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The rescue of Bat 21

by Darrel D. Whitcomb

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Published by G.K. Hall in Thorndike, Me .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hambleton, Iceal E.,
  • Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Search and rescue operations.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesRescue of Bat twenty-one
    StatementDarrel D. Whitcomb.
    SeriesThorndike Press large print American history series
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS559.8.S4 W47 1999
    The Physical Object
    Pagination355 p. (large print) ;
    Number of Pages355
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL39659M
    ISBN 100783886632
    LC Control Number99029286

    When his electronic warfare plane, call sign was shot down on 2 April , fifty-three-year-old Air Force navigator Iceal "Gene" Hambleton parachuted into the middle of a North Vietnamese invasion force and set off the biggest and most controversial air rescue effort of the Vietnam War. Colonel Mark Clark was a first lieutenant at the time of the Bat search, and was the first to go in trying to extract Hambleton. But Clark's OV was shot down, and he became part of the Bat rescue. He, too, was saved. He attended the Arlington ceremony and addressed the Jolly Green 67 family members.

      Bat*21 is a war film directed by Peter Markle, and adapted from the book by William C.. Anderson, novelist and retired United States Air Force colonel. Set during the Vietnam War, the film is a dramatization based upon the rescue of a U.S. signals intelligence expert shot down behind enemy lines in Vietnam. When his electronic warfare plane, call sign was shot down on 2 April , fifty-three-year-old Air Force navigator Iceal "Gene" Hambleton parachute, ISBN Buy the The Rescue of Bat 21 .

    Bat 21 Bravo landed in the middle of the largest NVA offensive of the war and lived to tell about it. On April 2, over South Vietnam, two United States Air Force (USAF) EB Destroyers were escorting a cell of three Boeing BD Stratofortresses tasked to bomb Ho Chi Minh Trail access points in Quang Tri Province. The EBs were there to provide search and guidance radar jamming for. THE TRUE STORY "HOLLYWOOD" DIDN'T TELL YOU By now it was obvious that Nail Bravo and Bat Bravo could not be rescued from the air. Any new rescue attempt would call for a covert, land-based movement. Such an alternative was suggested on .


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The rescue of Bat 21 by Darrel D. Whitcomb Download PDF EPUB FB2

The rescue of Bat 21 B is one of the most harrowing stories of the Vietnam War. Thank God he and the OV pilot were returned to friendly forces. The specifics of the rescue activity are described very well in this account. The bravery of so many was put on the line and they performed heroically.

The back story fills the second half of the by: 7. When his electronic warfare plane--call sign Bat was shot down on 2 Aprilfifty-three-year-old Air Force navigator Iceal "Gene" Hambleton parachuted into the middle of a North Vietnamese invasion force and set off the biggest and most /5(2).

Author provides a good description of the rescue of Bat 21 Bravo, Lt. Col. Hambleton, and the combat situation surrounding the rescue (NVA Easter invasion of South Vietnam).

Author's extensive references and interviews provide good basis for his generalizations about the Author Darrel Whitcomb, Air Force Academy '69, served three tours in Southeast Asia as a cargo pilot and forward air controller /5. 'The Rescue of Bat 21' is a good, quick book ( pages) to read, the narrative flows along and the story never gets bogged down.

If you want to read about man's un-selfish devotion to duty and his fellow man during a terrible war this is the book to read/5(50).

When his electronic warfare plane--call sign Bat was shot down on 2 Aprilfifty-three-year-old Air Force navigator Iceal “Gene” Hambleton parachuted into the middle of a North Vietnamese invasion force and set off the biggest and most.

The Rescue of Bat 21 - Ebook written by Darrel Whitcomb. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Rescue of Bat /5(1). When his electronic warfare plane, call sign was shot down on 2 Aprilfifty-three-year-old Air Force navigator Iceal "Gene" Hambleton parachuted into the middle of a North Vietnamese invasion force and set off the biggest and most controversial air rescue effort of the Vietnam War.

Now, after twenty-five years of official secrecy, the story of that dangerous and costly rescue is 4/5(2). 'The Rescue of Bat 21' is a good, quick book ( pages) to read, the narrative flows along and the story never gets bogged down.

If you want to read about man's un-selfish devotion to duty and his fellow man during a terrible war this is the book to read/5(42). 'The Rescue of Bat 21' is a good, quick book ( pages) to read, the narrative flows along and the story never gets bogged down.

If you want to read about man's un-selfish devotion to duty and his fellow man during a terrible war this is the book to read/5(43). The rescue of Bat 21 Item Preview remove-circle Internet Archive Contributor Internet Archive Language English. Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index Internet Archive Books.

Scanned in China. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on Ma SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages: A previous book by William C. Anderson and a movie starring Gene Hackman focused on the day evasion ordeal of Hambleton. Whitcomb's effort brings the full story home with the stark power of what actually happened.

Reading The Rescue of Bat 21 is like standing near a thundering freight train. Author: James E. Roper. Darrel D. Whitcomb’s book The Rescue of Bat 21 recounts in detail the extent of the aerial and ground attempts to rescue Hambleton in the middle of a ground battle between two Vietnamese armies.

The NVA was aware of the huge rescue operation and committed an intensive array of anti-aircraft weaponry to damage and destroy U.S. helicopters. An avid golfer, it describes how he survived and finally got rescued by transmitting his location by way describing his intentions by comparing to holes at golf courses.

This book closely follows the movie "Bat*21" Starring Gene Hackman and Danny Glover. The Rescue of Bat 21 by Darrel D. Whitcomb is the non-fiction book of the same account/5.

Bat*21 is a American war film directed by Peter Markle, and adapted from the book by William C. Anderson, novelist and retired United States Air Force colonel. Set during the Vietnam War, the film is a dramatization based upon the rescue of a U.S. air navigator shot down behind enemy lines in film stars Gene Hackman and Danny Glover with Jerry Reed, David Marshall Grant Music by: Christopher Young.

The Rescue of BAT By Amy P. Fabry - J An O-2 forward air control (FAC) aircraft of the type flown by Capt. Bartholomew Clark, the pilot who first located Hambleton and helped direct rescue.

The book also examines the thorny debates arising from an operation that balanced one man's life against mounting U.S. and South Vietnamese casualties and material losses, the operation's impact on one of the most critical battles of the war, and the role played by search and rescue as America disengaged from that : Darrel D Whitcomb.

ByU.S. forces had nearly perfected the art of Search and Rescue. But in the maelstrom of a battle on Easter Day of that year, an operation unlike any other was set in motion to save Lt. Col. Iceal "Gene" Hambleton--call sign Bat 21 Bravo.

For the next 11 days, an extraordinary group of U.S. airmen, soldiers, sailors, and Navy SEALs braved. Cumpără cartea The Rescue of Bat 21 de Darrel D. Whitcomb la prețul de lei, cu livrare prin curier oriunde în ed on: J The Rescue of Bat 21 by Darrel D.

Whitcomb A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact.

The spine may show signs of wear. When his electronic warfare plane--call sign Bat was shot down on 2 Aprilyear-old Air Force navigator Iceal "Gene" Hambleton parachuted into the middle of a North Vietnamese invasion force and set off the biggest and most controversial air rescue effort of the Vietnam War.

‘Gene’ Hambleton, 85; His Rescue Depicted in ‘Bat' Books, Film in two books and was the basis for the movie “” starring Gene Hackman, died of pneumonia related to lung Author: Dennis Mclellan.Get this from a library!

The rescue of Bat [Darrel D Whitcomb] -- A decorated Air Force pilot and Vietnam veteran tell the previously secret story of the most controversial air rescue of the Vietnam War.

The unorthodox operation involved personnel from all.Read "The Rescue of Bat 21" by Darrel Whitcomb available from Rakuten Kobo. When his electronic warfare plane, call sign was shot down on 2 Aprilfifty-three-year-old Air Force navig Brand: Naval Institute Press.