Just received a very special IN THE MAIL book, an autographed copy of Secret and Dangerous: Night of the Son Tay POW Raid by William A. Guenon. A loyal reader chatted with him at a local open cockpit day and picked it up for ol’ Murdoc.
Here’s the goods:
A thrilling eyewitness account of the secret humanitarian mission in 1970 by one of the pilots who flew the amazing C-130 aircraft on the edge of a stall at night while leading six helicopters in close formation deep into North Vietnam for a daring rescue attempt of POWs being held in the shadows of Hanoi.
As a two-part story, it also describes the same raider-pilot’s return to Son Tay prison 24 years later, in broad daylight with camera in hand, including his high-anxiety confrontation and arrest by North Vietnamese police.
It includes 64 rare pictures and diagrams, most never declassified and published until now.
Looks good and I’ll have a bit more on it after I’ve had a chance to get through it.
And a big high five to the reader who thought of Murdoc and sent this on. Thanks!