Unforgotten in the Gulf of Tonkin: A Story of the U.S. Military's Commitment to Leave No One Behind


Product Details

$34.95  $32.15
Potomac Books
Publish Date
September 01, 2020
6.39 X 9.15 X 1.02 inches | 1.1 pounds
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About the Author

Eileen A. Bjorkman is a former flight test engineer with more than thirty-five years of experience. She is the author of The Propeller under the Bed: A Personal History of Homebuilt Aircraft and has published articles in the Smithsonian's Air & Space Magazine, Aviation History, Sport Aviation, the Everett Daily Herald, and the Herald Business Journal.


"Eileen Bjorkman masterfully blends the saga of the daring, heroic rescue of a downed fighter pilot in the Vietnam War with a history of the military air rescue mission whose brave men and women selflessly fulfilled its motto 'That Others May Live.' . . . A fascinating read."--Gen. John Michael Loh, USAF (Ret.), former commander of Air Combat Command and fighter pilot in the Vietnam War
--Gen. John Michael Loh (3/2/2020 12:00:00 AM)
"Bjorkman has written not only a superb account of one navy pilot's rescue during Vietnam but also the histories of the F-8 Crusader, naval air training, air/sea rescue, aircraft carrier operations, the psychological aftereffects of combat, and the American ethos of making sure everyone leaves a combat area. Bjorkman deftly weaves these diverse topics into one cohesive story centered on Willie Sharp's ejection and rescue on November 18, 1965. A gripping tale and marvelous history."--Col. Scott A. Willey, USAF (Ret.), book review editor for Air Power History
--Col. Scott A. Willey (3/2/2020 12:00:00 AM)
"Unforgotten in the Gulf of Tonkin is a tale well told, a true page-turner. Much as writers like Walter Isaacson and David McCullough make history come alive, Eileen Bjorkman's narrative grips the reader and causes him or her yearn to know what happens next. Put this book on your short list--you won't be disappointed."--Capt. George Galdorisi, U.S. Navy (Ret.), author of Leave No Man Behind: The Saga of Combat Search and Rescue
--Capt. George Galdorisi (3/2/2020 12:00:00 AM)