Wings and Wrenches : The History of the 6th Air Commando Squadron 1967 to1969

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Arthur R. Halliday (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
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Michael A. Palmer

Abstract: This thesis examines the history of a United States Air Force fighter squadron created during the Vietnam War. It focuses on the circumstances prior to the squadron's creation the selection of what was considered to be an obsolete propeller driven aircraft the teamwork established between the men who flew the aircraft into war and those who provided round-the-clock maintenance support seven days a week. The demands of fighting a counter-insurgency war placed unforeseen pressure and unexpected calls for close air support for friendly ground forces engaged with a determined enemy. The study of the 6th Air Commando Squadron during the Vietnam War is an excellent example of how the American military adapted to a tasking for which it had not planned for. It brings insight into the success of the American individual and the concept of teamwork. By understanding the 6th Air Commando Squadron and its accomplishments during the Vietnam War an understanding can be gained on how important teamwork is to success. 

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Date: 2011
History, Military, History, United States
United States. Air Force. Air Commando Squadron, 6th--History
United States. Air Force--History--Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Aerial operations, American

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