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Phantom in the River Flight of Linfield Two Zero One

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ISBN-10: 1555716644

ISBN-13: 9781555716646

Edition: 2009

Authors: Gary Foster

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On May 14, 1967, a US Navy F-4B Phantom II jet, flown by Ev Southwick and Jack Rollins, launched from the USS Kitty Hawk. Their F-4 was rendered disabled while flying a mission against the formidable air defenses of the Thanh Hoa Bridge in North Vietnam. They did not return to their carrier. The two airmen ejected and were taken prisoner.Phantom in the River is the account of the plane's flight and mission to destroy the Thanh Hoa Bridge- a site where air defenses were formidable and quite a few Americans were shot down- and of the two pilot's heroic survival. Also included is the story of the author's trip to Vietnam in 2004. Along with the two Navy airmen, the group reunite with the…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: L & R Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 3/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 175
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682

Phantom in the River
Thanh Hoa and Cau Ham Rong
The Air War over North Vietnam
The Air Defense of North Vietnam
Beyond America: The Extension of Power
The F-4 Phantom II
Deciphering the Indecipherable
Last Chance for Survival: The Ejection Seat
Flameout or Compressor Stall
Knows neither Friend nor Foe: The Zuni Rocket
Ev Southwick, Pilot; Jack Rollins, Radar Intercept Officer
Fate Is the Hunter
May 14, Southeast of Thanh Hoa aboard Kitty Hawk
May 14, Northwest of Kitty Hawk near Thanh Hoa
Pre-Briefing for Combat and Manning Aircraft
Launch from Kitty Hawk
The Flight of Linfield Two Zero One
Search and Rescue (but not quite) for Ev and Jack
After the Action
Laughter throughout the Night: Search for the Con Ma
In the Grasp of Lilliputians: The Con Ma Is Moved
The Fate of the Thanh Hoa Bridge
Facing the Dragon: Ev and Jack Return to the Thanh Hoa Bridge
Ev and Jacks Captors
Life Moves On: Ev, Jack and Others Today
Silent Remnants of War
About the Author