Over the Beach The Air War in Vietnam

To put in larger context the war's impact on individual participants, the author periodically reviews the high-level struggles over how to fight the air war.


Author: Zalin Grant

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393242461

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 324

"The Right Stuff without the hype, Yeager without the ego."—Washington Post Book World "While the jet-jockey competitiveness, the undercurrent of fear, the victories and foul-ups of jet sweeps have been described many times, few such chronicles have done it so grippingly and with such a ring of accuracy. Mr. Grant explores the emotions felt not only by the men in battle but by the wives and others left behind, and the questions the war raised in their minds. To put in larger context the war's impact on individual participants, the author periodically reviews the high-level struggles over how to fight the air war. "What is most impressive is to find an analysis so clearly stated, so seemingly on track in locating the weak spots in the policies of various political and military officials....Written in a straightforward yet stylish prose, Over the Beach carries tremendous conviction."—Richard Witkin, New York Times Book Review

Like Rolling Thunder

James Clay Thompson , Rolling Thunder : Understanding Policy and Program Failure ( Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press , 1980 ) , and Zalin Grant , Over the Beach : The Air War in Vietnam ( New York : W. W. Norton , 1986 ) ...


Author: Ronald Bruce Frankum

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742543021

Category: History

Page: 207

View: 117

The author of Vietnam For Dummies presents a concise overview of the air war in Vietnam, covering ten years of air assaults, bomb runs, and dog fights over South Vietnam, North Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.

Striving for Air Superiority

8. John Morrocco et al . , The Vietnam Experience – Thunder from Above : Air War , 1941-1968 , 106-107 . 9. Mersky , Naval Air War in Vietnam , 35 . 10. Davis , Wild Weasel , 8 . 11. Zalin Grant , Over the Beach : The Air War in Vietnam ...


Author: Craig C. Hannah

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1585441465

Category: History

Page: 145

View: 474

Annotation. "Tactical bombing", Gen. Jimmy Doolittle reportedly observed, "is breaking the milk bottle. Strategic bombing is killing the cow". Most nations have historically chosen between building tactical and strategic air forces; rarely has a state given equal weight to both. The advantages of tactical air power are obvious today as small wars and petty tyrants bedevil us, but in a Cold War world split between continental superpowers, strategic bombing took precedence, with calamitous consequences. In the 1960s, the U.S. Air Force lacked the equipment and properly trained pilots to assure air superiority because the Tactical Air Command (TAC) had become little more than a handmaiden to the Strategic Air Command (SAC). TAC focused primarily on the interdiction of enemy bombers and virtually ignored its other responsibilities. Its aircraft were designed to shoot at large, lumbering bombers and not to engage in dog fights with highly maneuverable MiGs. Hannah shows how a tactical air force that won a victory in World War II deteriorated into a second-rate force flying aging aircraft during the early years of the Cold War, recovered briefly over Korea, then slid into obsolescence during the 1950s. His explanation of why America's fighter aircraft did not work in Vietnam is instructive and unsettling. Hannah explains how TAC struggled through the war in Vietnam to emerge in the 1970s as the best tactical air force in the world. He side-steps politics and inter-service rivalries to focus on the nuts and bolts of tactical air power. The result is a factual, informative account of how an air force first loses its way then finds its mission again.

Brassey s Air Combat Reader

from OVER THE BEACH: THE AIR WAR IN VIETNAM by Zalin Grant The Vietnam air war was the evidentiary ideal for critics of aerial bombardment in search of proof for their theory that bombing does not succeed and, if anything, ...


Author: Philip Handleman

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781612340760

Category: Air warfare

Page: 339

View: 774

The acclaimed anthology with contributions from best-selling authors Walter J. Boyne, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Robert Mason

On Seas of Glory

Grant, Zalin, Over the Beach: The Air War in Vietnam, Norton, New York, 1986. Hallion, Richard R, The Naval Air War in Korea, The Nautical and Aviation Publishing Company, Baltimore, ...


Author: John Lehman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684871776

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 353

In this action-packed chronicle--a deft, definitive, and dramatic look at the people and the ships that have shaped American history--Lehman describes the personalities and careers of legendary naval heroes, and draws on diaries, letters, and memoirs to reveal the extraordinary deeds of ordinary sailors. photos & illustrations.

Historical Dictionary of the United States Navy

Grant, Zalin. Over the Beach: The Air War in Vietnam. New York: Norton, 1986. Hallion, Richard P. The Naval Air War in Korea. Baltimore, Md.: Nautical & Aviation Pub. Co., 1985. —. Storm Over Iraq: Air Power and the Gulf War.


Author: James M. Morris

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810874794

Category: History

Page: 570

View: 918

The second edition of Historical Dictionary of the United States Navy covers U.S. Naval developments, personnel, and engagements from the colonial times to the present day. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on people, places, events and other terminology of the Navy. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the United States Navy.

Naval Aviation News

... and is particularly welcome because of this colorful aviator's experiences , including having flown some of the first combat sorties of the war . The naval air selection in the Vietnam chapter comes from Zalin Grant's Over the Beach ...




ISBN: UCSB:31205030657348

Category: Aeronautics, Military


View: 988

Reorganizing the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Zalin Grant , Over the Beach : The Air War in Vietnam ( New York : W.W. Norton , 1986 ) , p . 111 . 198. Webb , pp . 90-93 . 199. Id . , pp . 94-97 . President Nixon twice issued orders to chairmen , to General Wheeler in 1970 and to ...


Author: Gordon Nathaniel Lederman

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313310858

Category: Law

Page: 215

View: 217

Studies why congress passed the Goldwater-Nichols Act of 1986, and assesses how the Act changed the U.S. military.

American Reckoning

127; “Vietnam 'Milk Run' Keeps B52's Roaring Out of Bustling Guam,” New York Times, October 25, 1965. ... “the air briefing was a bore”: Zalin Grant, Over the Beach: The Air War in Vietnam (New York: W. W. Norton, 1986), p.


Author: Christian G. Appy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698191556

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 852

“Few people understand the centrality of the Vietnam War to our situation as much as Christian Appy." —Ken Burns The critically acclaimed author of Patriots offers profound insights into Vietnam’s place in America’s self-image. How did the Vietnam War change the way we think of ourselves as a people and a nation? Christian G. Appy, author of the widely praised oral history of the Vietnam War Patriots, now examines the relationship between the war’s realities and myths and its impact on our national identity, conscience, pride, shame, popular culture, and postwar foreign policy. Drawing on a vast variety of sources from movies, songs, and novels to official documents, media coverage, and contemporary commentary, Appy offers an original interpretation of the war and its far-reaching consequences. Authoritative, insightful, sometimes surprising, and controversial, American Reckoning is a fascinating mix of political and cultural reporting that offers a completely fresh account of the meaning of the Vietnam War.

Air University Library Index to Military Periodicals

1 , 1949-1966 , by J.Lider Nav War Col Rev 40 : 121-122 Autumn '87 Palestinian State : The implications for Israel , by M.A. Heller . ... Nav War col Rev 40 : 132-133 Autumn '87 Over the Beach : The Air War in Vietnam , by L. Grant .




ISBN: UOM:39015055042496

Category: Aeronautics


View: 991