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Surviving Hell

Leo Thorsness

Surviving Hell

Leo Thorsness

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"On April 19, 1967, Leo Thorsness was on a mission over North Vietnam when his wingman was shot down by an enemy MiG that then lined up for a gunnery pass on the two American pilots who had bailed out. Although his F-105 was not designed for aerial combat, Thorsness immediately engaged the enemy aircraft and destroyed it. When Thorsness spotted four more MiGs, he fought his way through a barrage of North Vietnamese SAMs to engage them too, shooting down one more and driving the others off. For this action, Leo Thorsness was awarded the Medal of Honor. But he didn't learn about it until years later - and then only by a "tap code" coming through prison walls - because on April 30 Thorsness himself was shot down, captured, and transported to the Hanoi Hilton. Surviving Hell is Thorsness's account of a six-year captivity."--BOOK JACKET.

- Publisher During a 1967 Air Force mission, Thorsness was shot down over North Vietnam. Injured and captured, he spent six years in the Hanoi Hilton. "Surviving Hell" is a harrowing story of captivity, as told by the man who lived it.

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"On April 19, 1967, Leo Thorsness was on a mission over North Vietnam when his wingman was shot down by an enemy MiG that then lined up for a gunnery pass on the two American pilots who had bailed out. Although his F-105 was not designed for aerial combat, Thorsness immediately engaged the enemy aircraft and destroyed it. When Thorsness spotted four more MiGs, he fought his way through a barrage of North Vietnamese SAMs to engage them too, shooting down one more and driving the others off. For this action, Leo Thorsness was awarded the Medal of Honor. But he didn't learn about it until years later - and then only by a "tap code" coming through prison walls - because on April 30 Thorsness himself was shot down, captured, and transported to the Hanoi Hilton. Surviving Hell is Thorsness's account of a six-year captivity."--BOOK JACKET.
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During a 1967 Air Force mission, Thorsness was shot down over North Vietnam. Injured and captured, he spent six years in the Hanoi Hilton. "Surviving Hell" is a harrowing story of captivity, as told by the man who lived it.
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  • Catalogue Code 293342
  • Product Code 9781594032363
  • ISBN 159403236X
  • EAN 9781594032363
  • Pages 132
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Encounter Books
  • Publication Date Jan 2009
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 20 mm
  • Weight 0.389kg

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