PJs in Vietnam the story of airrescue in Vietnam as seen through the eyes of pararescuemen by Robert L. LaPointe

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Published by Northern PJ Press in Anchorage, AK .

Written in English

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  • United States. Air Force -- Search and rescue operations -- Vietnam.,
  • Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Search and rescue operations -- United States.,
  • Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Aerial operations, American.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 463-469) and index.

Book details

StatementRobert L. LaPointe.
LC ClassificationsDS559.8.S4 L36 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 469 p. :
Number of Pages469
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6802893M
ISBN 100970867107
LC Control Number00193283

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