Wings and Wrenches: The History of the 6th Air Commando Squadron 1967-1969

ECU Author/Contributor (non-ECU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Arthur Halliday (Creator)
Institution
East Carolina University (ECU )
Web Site: http://www.ecu.edu/lib/

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: 2010

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