CHOPPER: A HISTORY OF AMERICAN MILITARY HELICOPTER OPERATIONS FROM WWII TO THE WAR ON TERROR
Author: Robert F. Dorr
Publisher: PENGUIN/PUTNAM (PENGUIN ACCT), Jul 2005
Real-life stories from the pilots & the passengers. 6x9 inches, 384 pgs.
From its first use in military operations, during a rescue misison behind enemy lines in 1944, to its crucial role in Vietnam, to the Black Hawk combat copters in the current war on terror, the helicopter changed the face of aviation--and the face of warfare. Whether they are bringing supplies and meidcal help or coming to the rescue of trapped soldiers, the modern battlefield could not function without them.
Compiled by noted historian & aviation expert, Robert F. Dorr. Chopper features first-hand accounts of the helicopter's evolution in times of war. The only oral history of its kind, filled with photographs, it is a handsome volume that will earn a prominent place on the bookshelves of military history readers.
* The first oral history of military helicopters
* Fully illustrated with photographs
* Features detailed structural & weapons capacities for each profiled helicopter
* For readers of the Navy SEAL histories published by Berkley
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Robert F. Dorr is a military historian & an aviation expert. He lives and works in Oakton, VA.