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The story of the A-7 Pilot that took part in the Rescue of Lts Cunningham and Driscoll downed after their Epic Dogfight
Suddenly there was a call of 'you're on fire! Punch out! Punch out!' Somewhere a Phantom II crew was struggling to keep their burning aircraft in the air long enough to get out over the water The A-7 Corsair II was built by Vought as a replacement for the legendary A-4 Skyhawk, but while the latter aeroplane represented the most...
The unknown story of the first official American aerial victory of the Vietnam War
Even if Chinese claimed the destruction of the F-4 immediately after the engagement it was not considered politically prudent to counterclaim a MiG-17 and Murphy and Fegan's kill remained unconfirmed for many years The first official American aerial victory of the Vietnam War was scored on Apr. 9, 1965 by Lt. (j.g.) Terrence M. Murphy and his Radar Intercept Officer...

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