When Thunder Rolled

By Ed Rasimus,

Book cover of When Thunder Rolled: An F-105 Pilot Over North Vietnam

Book description

Ed Rasimus straps the reader into the cockpit of an F-105 Thunderchief fighter-bomber in his engaging account of the Rolling Thunder campaign in the skies over North Vietnam. Between 1965 and 1968, more than 330 F-105s were lost—the highest loss rate in Southeast Asia—and many pilots were killed, captured, and…

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1 author picked When Thunder Rolled as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Rasimus was an F-105 pilot who flew 100 missions over North Vietnam early in the war when things were really hot. He tells of the courage it took to fly into such a dangerous environment and of some of the pilots who did it.

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