Tag: Pardo’s Push

This F-86 Pilot Pushed his Wingman's Crippled Sabre for 60 Miles to keep him out of Enemy Hands
"Pardo's push" of Mar. 10, 1967 was preceded by a similar event. "Pardo's push" of Mar. 10, 1967 was preceded by a similar event. Robbie Risner’s heroism during seven and a half years of imprisonment and torture in North Vietnam is legendary. Less known is...
Pardo's Push: how an F-4 pushed a crippled F-4
"Drop your tail-hook!" Pardo cried. The steel tail-hook, designed to halt the aircraft after landing on an aircraft carrier, was nothing if not strong — seriously strong. The following article contains excerpts from the story titled Stars And Stripes appeared in Richard Pike’s book Phantom Boys Volume 2. Pardo's Push Some thirty miles north of Hanoi at a place called Thai Nguyen, an...