Bloody Sixteen: The USS Oriskany and Air Wing 16 during the Vietnam War

Bloody Sixteen: The USS Oriskany and Air Wing

Strategy and reality collide in Peter Fey’s gripping history of aircraft carrier USS Oriskany’s three deployments to Vietnam with Carrier Air Wing 16 (CVW-16). Its tours coincided with the most dangerous phases of Operation Rolling Thunder, the ill-fated bombing campaign against North Vietnam, and accounted for a quarter of all the naval aircraft lost during Rolling Thunder—the highest loss rate of any carrier air wing during Vietnam. The Johnson administration’s policy of gradually applied force meant that Oriskany arrived on station just as previous restrictions were lifted and bombing raids increased. As a result CVW-16 pilots paid a heavy price as they ventured into areas previously designated “off limits” by Washington DC. Named after one of the bloodiest battles of the Revolutionary War, the Oriskany lived up to its name. After two years of suffering heavy losses, the ship caught fire—a devastating blow given the limited number of carriers deployed. With only three months allotted for repairs, Oriskany deployed a third and final time and ultimately lost more than half of its aircraft and more than a third of its pilots. The valor and battle accomplishments displayed by Oriskany’s aviators are legendary, but the story of their service has been lost in the dis...

  • ASIN: 161234979X

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Torpedo 8 (Annotated): The Story of Swede Larsen's Bomber Squadron

Torpedo 8 (Annotated): The Story of Swede Larsen's

Torpedo 8 is the epic story of the death and rebirth of the famous bomber squadron led by Lieutenant Harold "Swede" Larsen. VT-8 rose from the ashes of the Battle of Midway to become an indispensable air arm in the series of engagements for the Solomon Islands and beyond. In three months, the crack squadron carried out thirty-nine attack missions, sixteen against ships, twenty-three against ground targets. Their motto following the tragedy at Midway was "Attack and Revenge."Herman Wouk paid homage to the squadron in his 1971 novel War and Remembrance, referring to the pilots as, "The soul of America in action." *Includes annotations and images.

  • ASIN: B07QRX9RHT

Carrier (Tom Clancy's Military Referenc Book 6)

Carrier (Tom Clancy's Military Referenc Book

They are floating cities with crews of thousands. They are the linchpins of any military strategy, for they provide what has become the key to every battle fought since World War I: air superiority. The mere presence of a U.S. naval carrier in a region is an automatic display of strength that sends a message no potential enemy can ignore. Now, Tom Clancy welcomes you aboard for a detailed look at how these floating behemoths function. With his trademark style and eye for detail, Clancy brings you naval combat strategy like no one else can.Carrier includes:* Takeoffs and landings: flying into the danger zone * The aircraft onboard: their range, their power, their weaponry * The role of the carrier in modern naval warfare * Exclusive photographs, illustrations and diagramsPlus: An interview with the U.S. Navy's Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jay Johnson

  • ASIN: B001TLZE5U

Motormax Giant USS Battleship

Motormax Giant USS

Durable plastic with diecast metal vehicles;Also includes: 4 diecast metal aircraft, 2 diecast metal tanks and 6 plastic soldiers.;30 inches long.

  • Brand: Motormax
  • ASIN: B00PTM5HLQ
  • UPC: 661732767946

11th Troop Carrier Squadron Aeroplane Apparel T-Shirt XLarge Navy

11th Troop Carrier Squadron Aeroplane Apparel T-Shirt XLarge

If you want to learn about a squadron from the WWII era that did it all, look no further than the 11th Troop Carrier Squadron. Their C-47 Skytrains (the military version of the ubiquitous civilian DC-3) were seen all over the European and North African theaters, carrying their comical "crated working horse" emblem and a big "7D" on the side of their aircraft. Flying with the U.S Army Air Corps' 12th Air Force, the 11th Troop Carrier Squadron was vital to Operation Torch in Algeria. They went on to tow gliders during Operation Husky in Sicily and supported the allied campaign up the Italian Peninsula. The 11th earned a Presidential Unit Citation for their support of partisans battling the Nazis in the Balkans, where they landed in the dark of night on improvised airstrips to deliver vital supplies and extricate the wounded.The courage of the Skytrain pilots that belonged to the 11th Troop Carrier Squadron deserves to be honored, and that is why the Aeroplane Apparel Company is proud to feature their logo on one of our t-shirts. The caricatured workhorse seems pleased with his crated body and wood-paneled wings as he streaks across a red field, while the paratroopers on his back look a bit less sure of their predicament. This logo embodied the "can do" spirit of the 11th Troop Carr...

  • Color: Navy
  • Brand: Aeroplane Apparel Company
  • ASIN: B07HD29WL6

Makoncase US Navy Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 121 (VAW-121) License Plate Frame,Black Rhinestones Bluetails License Frame Car

Makoncase US Navy Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron

US Navy Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 121 (VAW-121) License Plate Frame,Black Rhinestones Bluetails License frame CarFrame size: 12" X 6"(fits all standard us vehicles)Frame material: Black Rhinestones metalPACKAGE:1 x License Plate Frames2 x Screws2 x Screw Covers

  • Brand: Makoncase
  • ASIN: B07TLVSQHH
  • UPC: 033758740225

Grumman F-14 Tomcat Owners' Workshop Manual: All models 1970-2006 - Insights into operating and maintaining the US Navy's legendary variable geometry carrier-based air superiority fighter

Grumman F-14 Tomcat Owners' Workshop Manual: All models

Probably best-known for its starring role in the Hollywood blockbuster Top Gun, the US Navy’s Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a supersonic, variable geometry, two-seat, carrier-based, air superiority fighter. The Tomcat was developed for the US Navy’s Naval Fighter Experimental (VFX) program following the collapse of the F-111B project. The Grumman F-14 Tomcat Owners' Workshop Manual covers operating and maintaining this aircraft, and is filled with first-person insights into flying the Tomcat.

  • ASIN: 1785211005

US Navy Carrier Aircraft vs IJN Yamato Class Battleships: Pacific Theater 1944-45 (Duel)

US Navy Carrier Aircraft vs IJN Yamato Class

As the Pacific War approached a crescendo, the clashes between swarming US Navy carrier aircraft, and the gigantic Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) Yamato-class battleships became symbolic of the fortunes of the two nations. They also served as a metaphor for the profound changes in naval technology and doctrine that the war had brought about. The two opposing forces were the most powerful of their kind - the Japanese Yamato and Musashi were the biggest most heavily armored and armed battleships ever built, while US carrier aviation had evolved into a well-oiled, war-winning machine. With detailed analysis of the technical features of the opposing war machines and a gripping account of the fighting itself, this vividly illustrated work presents views from the cockpits of US Navy Divebombers, and down the sights of IJN anti-aircraft guns, during two of the most dramatic naval engagements ever fought. After proving at Pearl Harbor that even the mightiest battleships were vulnerable to air attack, the Japanese would be forced to re-learn the lesson as the American Helldiver and Avenger bomber crews battered and eventually sunk the last remaining jewels of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Never again would a surface fleet be the dominant power at sea.

  • Brand: Osprey
  • ASIN: 1472808495

VAW-114 Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron Westpac-72 Patch

VAW-114 Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron Westpac-72

VAW-114 US NAVY Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron Military Patch WESTPAC '72 USS KITTYHAWK HUMMM* Popular Patch is your source for high quality embroidered military patches.* Collectible military patch reproduction, brand new, never used or worn.* Height: 4.38 inches, Width: 3.75 inches* Shape: Custom* Edging: Flat Edge* Sew On (plastic backing)

  • Color: Multicolored
  • Brand: Popular Patch
  • ASIN: B07CN1YWYY
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