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by Jack Broughton

eBook Going Dowwntown epub
  • ISBN: 1888237287
  • Author: Jack Broughton
  • Genre: History
  • Subcategory: Military
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Baxter Press; 3rd edition (1999)
  • Pages: 300 pages
  • ePUB size: 1472 kb
  • FB2 size 1305 kb
  • Formats azw lit mbr txt


I just finished Jack Broughton's book "Going Downtown". Colonel Broughton's wry sense of humor helps the reader deal with the danger he and his fellow airmen faced as they went "Downtown" against NVN's awesome air defense systems

I just finished Jack Broughton's book "Going Downtown". It was spell-binding to say the least. Colonel Broughton's wry sense of humor helps the reader deal with the danger he and his fellow airmen faced as they went "Downtown" against NVN's awesome air defense systems. It also helps the reader cope with the frustration we ex-military feel when reading about the "no-win" strategy decreed by our fearless leaders in the Johnson administration and the hard heads who dominated the hierarchy of the air force in Vietnam era.

I just finished Jack Broughton's book "Going Downtown".

Going Downtown seems very much a companion to Broughton's previous book, and is lesser for it. The first third concerns Broughton in Korea, where he flew the F-84 Thunderjet and tested out the Oerlikon 8 cm Fl. Rakete rocket. Compared to the US equivalent, the Oerlikon was small, precise, and very deadly. Broughton really enjoys hunting tanks through the Korean mountains.

Going Downtown, the book, is Jack Broughton’s story of the missions he led against Hanoi, of encounters with MiG fighters, of split-second maneuvering to dodge SAM antiaircraft missiles, of struggling to avoid.

Going Downtown, the book, is Jack Broughton’s story of the missions he led against Hanoi, of encounters with MiG fighters, of split-second maneuvering to dodge SAM antiaircraft missiles, of struggling to avoid radar-guided antiaircraft guns, and of trying to cope with the worst flying weather in the world. It is also a bitter and disturbing story of altruistic airmen being sacrificed in a war controlled minutely by politicians and administrative drudges sitting ten thousand miles away from Hanoi’s dangerous house of horrors.

Jack Broughton led his fighter squadron Downtown-to Hanoi, the most fiercely defended target in history.

The author brings forth the air war in Vietnam in all its complexity-from the hellish battles over Hanoi, to the war in Washington over the political and military realities of the conflict.

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John "Jack" Broughton (c. 1703 or 5 July 1704 – 8 January 1789) was an English bare-knuckle boxer. He was the first person to codify a set of rules to be used in such contests; prior to this the "rules" that existed were very loosely defined and tended to vary from contest to contest

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Broughton, a Korean War ace, flew 102 missions in Vietnam and was vice-commander of a fighter wing. According to Broughton, the Vietnam War was fought on two fronts

Broughton, a Korean War ace, flew 102 missions in Vietnam and was vice-commander of a fighter wing. His suspenseful descriptions here of air combat in both wars is unsurpassed. According to Broughton, the Vietnam War was fought on two fronts. The overt conflict was with Hanoi, but Broughton contends that the real struggle was with Washingtonbase of an administration determined to control the war in detail and served by a duplicitous and bureaucratized Air Force establishment. Broughton, deliberately and proudly unsophisticated, knew only one way to fightno holds barred at the sharp end; but his superiors, military and civilian, were concerned with managing violence.

"Going Downtown" was the pilot's term for air raids against Hanoi, and Col Jack Boughton, a veteran of the Thunderbirds, found himself leading young American pilots from bases in Thailand into North Vietnam. They flew F-105 Thunderchief fighter bombers against targets more dangerous than any experienced even during World War II. This is Broughton's story of those missions. of encounters with Mig fighters, of split-second maneuvering to dodge Sam missiles, of struggling to avoid anti-aircraft fire, and of trying to cope with the worst flying weather in the world. It is a also a bitter and disturbing story of young fighter pilots sacrificed in a war controlled by politicians ten thousand miles away.... Broughton's involvement in the war came to an end with the Turkestan incident, in which two of his pilots, in the heat of battle, were accused of firing on a Soviet ship docked in Cam Pha harbor. The ritual court martial that followed, detailed here with savage irony, convinced Broughton that his men were being asked to do the impossible in a world not of military necessity but of political gamesmanship, and a true American hero ended his career on a sour note. Going Downtown is a thrilling account of air combat and a fierce indictment of our Vietnam-era political leadership. --- excerpts from book's back cover
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