Dragon's Jaw

Dragon's Jaw

An Epic Story of Courage and Tenacity in Vietnam

Book - 2019
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"For seven long years hundreds of young US airmen flew sortie after sortie against North Vietnam's formidable and strategically important bridge, dodging a heavy concentration of anti-aircraft fire and enemy MiG planes. Many American airmen were shot down, killed, or captured and taken to the infamous "Hanoi Hilton" POW camp. But after each air attack, when the smoke cleared and the debris settled, the bridge stubbornly remained standing. For the North Vietnamese it became a symbol of their invincibility; for US war planners an obsession; for US airmen a testament to American mettle and valor. Using after-action reports, official records, and interviews with surviving pilots, as well as untapped Vietnamese sources, Dragon's Jaw chronicles American efforts to destroy the bridge, strike by bloody strike, putting readers into the cockpits, under fire"--
Publisher: New York, NY :, Da Capo Press,, 2019
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780306903472
0306903474
Branch Call Number: 959.7043 Coonts
Characteristics: xiii, 304 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates :,illustrations, map ;,23 cm
Additional Contributors: Tillman, Barrett

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