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FROM A DARK SKY: U.S. AIR FORCE SPECIAL OPERATIONS. EXCITING, highly dangerous AIR COMMANDO combat and clandestine missions in WWII, Vietnam, Central America, Iraq and more. Hardcover
FROM A DARK SKY: The Story of U.S. Air Force Special Operations.
By Orr Kelly. Original Hardcover editions. The first uncensored history of special operations airmen who are called on to do the impossible jobs, and their unusual aircraft specially equiped to support them.
Trained to swim like a Navy SEAL, fight like the Delta Force, parachute like a Ranger, and set up and operate an airfield behind enemy lines in the dark, air commandos perform among the most dangerous jobs of all America's special forces. Their expertise is flying close to the ground to deliver Army, Marine, or Navy fighting men to their target, keep them supplied and then bring them back out again ... possibly under heavy enemy fire.
A history of air commando missions, from the 1940s through Desert Storm, providing aerial aid to anti-Nazi partisans, rescuing downed American pilots, inserting agents behind enemy lines during the Korean War, and assisting CIA missions in Vietnam, Southeast Asia, Panama, Central America, and the Middle-East. Whether these missions involved flying behind enemy lines or introducing unique new weapons such as the fixed-wing AC-47 Gunship or the Pave Low helicopter, the air commandos have been a vital part America's war-fighting and anti-terrorist capabilities.
Original Hardbound edition published in 1996