Thunder Over Vietnam

The American Air War in Southeast Asia

Book Description

The popular conception of the Vietnam War focuses on the ground war—the soldiers and grunts who humped along jungle trails and fought the Vietcong face to face—but an important part of the war was waged in the skies over Southeast Asia, and indeed many of the war’s most well-known figures were pilots, from John McCain and James Stockdale to the unknown men who unleashed napalm hell and who carried out Curtis LeMay’s “bomb them into the Stone Age” doctrine, Lyndon Johnson’s Rolling Thunder, and Richard Nixon’s Linebacker. This photo book chronicles the U.S. Air Force’s operations in Vietnam, covering the aircraft, munitions, battle damage, and uniforms of Vietnam in the air.

About Villalva, Alejandro,

Alejandro Villalva is a lifelong student of military history and has served as a historical analyst for over 20 years in various DoD agencies supporting the POW-MIA accounting mission. As an Army veteran of over 25 years, he has served as a logistician, artilleryman, drill sergeant, trainer, and professor of military science.