OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Fly Until You Die: An Oral History of Hmong Pilots in the Vietnam War

ISBN : 9780190622145

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¥11,396
著者: 
Chia Youyee Vang
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232 ページ
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Hardcover
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156 x 235 mm
刊行日
2019年06月
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Oxford Oral History Series
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During the Vietnam War, the US Air Force secretly trained pilots from Laos, skirting Lao neutrality in order to bolster the Royal Lao Air Force and their own war efforts. Beginning in 1964, this covert project, "Water Pump," operated out of Udorn Airbase in Thailand with the support of the CIA. This Secret War required recruits from Vietnam-border region willing to take great risks-a demand that was met by the marginalized Hmong ethnic minority. Soon, dozens of Hmong men were training at Water Pump and providing air support to the US-sponsored clandestine army in Laos. Short and problematic training that resulted in varied skill levels, ground fire, dangerous topography, bad weather conditions, and poor aircraft quality, however, led to a nearly 50 percent casualty rate, and those pilots who survived mostly sought refuge in the United States after the war. Drawing from numerous oral history interviews, Fly Until You Die brings their stories to light for the first time-in the words of those who lived it.

目次: 

Acknowledgments
Note on Names and Places
Introduction: Collective Memory
Chapter 1: The Origin of Hmong Entanglement in the Vietnam War
Chapter 2: The Road to Pilot Training
Chapter 3: Learning to Fly
Chapter 4: Long Cheng Air
Chapter 5: Widowhood
Chapter 6: Grief and Remembrance
Chapter 7: Escape
Chapter 8: Starting Over
Chapter 9: Reassessing War
Conclusion: The Legacy of War
Narrator Biographies
Appendix: Hmong Special Air Operation in Military Region II Participants
Notes
Bibliography
Index

著者について: 

Chia Youyee Vang is a professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is the co-editor of Claiming Place: On the Agency of Hmong Women (2016) and author of Hmong America: Reconstructing Community in Diaspora (2010) and Hmong in Minnesota (2008).

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