Contact: Bill Petrie
The Book Hootch
you'll find some favorite books
we have found on Special Operations, Air Commandos, and other topics
we hope you will find interesting. Many of the books contain references
to AC-119G Shadows and AC-119K Stinger gunships.
Gunship Glossary (Click here for the glossary)
Special note: In your Book Hootch you are advertising several of our publications, specifically "Air War Over South Vietnam, 1968-1975" "Interdiction in Souther Laos: 1960-1968," and "The War Against Trucks: Aerial Interdiction in Southern Laos 1968-1972." Unfortunately, the demand has now exceeded the supply, so the books are out of print. That means, there are no more free copies. I do not know the status of the supply at GPO. They are available as a free download in PDF format at the Air Force History web site. The old site still works, http://www.airforcehistory.hq.af.mil/ although it will migrate soon to http://www.af.mil/history/publications/index.asp which has some of our publications but not all.
Some of our Favorites:
War Over South Vietnam 1968-1975 available as a free download (see note above)
in Southern Laos: 1960-1968 available as a free download (see note above)
War Against Trucks: Aerial Interdiction
in Southern Laos 1968-1972 available as a free download (see note above)
C-82 Packet and C-119 Flying Boxcar
A Pictorial History of Spooky
Development & Deployment of Fixed Wing Gunships
Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines with the Elite Warriors of SOG
The Rescue of BAT 21
GUNSHIPS: The Story of Spooky, Shadow, Stinger, and Spectre
ISBN: ISBN 978-1-58007-123-9
We are always looking to add to this resource list. If you know of a book you think would be appropriate for these pages please email the webmaster.
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