It's hairy work, flying night interdiction in an F-4 Phantom-a job for real pros.
The weather, the built-in hazards of night refueling, target identification, and the mountains hiding in the dark are all enemies- and of course, there's the enemy, too. These pilots have a saying, "And if the big guns don't get you, the black karst will." But then back on top in the moonlight, a man finds brief moments to think his own thoughts before cracking a low ceiling back at home base. It is all part of a…
NIGHT MISSION ON THE HO CHI MINH TRAIL
Copyright Mark Berent
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