Flight Line: The Adventures of a Vietnam-Era AC-130 Crew Chief

Flight Line: The Adventures of a Vietnam-Era AC-130 Crew Chief by Thomas R. Combs 1555719104 9781555719104
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The year is 1969. Neil Armstrong walks on the moon. Upstate New York hosts an outdoor concert called Woodstock. The Vietnam war rages on. Tom Combs, a young man from Seattle, faces certain draft induction. He decides upon the United States Air Force as the best choice of service. Then its Basic Training, technical school for jet mechanics, assistant crew chief on a C-130 at Dyess AFB, Texas, a stint in the Middle East and eventually, hes assigned to the most prestigious squadron of aircraft in S.E. Asia: The 16th Special Operations Squadron of AC-130s. Call sign: SPECTRE. FLIGHTLINE offers a unique "behind-the-scenes" look at how maintenance crews keep their airplanes flying-and fighting-all from the point of view of a seasoned Vietnam veteran Air Force Crew Chief.

Author: Thomas R. Combs

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 236

Publisher: Hellgate Press

Publication Date: 2018-04-03


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