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Linebacker II

James R. McCarthy

Linebacker II

a view from the rock

by James R. McCarthy

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Published by Published under the auspices of the Airpower Research Institute, Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in [Montgomery] Ala, Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. Air Force -- History -- Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975,
  • Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Aerial operations, American

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 205-208.

    Statementby James R. McCarthy, George B. Allison ; Robert E. Rayfield, editor.
    SeriesUSAF Southeast Asia monograph series ;, v. 6, monograph 8
    ContributionsAllison, George B., joint author., Rayfield, Robert E., United States. Airpower Research Institute.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS558.8 .M32
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 208 p. :
    Number of Pages208
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4065120M
    LC Control Number79603001

    Crashed on landing after being hit by SA-2 SAM over Kinh, North Vietnam during Linebacker II. Attempted go-around with 4 engines out on same side. The aircrew made a decision that they should not bailout, since the gunner was wounded & they felt he might not be able to physically execute the bailout, they decided as a crew to try & bring the.


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The version which identifies McCarthy as a Brigadier General is the book to buy and enjoy. Linebacker II. A View From The Rock; USAF Southeast Asia Monograph Series.

Read more. 5 people found this helpful. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. Hewston. out of 5 stars Linebacker II Cited by: 2. Operation Linebacker II The Bs are sent to Hanoi (Air Campaign Book 1) - Kindle edition by Michel III, Marshall, Laurier, Jim.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Operation Linebacker II The Bs are sent to Hanoi (Air Campaign Book 1)/5(63). A very good book. Makes for an enjoyable read on a long plane ride.

I was ignorant of the details of the Linebacker II operation until i read this book. The reader benefits from improvements and additional info incorporated in this text since Mr Marhall's earlier book on the subject/5(69).

That book revealed an across-the-board ability to radically change complex procedures and tactics on short notice, and a commensurate ability of aircrew and support personnel to execute them to near cker II: A View from the Rock was first published in by the Airpower Research Institute of the Air War College, located at /5(12).

My father and I talked about Linebacker II, but I just didn't understand. He always talked about writing a book recounting his experience. I listened, but didn't know what questions to ask.

He showed me books - one of which was Karl Eschmann's Linebacker. In Linebacker II, SAC’s Bs had flown sorties out of a total of planned sorties and drop tons of bombs. North Vietnamese forces had fired about 1, SAMs.

The Air Force lost 15 B bombers, which amounted to a loss rate of less than two percent. The size and scope of Linebacker II had given it an almost un­changeable mo­mentum—even as Meyer made his decision, it was already bus time for Andersen’s Day Four crews.

Desperately short of options, SAC held back all Andersen bombers on Days Four and Five, buying time for essential analysis and : Smauro. Operation Linebacker II was a US Seventh Air Force and U.S. Navy Task Force 77 aerial bombing campaign, conducted against targets in the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) during the final period of US involvement in the Vietnam operation was conducted from 18 to 29 Decemberleading to several informal names such as "The December Raids" and "The Christmas Bombings".

Office of History, in his book War From Above the Clouds. For years, air operations over Vietnam were hobbled by White House constraints on what targets Bombs ready to be loaded onto Andersen Bs in preparation for Linebacker II. Bs at Andersen AFB, Guam, during the runup to Operation Linebacker II.

DOD photo USAF photo. Based on this insider information, Michel wrote his new book, which might be the final word on the eleven-day air-to-ground Linebacker II campaign.” —VVA Veteran “This book provides a very enjoyable read, is a serious book, and as such deserves a dedicated effort to fully understand and absorb.” —IPMS/USA “This is an essential book.

1 Luse Shackelford, and Ray, "Eleven Days in December: Linebacker Ii" (USAF Southeast Asia Monograph Series, Air University, ), V.

2 Truong Nhu Tang, A Viet Cong Memoir (New York: Vintage Books, ), 3 U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Doctrine for Joint Operations. Joint Pub (Washington: U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, 10 September   Herein is described the impact of LINEBACKER II on those in command, plus those in operations, maintenance and support who undergirded the effort, and the crewmembers.

The narrative tells how they successfully met a staggering challenge. There was no book to : Normanby Press. Operation Linebacker II book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. After the failed April invasion of South Vietnam and the /5.

This book is a narrative drawn from the era of the Southeast Asian conflict, detailing a unique event in that lengthy struggle. The event was called LINEBACKER II, and for the first time in contemporary warfare, heavy jet bombers were employed in their designed role to conduct extended strategic operations against the warmaking capacity of a hostile nation/5.

George E. "Bud" Day was awarded the Medal of Honor and is the most decorated officer since MacArthur. Col. Day was held captive as a POW for 2, days, and was in the "Hanoi Hilton" when Linebacker II was taking place.

His book Duty, Honor, Country incorporates his first book Return With Honor. "I was shot down on my 69th mission, June 20th, After the failed April invasion of South Vietnam and the heavy US tactical bombing raids in the Hanoi area, the North Vietnamese agreed to return to the Paris peace talks, yet very quickly these negotiations stalled.

In an attempt to end the war quickly and 'persuade' the North Vietnamese to return to the negotiating table, President Nixon ordered the Air Force to send the US. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Start by marking “When the Wolf Rises: Linebacker II, The Eleven Day War” as Want to Read: Want to Read saving /5(12).

Describes each of the eleven Linebacker II attacks separately. Also has a detailed preamble of the Linebacker I campaign. Recommended. The Linebacker Raids () by John T. Smith Smith is a British aviation author. A work previous to this was Rolling Thunder ().

He uses other books as his source material and footnotes his references. Operation Linebacker II – 26 December Raid. Because of the original Operation Linebacker, the Americans had a considerable force of B bombers available to them. Strategic Air Command was initially reluctant to release half of the bomber force into use on one operation for a number of reasons.

The second study, Operation LINEBACKER II, suggests that using the U.S. Army's Operational Design methodology has a positive impact on airpower.

The presence of systems thinking and reflective thinking by Strategic Air Command planners, the development of a mature environmental frame, the establishment of reframing criteria and the ability to.

The version which identifies McCarthy as a Brigadier General is the book to buy and cker II. A View From The Rock; USAF Southeast Asia Monograph Series.

4 people found this helpful. Helpful. 0 Comment Report abuse M. Hewston. out of 5 stars Linebacker II. A View From the Rock.

Reviewed in the United States on Febru 4/5. In December —40 years ago this month—the US executed Linebacker II, the largest B bombing campaign of all time.

The period from Dec. 18 to Dec. 29 saw the huge USAF bombers mount shattering strikes on North Vietnamese railways, airfields, surface-to-air missile storage sites, petroleum dumps, and other infrastructure targets around Hanoi. He calls this early recounting of the Linebacker II operations "an inaccurate and self-aggrandizing memoir." In this book, the author clearly lays out the 11 nights of the Linebacker II, and often ill-conceived organization, planning, and operations of these strategic and tactical missions.

He does so in a very convincing manner. Operation Linebacker II operations were initiated on 18 December and were directed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) to continue until further notice.

The primary objective of the bombing operation would be to force the North Vietnamese government to enter into purposeful negotiations concerning a cease-fire agreement. The full potential of the B was applied during the massive Operation Linebacker II, the Christmas air offensive which represented the biggest.

Linebacker II: A View From The Rock [Illustrated Edition] by Brig. General James R. McCarthy,Lt.-Col. George B. Allison. USAF Southeast Asia Monograph Series (Book 6) Thanks for Sharing. You submitted the following rating and review.

We'll publish them on our site once we've reviewed them. LINEBACKER II | A VIEW FROM THE ROCK ii This is a New Edition of the original book published by Air University. It has been reformatted for print and e-book, with new layout, illustrations, front-matter, and index.

Page - I will say that there was a deadlock which was described in the middle of December, and there was a rapid movement when negotiations resumed on the technical level on January 3 (January 2) and on the substantive level on January 8. These facts have to be analyzed by each person for himself.

I want to make one point with respect to the question about understandings. The 17th, activated on June 1, and deactivated Jan. 1,directed the B Linebacker II bombing missions against Hanoi and Haiphong that convinced the North Vietnamese to agree to a cease-fire. The flag is on display in the Southeast Asia War Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S.

Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo). As told by Walter J. Boyne in his book Boeing B A Documentary History, the first pilot to take off on the first “Linebacker II” mission on Dec. 18,was Major Bill Stocker in Rose I (the aircraft took off and flew in three ship cells that were coded by colour, from prosaic Red and Blue to the more exotic Cherry, Slate or Ebony).

Operation Rolling Thunder was the title of a gradual and sustained aerial bombardment campaign conducted by the United States (U.S.) 2nd Air Division (later Seventh Air Force), U.S. Navy, and Republic of Vietnam Air Force (RVNAF) against the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) from 2 March until 2 Novemberduring the Vietnam War.

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The linebacker read progression cannot begin without the football being snapped. Coaches should encourage their linebackers to use peripheral vision, so they can watch the ball without focusing on the center.

At the snap, linebackers should use the following four tips. Read the Guard. Operation Linebacker was the codename of a h Air Force and U.S.

Navy Task Force 77 air interdiction campaign conducted against North Vietnam from. Categories: Books, Distributed Brands, History Books, Models & Distribution, Osprey Publishing, Scale Modeling Publications, Books, Magazines & DVDs, Books Operation Linebacker II.

Brilliant Piece of History Initially, I struggled through Linebacker, due to the preponderance of technical information which I didn't understand. Once the author, Karl Eschmann, began discussing the Linebacker II campaign, it took on more meaning and a considerable amount of personal perspective as he shared narratives from the flight crew members from the Bs that were /5(17).

Yannismarou2 January (UTC) Comment/Question. Does the book Aces of North Vietnam: Pilots - Units - Operations - Aircraft - Statistics by Roger Boniface or any other book give much insight into the North Vietnamese side during the Linebacker/Linebacker II operations.

Also, I didn't see it mentioned, but didn't a U.S. Air. A quick search on Google books yields some with Operation Linebacker II, practically % of them highly specialized military books (and the bulk of them narrowly air force-related).

Whereas a search for "Christmas Bombings" yields sevenfold times as much. We can coach linebacker in five phases. These are based on what is most important for your players.

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Phase 1: Getting To The Right Place. Train the eyes first. A linebacker’s eyes determine where his feet go. Linebacker II | With 30 illustrationsThis is a narrative drawn from the era of the Southeast Asian conflict, detailing a unique event in that lengthy struggle.

The event was called LINEBACKER II, a nickname like thousands of others, used to identify an operation, project, or mission associated with military affairs. Brant Dveirin said: J pm PST Thank you for putting together this site, and for working on this documentary.

If you read Thomas Ricks book The Generals, you come away with the clear message that who is in command really matters, and that a good .Electronic books: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Emerson, Stephen Vietnam's Final Air Campaign: Operation Linebacker I and II, May-December Havertown: Pen & Sword Books Limited,c Material Type: Document, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Emerson.international politics.2 Further, as noted by Alexander George and Williams Simons in their book The Limits of Coercive Diplomacy, compellence can range from “threats of a nonviolent break in negotiations” to, as was the case with the Linebacker II bombings.