The Rescue of Bat 21

32 Whereas the warseemed withoutendor purpose, there wasone mission with which every aircrew member could identify:the rescue ofone's own. Indeed, by1972 search and rescue was about the only missionthat meant anything to the aircrews.

Author: Darrel Whitcomb

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1612515835

Category: History

Page: 224

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When his electronic warfare plane, call sign Bat 21, was shot down on 2 April 1972, fifty-three-year-old Air Force navigator Iceal "Gene" Hambleton parachuted into the middle of a North Vietnamese invasion force and set off the biggest and most controversial air rescue effort of the Vietnam War. After twenty-five years of official secrecy, the story of that dangerous and costly rescue is revealed by a decorated Air Force pilot and Vietnam veteran. Involving personnel from all services, including the Coast Guard, the unorthodox rescue operation claimed the lives of eleven soldiers and airmen, destroyed or damaged several aircraft, and put hundreds of airmen, a secret commando unit, and a South Vietnamese infantry division at risk. It also examines the thorny debates arising from an operation that balanced one man's life against mounting U.S. and South Vietnamese casualties and material losses, the operation's impact on one of the most critical battles of the war, and the role played by search and rescue as America disengaged from that war.

The Rescue Man

Author: Anthony Quinn

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448105587

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Liverpool, 1939. Lonely historian Tom Baines is at work on a study of the city's architectural past but the ominous news from Europe, together with his burgeoning friendship with Richard, a young photographer, and his beautiful wife, Bella, are proving a distraction. When the bombings begin, Tom joins up as 'rescue man', retrieving the wounded and dying from the ruins of buildings, but the love affair he embarks on soon leads him into a very different kind of danger.

Daisy to the Rescue

Johnson, Bryan, “Top 10 Rescue Dogs from 9/11,” TopTenz blog, September 11, 2012, s Rocky the K-9... Catches an Armed Fugitive p.137 ABC7 News Denver, “Police Dog Recovering after ...

Author: Jeff Campbell

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1936976625

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 341

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Collects over fifty true stories of heroic animals rescuing people, including a pot-bellied pig, parrot, dolphin, and half-breed wolf, with current scientific research about the human-animal bond.

Charlie to the Rescue

I know what to do . All's ready . ” These few words were an unspeakable relief to our hero , who was well aware that the working of the rocket apparatus required a slight amount of knowledge , 28 CHARLIE TO THE RESCUE : A TALE.

Author: Robert Michael Ballantyne

Publisher: New York : T. Nelson


Category: Adventure stories

Page: 450

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High Angle Rope Rescue Techniques Levels I and II

Two large, locking carabiners (in addition to the locking carabiner already in the rescuer's seat harness tie-in point) □□ One short sling (approximately 2 feet [0.6 m]) with a loop in both ends or an adjustable rescue pickoff strap ...

Author: Tom Vines

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284026957

Category: Medical

Page: 522

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Your Definitive High Angle Rope Rescue Guide! The fourth edition of High-Angle Rope Rescue Techniques: Levels I & II provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of high-angle rescue, including planning, PPE and equipment, medical considerations, evacuations, and special rescue operations. Based on the 2013 edition of NFPA 1006, Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications, High-Angle Rope Rescue Techniques: Levels I & II provides a broad overview of all rescue techniques to meets the needs of fire service, search and rescue, and many other rope rescue professionals. The fourth edition has been updated to include: Coverage of new protective equipment, terminology, rescue products, and techniques. All new Skill Drills that provide step-by-step instruction on how to execute important skills and procedures. Separation of High-Angle Rope Rescue I and II Level content throughout the textbook and instructor resources.

1985 Air Force Search and Rescue Survival Trainging

AFR64-4 Vol I 15 July 1985 477 boat assistance or are unable to complete the rescue. In certain operations where helicopter and boat coordinated rescue can be foreseen, specific signals should be prearranged.

Author: Us Department Of Defense

Publisher: Delene Kvasnicka


Category: Reference


View: 474

Becoming a No Fail Mission The Origins of Search and Rescue In Canada

By early 1942, RCAF leadership was indeed quite concerned about rescue, specifically the number and type of vessels it needed for searescue operations, given that U-boat operations had increased along the Atlantic coast.99 The RCAF had ...

Author: James Pierotti

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1483486648

Category: History


View: 600

The Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF’s) involvement with the search and rescue (SAR) mandate in Canada dates to 1947. The RCAF’s Air Sea Rescue predecessor capability from the Second World War dates back to 1942. How and why did the RCAF become involved with both of those capabilities, and is there historical rationale for the continued involvement of the RCAF in the domestic SAR service today? Amplified with operational examples of the rescue system in action, this previously untold history aims to describe the origins of SAR history in Canada and to further the debate on the continued use of military resources for domestic responsibilities.

Workplace Safety Manual v1 5

key members of the rescue service will be available at these times; and (3) the rescue service becomes unavailable while an entry is underway, will the rescue service notify the supervisor so the attendant may abort the entry ...

Author: Dean Isaacson


ISBN: 1300441712


Page: 409

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Pilot Rescue Facts

The triple threat to successful helicopter rescue is the multiple job . Again , survivors may or may not be out of their parachutes , and they may be injured . When this happens the helo crewman rides the seat into the water where he ...




Category: Lifesaving

Page: 54

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Surface Ice Rescue

The Rescue : Technician - Level Duties and Responses If shore operations aren't feasible for the incident at hand , if shore operations have failed , or if the victim is passive or submerging , then the rescue must immediately move to ...

Author: Walt Hendrick

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 9780912212852

Category: Medical

Page: 236

View: 699

This book provides practical, up-to-date information on training, team management, equipment, and techniques for ice rescue teams.