The Resource Flying Black Ponies : the Navy's Close Air Support Squadron In Vietnam, Kit Lavell

Flying Black Ponies : the Navy's Close Air Support Squadron In Vietnam, Kit Lavell

Label
Flying Black Ponies : the Navy's Close Air Support Squadron In Vietnam
Title
Flying Black Ponies
Title remainder
the Navy's Close Air Support Squadron In Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
Kit Lavell
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The tragic, the comic, the terrifying, the poignant are all part of the story of the Black Pony pilots who distinguished themselves in the Mekong Delta during the Vietnam War. Flying their turboprop Broncos down and dirty, low and slow, they killed more of the enemy and saved more allied lives with close-air support than all the other naval squadrons combined during the three years they saw action. Author Kit Lavell was part of this squadron of black sheep given a chance to make something of themselves flying these dangerous missions. The U.S. Navy's only land-based attack squadron, Light Attack Squadron Four (VAL-4) flew support missions for the counter insurgency forces, SEALs, and allied units in borrowed, propeller-driven OV-10s. For fixed-wing aircraft they were dangerous, unorthodox missions, a fact readers quickly come to appreciate
Cataloging source
RECBK
Dewey number
959.7043373
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS558.4
LC item number
L384 2014
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Flying Black Ponies : the Navy's Close Air Support Squadron In Vietnam, Kit Lavell
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed April 18, 2016)
Antecedent source
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn947057255
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612515656
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00649654
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b30637363
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)947057255
  • pebc1612515657

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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