Magpies in Vietnam No 2 Squadron RAAF Book

Magpies in Vietnam No 2 Squadron RAAF Canberra Bomber Book


Magpies in Vietnam: Canberra Bomber Operations in Vietnam and the Recovery of a Lost Crew Thirty-nine Years Later by D Hurst


Magpies in Vietnam Book


In 1967 Canberra bombers from 2 Squadron RAAF were sent to Phan Rang air base in South Vietnam as part of the Australian contribution to the Vietnam War. Using the Magpie call sign, they first operated at height but soon switched to concentrate on low-level bombing. Many low-level aircraft were hit by ground fire but the tough Canberras took the punishment without losses.

Then, on 3 November 1970, Magpie 91 disappeared without trace-ironically from a high-altitude mission well above the ground fire. Magpies in Vietnam describes Canberra bomber operations in Vietnam up to and including the disappearance of Magpie 91 and then explains how a group of very determined veterans undertook a remarkable search and recovery effort.

An experienced writer of RAAF history, former RAAF navigator Doug Hurst tells the story of 2 Squadron RAAF Canberra bomber operations operations in Vietnam with skill and compassion.

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Slight shelf wear to DJ otherwise near new quality
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Hard Boards with Dust Jacket
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