Those '67 Blues
by B.K. Bryans
‘...Those ’67 Blues is on the level of ‘Flight
of the Intruder’ and the ‘Bridges of Toko Ri’. I now have 3 favorite
books about our navy at war.’
(Toy) Mittell, CDR USN (RET)
List Price: $17.95
6" x 9" (15.24
x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on White paper
Patriot Media Inc.
/ War & Military
'Those '67 Blues is an enlightening action novel of U.S. naval aviators flying combat missions from
an attack aircraft carrier on Yankee Station in the Tonkin Gulf during the Vietnam War.
This day-by-day account of flight operations, and the heroic
actions of men penetrating the hostile skies of well-defended North Vietnam, spans a two-week period during the angry autumn
of 1967. Feel the tension of flying a combat attack mission from the cockpit of an A-6 Intruder
as, low and alone in the dark, you home in on a target. Understand the stomach-tightening dread as a surface-to-air missile
tracks its target—you. Live the fear of being shot down, hunted, and held prisoner by the North Vietnamese. Experience
the shivering adrenalin release that comes hours after a harrowing mission.
Meanwhile, the aviator’s wives and children back home live through fears and problems of
their own, during a war that few people understand, and many despise.'
‘I loved Those ’67
Blues, but it touched nerves that I thought were long buried. It has the authentic feel of someone who has actually
flown combat missions in that war that I've found missing in most of the books I’ve read on the subject.
The emotion conveys so well.’
Tony Tambini, Vietnam War A-4 / A-7 pilot.
Blues is my kind of book. It has the accurate detail that satisfies the guy who’s “been there and
done that” and intrigues
the guy who wishes he could have. ‘Blues’ takes you through virtually every aspect of the carrier
war in 1967 and does it so precisely you feel as if you are right there getting shot at. Those readers
who flew into the flak, missile, and MiG mess in North Vietnam will relive the adrenalin rush that comes from dodging SAMs,
and feel the heartbreak of seeing our guys going down in flames or swinging under a chute (if they’re lucky).
To the curious readers, you can’t get any closer to being there than Those ’67 Blues.'
Phil Waters, a Vietnam-era A-6 Bombardier/Navigator