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Flying Tigers Over Cambodia: An American Pilots Memoir of the 1975 Phnom Penh Airlift Larry Partridge

Flying Tigers Over Cambodia: An American Pilots Memoir of the 1975 Phnom Penh Airlift

Larry Partridge

Published December 1st 2000
ISBN : 9780786407682
Paperback
204 pages
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At the end of World War II, a number of former American military pilots formed the Flying Tiger Line, which soon became the worlds leading airfreight company. Its motto of Anything, anytime, anywhere was especially applicable in its humanitarianMoreAt the end of World War II, a number of former American military pilots formed the Flying Tiger Line, which soon became the worlds leading airfreight company. Its motto of Anything, anytime, anywhere was especially applicable in its humanitarian projects. In 1975, the Flying Tigers took part in relief efforts for Cambodians surrounded by Khmer Rouge forces. The Ricelift exposed the Tiger pilots to enormous risk. Though they were technically noncombatants, all this really meant was that they couldn shoot back. This is the memoir of Larry Partridge who, in his plane, nicknamed Nancy after his wife, flew 52 missions into Phnom Penh, delivering rice and other supplies in hostile conditions. After the collapse of Saigon and the victory of the Khmer Rouge, the ricelifts ceased. This account, from a Tigers-eye view, includes both history and human drama in a remarkable but completely true story.