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Web Sites about F-4 Phantoms

USAF & Navy Aircraft Used in Vietnam

Vietnam Aviation Stories

  • Spad Stories – Various authors relate their combat experiences in the A-1.
  • Jim “Jink” Bender – An A-1 Story
  • Terry Bolstad & Robert Arnau – Bad News on the PDJ
  • Robert DeGroat – The Sandy Spad
  • Mel Elliott – Plei Me
  • Jon Ewing – Belly Landing at Ubon
  • Harry S. Gann – Jack Spanich & Skyraider Warbirds
  • Byron Hukee – Down There Amongst Them
  • George Marrett – The Jollys Get an Assist
  • Al Martin – Down on the PDJ
  • Tom Nelson – Spads . . . & Navy Spad Pilots . . . Between the Wars
  • Jim Reid – Spad Sand Blower
  • Jim Reid – That Damn Tow Plane
  • Bob Russell – Why Yes . . . I Flew Spads
  • Lt. Dieter Dengler’s Escape from Laos.  Lt. Dengler’s A-1 Skyraider was shot down on his first mission over North Vietnam.  This page has an audio clip of Dieter talking about his rescue with Gene Deatrick, the USAF A-1 Sandy driver who spotted Dieter on the ground.
  • Medal of Honor Mission of Major Bernard F. Fisher, USAF, who landed his A-1 in hostile territory and picked up a downed pilot.  This page has part of the audio tape of Fisher’s mission.
  • AIM-7 Sparrow – All aspect radar guided air intercept missile.

Vietnam Era Military Aviation Associations

Roman 02 SAR

Helborn 20 SAR – 25 Jul 68

Master 01 SAR

Scotch 03 SAR – 30 Jun – 1 Jul 68

Jolly Green 71 shot down by Mig 21

Gunfighter 82 SAR – 18 Dec 71

Icebag 01B SAR – 12 May 72

Military or Vietnam Aviation Related

  • Stolen Valor – one of my favorite Vietnam books.  It debukes many media-feed popular, but false public beliefs about Vietnam veterans.  It also tells the story of many Vietnam wannabes discredited by the author.
  • Return with Honor – An excellent documentary about the men who endured the hardship and torture in the Hanoi Hilton, told by them in their own words.
  • Dick Jonas Site – Dick Jonas, fighter pilot and combat veteran, is the Vietnam era fighter pilots’ unofficial balladeer.  His Vietnam fighter pilot songs are available for purchase here.
  • Hanoijane.net – The official site for information about Jane Fonda’s trip to North Vietnam in 1972.
  • Task Force Omega – this site contains biographies and incident reports of Vietnam war prisoners of war and men who are missing in action (MIA)

United States Air Force

Military Aviation Units