Category Archives: Vietnam War

Not On My Watch

by Dave ‘Snako’ Kelly Prologue This is a memoir of my personal experiences in Naval (carrier) Aviation and my short but intense involvement in the Air War over Vietnam. Admittedly my perspective is somewhat limited. My tours were at the … Continue reading

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The “War and Remembrance” Thread

This is a quick follow on description of plans for the “war and remembrance” thread that began with  Air War Vietnam: Remembrance at 40 Years – All Days Come From One Day and continued with Dangerous Sky – Combat Rescue: Part #1 … Continue reading

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Dangerous Sky – Combat Rescue: Part # 2 – Wolf FAC

Introductory note: Before  we tell Hippo’s story and complete the telling of the rescue of a downed Air Force Wild Weasel crew well inside North Vietnam in November 1972, I think it necessary to provide a short comment on how … Continue reading

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Dangerous Sky – Combat Rescue: Part #1 – Sandy Superb

Few missions are more dangerous than rescue of a downed aircrew behind enemy lines.  Needless to say, a slow moving helicopter is an easy target. The aircrew location must be exact, few search planes escaped damage,  suppressing enemy fire critical.  … Continue reading

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Air War Vietnam: Remembrance at 40 Years – All Days Come From One Day

Note: This article was originally posted April 10, 2012 on the Project White Horse Blog On April 10, 1972, Midway steamed under the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, bound on a 7800 mile voyage to the Vietnam War Zone.  … Continue reading

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