive combat role, began experimenting with ways to strap guns on their aircraft and attack the enemy. Through a deadly process of trial and error the pilots pushed their machines to the edge. Mistakes were made, crews were lost and lessons were learned. These lessons evolved into combat tactics and became fondly known as the 12 Cardinal Rules of Attack Helicopter Combat. Upon joining the unit the author learned about the rules. He studied them and on his first day in combat, developed his own 13th rule. Over his ensuing three years in Vietnam, the rules, especially the 13th, helped him survive over one thousand combat missions. This book provides the reader with a cockpit level view of dozens of those missions and describes several additional near disaster situations encountered by the ...

  • ASIN: B07G89TYBL
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