Yankee Air Pirates: U.S. Air Force Uniforms and Memorabilia of the Vietnam War—Volume 2

Olivier Bizet & Francois Millard

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With more than 1,200 photos, the second volume of this series gets into the heart of the USAF uniforms and equipment used during the Vietnam War. Focusing on hundreds of Air Force named items, the book offers precise insight and references covering a selection of 70 units. Flight suits, helmets, utility shirts, jungle jackets, plaques, and souvenir lighters are featured together to illustrate the history of these flying and ground units. From the air bases to the mighty B-52s, from the secret missions to the POWs, many aspects of USAF involvement in Southeast Asia are covered in this second volume.

Size: 9" x 12" | 1221 color & b/w photos, charts | 352 pp
ISBN13: 9780764349188

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Olivier Bizet started collecting Vietnam War militaria in 1991, and is a regular contributor to Militaria Magazine in France. After a long career in the animation film and TV industry, he is now working as an assistant director on live action productions. He is also the webmaster of the Grunts Association website, and an occasional photographer and bass guitar player. He lives and works in Paris, France. François Millard has been collecting Vietnam War related items since 1989, with a large focus on aviation and South Vietnamese items. He spent nearly 8 years in Ho Chi Minh City, the ex-Saigon and has had the opportunity to travel extensively in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, always looking for testimonies from the past. He currently works and lives with his wife and sons in Bangkok, Thailand.