Fly By Knights

Air Force A/B/RB-26 Air Commando Missions in the Vietnam War

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About the Book

By the time of the Vietnam War, the U.S. military had transitioned to jet aircraft. Yet leaders soon learned prop-driven planes could still play a role in counterinsurgency warfare. World War II–era Douglas B-26 light bombers proved effective in close air support and interdiction, beginning with Operation Farm Gate in 1961. Forty B-26s were remanufactured as improved A-26 attack aircraft, which destroyed hundreds of North Vietnamese supply vehicles on the Ho Chi Minh Trail in 1966–1969. The personal recollections of 37 pilots, navigators, maintenance and armament personnel, and family members, tell the harrowing story of B-26 and A-26 Air Commando Wing combat operations in Vietnam and Laos.

About the Author(s)

Roger D. Graham is a 1963 graduate of the Air Force Academy, attorney, navigator-bombardier, retired Air Force colonel, retired Lockheed Martin attorney and author. He lives in Acworth, Georgia.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Roger D. Graham
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages:
Bibliographic Info: ca. 125 photos, appendix, index
Copyright Date: 2022
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8680-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4683-1
Imprint: McFarland