By U.S. Air Force (USAF), Air University Press, U.S. Military, Department of Defense (DoD), Michael E. Haas
In Apollo's Warriors, Michael Haas brings to lifestyles the serious, albeit little-known, contributions US Air strength precise operations forces have made to the workout of air and area energy. the writer focuses particularly at the interval among the Korean conflict and the Indochina wars of 1950-79. The Korean conflict marked the 1st significant use of Air strength specified operations functions through the chilly conflict. features formerly hired through the moment global battle have been speedy resurrected and used to behavior unconventional war missions at the land and sea, in addition to within the air. as soon as those functions have been to be had, USAF distinctive operations body of workers discovered themselves always engaged in mental, covert, and seek and rescue operations a long way north of the thirty eighth parallel until eventually the struggle resulted in 1953. through the interval among 1953 and the preliminary strength deployments to Laos and South Vietnam within the early Nineteen Sixties, the Air Resupply and Communications (ARC) devices had the first accountability for USAF designated operations. The position of USAF distinctive operations replaced dramatically with the elevated involvement of the USA within the moment Indochina battle. one of many extra attention-grabbing adjustments used to be the reconstitution of the Air Commando notion of the second one global battle. in the course of that warfare, the Air Commandos carried out powerful aerial invasions in the course of the China-Burma-India theater. development in this legacy, the Air Commandos of the Vietnam period at the start have been the point of interest for education Laotian pilots and carrying out unconventional war operations in Laos. via 1968, that they had proved so beneficial that their function were increased to surround all USAF distinctive operations in Indochina. As a mirrored image of this broader project, the Air Commandos have been renamed the particular Operations Forces. CONTENTS * PRELUDE: sooner than the start * specific Operations in Europe * The Air Commandos * KOREA * THE go back TO struggle * THE SHADOW battle * The warfare: middle degree * The conflict behind the scenes * Aviary and Unit four in motion * particular AIR MISSIONS * FIREFLY, LEAFLET, AND PICKUP OPERATIONS * NICHOLS'S "ONE-MAN warfare" * precise OPERATIONS via USAF "SAILORS" * USAF'S mystery PSYWAR WEAPON * organisations and Missions * stories of the 581st * COVERT battle * THE AIR RESUPPLY AND COMMUNICATIONS provider * A Chilling worry * An "Agency outdoors DOD" Makes a Request * Going Too quick * Psywarriors from Georgetown collage to fortress Benning * The Air Resupply and Communications provider Balloon application * Operation imagine * THE "COLD ARCS" AND THE IRON CURTAIN * Blue matches, eco-friendly Berets, Hidden Faces * The SA-16s' "Silent luck" * From H&B to AMA * The final of the Breed * THE defend will get THE NOD * "BANDITS" at the ROOF OF the realm * "THEY HAD NO AIR help" * Operation Pluto * Aftermath * the second one INDOCHINA conflict * LAOS 1961: the main DOMINO * A Blue significant within the Black international * No Faces, No Serial Numbers * A Primer in "Cold struggle one hundred and one" * LAOS 1964: THE BRUISED DOMINO * A desert of Mirrors * educating the "ABCs" of the key warfare * LAOS 1966: THE BLOODY DOMINO * Snake nation * Tigers and Eagles cross Snake looking * The Nimrods * Zorro! * The Skyraiders * LAOS: contained in the DOMINO * on the TIP OF THE SPEAR * combating WITH the guts * THE RANCH HAND undertaking * THE DRAGONSHIP * Aftermath * THE SHADOW * THE PREDATOR * THE "OTHER" warfare * THE seventy fifth AIR reviews staff * Duck Hook, wrestle Spear, and OPLAN 34A * The "Bringers of loss of life" * eco-friendly Hornets and Knives * A sour Postscript to the battle * BARBARA'S mystery * The avid gamers * From Duke to Takhli * Execute! * The Scapegoats * Son Tay With 20-20 Hindsight * AIR COMMANDOS ABOVE AND past the decision * Maj Bernard F. Fisher, 1st Air Commando Squadron * Lt Col Joe M. Jackson, 311th Air Commando Squadron * Lt Col William A. Jones III, 602d specific Operations Squadron * 1st Lt James P. Fleming, twentieth detailed Operations Squadron * Airman 1st type John L. Levitow, 3d Air Commando Squadron
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Extra resources for Apollo's Warriors: Us Air Force Special Operations During the Cold War
It was a potent mixture of imagination, guts, and opportunity that could (and would) explode in many different directions. Special operations aircraft flying low-level, night-infiltration missions parachuted spies behind North Korean lines and even further north into Manchuria. A mysterious Air Force intelligence officer commanded a “detachment” of nearly a thousand South Korean spies and saboteurs who infiltrated enemy territory by parachute, on foot, or by his “private” fleet of indigenous junks.
Kilchoon Kim and E. A. : Johns Hopkins University, 20 February 1951), 8. (Secret) Information extracted is unclassified. 15. History, 21st TCS, October 1950, Historical Data No. 5. 16. , Historical Data No. 14. 17. History, 21st TCS, March 1951, 7. 18. History, 21st TCS, April 1951, 3–4. 39 Firefly, Leafle Operations wenty-four years after the close of the Korean War, the US government finally declassified the special operations wartime activities of B Flight, 6167th Operations Squadron, Fifth Air Force, United States Air Force.
2. , 212. 3. History, 374th Troop Carrier Wing (Heavy), 1–28 February 1951, Historical Data No. 1. 4. Ibid. 5. Ibid. 6. , 3. 7. , 213. 8. Brig Gen Harry C. 0512-1716), 12–15 August 1986, 32. (Secret) Information extracted is unclassified. 9. , 39. 10. History, 374th Troop Carrier Wing (Heavy), 1–28 February 1951, Historical Data No. 1, 212. 11. Stevens, 37. 12. , 11. 13. Ibid. 14. Kilchoon Kim and E. A. : Johns Hopkins University, 20 February 1951), 8. (Secret) Information extracted is unclassified.