Fly By Knights

Air Force A/B/RB-26 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 B-26 light bombers proved effective in close air support and interdiction, beginning with Operation Farm Gate in 1963. Forty B-26s were reengineered as A-26 aircraft, which destroyed hundreds of North Vietnamese supply vehicles on the Ho Chi Minh Trail in 1966–1969. The personal recollections of 37 pilots and navigators 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