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The Resource "Good to go" : the rescue of Capt. Scott O'Grady, USAF, from Bosnia, Mary Pat Kelly

"Good to go" : the rescue of Capt. Scott O'Grady, USAF, from Bosnia, Mary Pat Kelly

Label
"Good to go" : the rescue of Capt. Scott O'Grady, USAF, from Bosnia
Title
"Good to go"
Title remainder
the rescue of Capt. Scott O'Grady, USAF, from Bosnia
Statement of responsibility
Mary Pat Kelly
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"So perfectly executed was the mission to rescue Capt. Scott O'Grady that it amazed even the men responsible. Just, five hours after radio contact was first made with Basher 52 - O'Grady's call sign - the Air Force captain was safely on board the USS Kearsarge. The downed F-16 fighter pilot's rescue from a Bosnian mountainside by Col. Martin Berndt's 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit electrified the nation in June 1995 and renewed many Americans' faith in the military. This book tells the story of the mission in the words of the men who commanded, planned, and carried it out." "To get the inside account, Mary Pat Kelly traveled throughout Europe to conduct more than one hundred interviews, visiting U.S. ships and bases and UN posts in Croatia and Bosnia where participants were stationed. Adm. Leighton W. Smith Jr., commander in chief of U.S. naval forces in Europe and head of NATO forces in the Southern European theater, provides the framework with his day-to-day commentary on the efforts to find Captain O'Grady and a nearly minute-by-minute record of the rescue itself. In concert with Lt. Gen. Michael E. Ryan, commander of U.S. and NATO air forces, the admiral reveals the decision-making process that led to the "Good to Go" order." "Readers then hear from the Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel (TRAP) team - the Navy and Marine Corps commanders, pilots, crew chiefs, and grunts who made it happen. Speaking for the Navy are Capt. Christopher Cole, skipper of the Kearsarge, Como. Jerome Schill, and their staffs, from the intelligence officers to the grapes who fueled the aircraft. Captain O'Grady puts his own experiences in the context of overall events."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kelly, Mary Pat
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DR1313.7.A47
LC item number
O387 1996
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yugoslav War, 1991-1995
  • Yugoslav War, 1991-1995
  • Yugoslav War, 1991-1995
  • Rescues
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Air pilots, Military
  • O'Grady, Scott
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
Label
"Good to go" : the rescue of Capt. Scott O'Grady, USAF, from Bosnia, Mary Pat Kelly
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34410723
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 355 pages
Isbn
9781557504593
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96012110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
"Good to go" : the rescue of Capt. Scott O'Grady, USAF, from Bosnia, Mary Pat Kelly
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34410723
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 355 pages
Isbn
9781557504593
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96012110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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