Spiral Bound History Book
The only History Book created by our AC-119 Gunship Association, it is devoted to histories of the 71st, 17th & 18th Special Operations Squadrons, their Shadow & Stinger aircraft, and the individual stories of their air & ground crew.
This project, completed in 2009 by Editor Ralph LeFarth & History compiler Dr. Larry Fletcher, contains short biographies of 240 Shadow & Stingers with stories & pictures. It includes special mission stories (like the story of 883 & why it won the Air Force’s MacKay Trophy that year), as well as moving stories from the families of our Brothers lost in combat. The History Book is dedicated to them. Originally printed as a hard-bound version, all of those sold out & will not be reprinted. These are perfect gifts for family members, friends, & libraries – to help them understand who we were, what we did, & why the AC-119 is an important part of our individual & Vietnam War history.