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Cheating Death: Combat Rescues in Vietnam and Laos by George Marrett

By George Marrett

The vibrant characters and bold rescues of downed pilots engaged within the mystery conflict in North Vietnam and Laos are vividly captured via one that was once there, in one of the most fascinating tales ever written approximately aerial wrestle. Sandy Marrett and his squadron colleagues flew essentially the most harmful air missions of the struggle as on-scene commanders, in command of rescuing the ratings folks military and Air strength pilots shot down over North Vietnam and Laos.

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