AC-119 Gunships Stories

These are the stories written and experienced by AC-119 Gunship aircrew members and support personnel during the Vietnam War. The time period of the events are between the years 1968 and 1973

Buy the book from Amazon:  AC-119 Gunships Stories.  It is available as a paperback for $4.95 and as an E-book for $.99.

In 2009 the AC-119 Gunship Association published a full color, hard-bound “History Book” that contained almost 250 AC-119 Gunship air and ground crewmembers’ memoirs, biographies, and stories (with pictures) focused on their time in AC-119s. That book also contained historical information about the Shadow and Stinger Gunships, as well as their 71st, 17th, and 18th Special Operations Squadrons that served in Vietnam.

Since 2009, we’ve collected many additional memoirs, bios, and stories.

This “AC-119 Gunships Stories” book doesn’t contain the memoirs, bios, pictures, or historical info from the original History Book;  however, it does contain more than two dozen riveting stories — some from the original History Book plus some new ones.  They will help you gain insights and a better understanding of the AC-119’s role(s) in SEA and the men who were the backbone of those roles. You can also watch some of these stories on our website at