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Flying Through Midnight - A Pilot's Dramatic Story of His Secret Missions over Laos During the Vietnam War

John T. Halliday

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History

Description:

A Pilot's Dramatic Story of His Secret Missions Over Laos During the Vietnam War Like Jarhead, We Were Soldiers Once..., and Young, John T. Halliday's combat memoir is gripping, novelistic, and startlingly candid, taking readers through the devastating trials and hard-won victories of flying in the Vietnam War. The year is 1970, and John T. Halliday has just landed in the middle of the Vietnam War, primed to begin his assignment with the 606 Special Operations Squadron. But there's a catch: He's stationed in a kind of no-man's-land. No one on his base flies with ID, patches, or rank. Even as Richard Nixon firmly denies reporters' charges that the U.S. has forces in Laos, Halliday realizes that from his base in Thailand, he will be flying top-secret black ops night missions over the Laotian Ho Chi Minh Trail. A naive yet thoughtful twenty-four-year-old, Halliday is utterly unprepared for the horrors of war. On his first mission, Halliday's aircraft dodges more than a thousand anti-aircraft shells. Nothing is as he expected-not the operations, not the way his shell-shocked fellow pilots look and act, and certainly not the squadron's daredevil, seat-of-one's-pants approach to piloting. But before long, Halliday has become one of those seasoned and shell-shocked pilots and finds himself in a desperate search for a way to elude certain death. A powerhouse fusion of pathos and humor, brutal realism and intimate reflection, Flying Through Midnight is a landmark contribution to Vietnam War literature, revealing previously top-secret intelligence on the 606' s night missions. Fast-paced, thrilling, and bitingly intelligent, Halliday's writing illuminates it all: the heart-pounding air battles, the close friendships, the crippling fear, and the astonishing final escape that made the telling of it possible.

Language:

English

Narrators:

William Dufris

Length:

15h 29m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:54


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

45:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

34:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

24:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

43:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

29:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

22:30


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:40


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:45


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

26:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

21:50


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

27:47


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:55


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:53


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

20:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

25:19


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:51


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

20:28


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:50


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:01


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:44


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

22:05


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

12:14


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

15:49


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

12:17


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

20:07


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

14:26


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

15:15


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

17:24


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

16:18


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

15:21


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

10:55


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:37


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

18:54


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:10


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

25:28


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

43:51


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

12:13


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

30:52


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

41:00


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

14:44


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:30