By Bernard C Nalty
Air battle over South Vietnam, 1968-1975 КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: protection Dept., Air strength, Air strength background and Museums ProgramАвтор(ы): Bernard C. NaltyЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2000Количество страниц: 554ISBN: 0-16-050914-9Формат: pdf OCRРазмер: 58.2 mbRapid fifty one
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Moreover, some aircraft crews, especially those delivering cargo or on routine courier missions, found themselves either trapped on the ground at bases under attack or unable to land at destinations raked by hostile fire. Key staff officers in Saigon could not reach Seventh Air Force headquarters at Tan Son Nhut. Such absences hampered the work of the tactical air control center in preparing the daily operations order that specified the number and type of tactical air sorties, the kinds of ordnance, and the times over target.
18 Upon receipt of the compilation from Westmoreland’s headquarters, the 3d Air Division, commanded at the time of the Tet fighting by Maj. Gen. Selmon W. Wells, began planning the attacks, even as higher headquarters were reviewing the targets. The same list that General Wells received, called a strike 27 Air War over South Vietnam, 1968–1975 request, went also to the Commander in Chief, Strategic Air Command, Gen. Joseph J. Nazzaro; to the Commander in Chief, Pacific, Adm. U. S. Grant Sharp; and to the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Advisers and a handful of South Vietnamese soldiers, holding out near the center of town. An American infantry brigade went to the rescue, but became pinned down by Viet Cong troops firing from the cover of houses and other buildings. Realizing that his men had to have additional firepower to fight their way through, the brigade commander obtained approval for the use of mortars, artillery, and air strikes against enemy strongpoints within the town. One of the forward air controllers working with the brigade, Maj.