The Rescue of Bat 21

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The Rescue of Bat 21

Author: Darrel D. Whitcomb

Title: THE RESCUE OF BAT 21

This book is probably the best book I have read with a lot of action and suspense. I really enjoyed this book and I strongly reccommend it to others.

Main EventsThe rescue of Bat 21 Bravo, the call sign for Iceal "Gene" Hambleton, from behind North Vietnamese lines was the "largest, longest, and most complicated search-and-rescue" operation during the Vietnam War.On April 2, 1972, the third day of the Easter Offensive, the largest combined arms operation of the entire Vietnam War, Hambleton was a navigator aboard one of two United States Air Force EB-66 aircraft escorting a cell of three B-52s. Bat 21 was configured to gather signals intelligence including identifying North Vietnamese anti-aircraft radar installations to enable jamming. Bat 21 was destroyed by a SA-2 surface-to-air missile and Hambleton was the only survivor, parachuting behind the front lines into a battlefield filled with thousands of North Vietnamese Army soldiers.

SettingApril 2, 1972Vietnam WarQuang Tri Provence

CharactersLt. Colonel Iceal HambletonCaptain Bartholomew ClarkColonel George Walker

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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rescue_of_Bat_21_Bravowww.vnafmamn.com/bat21.htmlwww.defensemedianetwork.com/.../lt-thomas-r-norris-and-the-rescue-of-...http://www.google.com/url?sa=i'rct=j'q='esrc=s'source=images'cd='cad=rja'uact=8'ved=0CAYQjB0'url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cc.gatech.edu%2F~tpilsch%2FVietnam.html'ei=4Z7vVJvTFIaqyATXqoGgCg'bvm=bv.86956481,d.aWw'psig=AFQjCNGl1PTqqMH9vxA2j8WjDWrB9Ks8MQ'ust=1425076122100087

When his electronic warfare plane was shot down on April 2, 1972, fifty-three-year-old Air Force navigator Iceal "Gene" Hambleton parachuted into the middle of a North Vietnamese invasion force and set off the biggest and most controversial air rescue effort of the Vietnam War. Now, after twenty-five years of official secrecy, the story of that dangerous and costly rescue is revealed including declassified information.


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