Academic journal article Air Power History

From the Editor

Academic journal article Air Power History

From the Editor

Article excerpt

This issue seems to be mainly centered on the conflict in Southeast Asia, with three articles on the subject, and one on a little-known aspect of World War II.

Our first article is an excellent piece by a new contributor, Theo van Geffen, an F-105 expert from the Netherlands, and the first part of his history of the attempts to use the Thunderchief to knock down the Thanh Hoa Bridge. It's a fascinating story, and it will be continued in a later issue.

The second article is by a long-time and recently-awarded contributor, William Head, who tells the story of Col. Robin Olds and Operation Bolo. It's a very interesting story, describing how Olds went about luring the North Vietnamese Air Force into an aerial ambush.

Our third article is from an old friend of the magazine, Darrel Whitcomb, who has a history about rescue operations during Linebacker II in 1972. As usual with Darrel, it's very detailed, and a fascinating bit of history.

The fourth article is an article by one of our best and well-known contributors, Daniel Haulman, as he describes the trials and tribulations of the Tuskegee Airmen under two very different commanders.

As always, we include the usual accompanying book reviews, of which we have provided fourteen this issue. …

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