FIRE FROM THE SKY

Seawolf Gunships in the Mekong Delta
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Binding:Paperback & eBook Coming Soon
Published:February 15, 2016

Fire from the Sky is the first complete history of the most decorated Navy squadron of the Vietnam War. Richard C. Knott tells the dramatic history of the HAL-3 Seawolves, the U.S. Navy's first and only helicopter gunship squadron of the Vietnam War. The squadron was established “in country” to support the fast, pugnacious river patrol boats of the brown water navy. Flying combat-worn Hueys borrowed from the Army, the mission of the Seawolves quickly expanded to include rapid response air support to any friendly force in the Delta needing immediate assistance. The Seawolves inserted SEALs deep into enemy territory, and extracted them, often despite savage enemy opposition. They rescued friendly combatants from almost certain capture or death, and evacuated the wounded when Medevac helicopters were not available.

Capt. Richard C. Knott, USN (Ret.) is the author of The American Flying Boat and A Heritage of Wings. He is a recipient of the Admiral Arthur W. Radford Award for Excellence in Naval Aviation History and Literature and the Alfred Thayer Mahan Award for Literary Achievement. He lives with his wife, Eleanor, in Fairfax, Virginia.

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Product Details
  • Subject: Vietnam War
  • Paperback & eBook Coming Soon : 288 pages
  • ISBN-13: 9781591147763
  • Product Dimensions: 6 X 0 in
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 oz
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  • “The Seawolves were a kind of special operations force in their own right, providing SEALs and others in the Mekong Delta with the sort of rapid response support we could always count on, no matter what. I am alive today because of their bravery and tenacity. Fire from the Sky is their story and it is a good one.” ─ Rear Adm. Tom “Hulk” Richards, USN, SEAL Team One, Zulu Platoon

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