Takhli Tales

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Memoirs of decorated fighter pilot Billy R. Sparks, Lt. Col. Ret. USAF.

Ten Years Flying the F-105

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This book is about this young man who loved to fly and after several years was flying the F-105. There are two Parts to this story. The firstis a synopsis of my early years as a fighter pilot. I started off at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas and a year later found myself going to three places in a two year period. First was Yokota Japan to join the 35th Tactical Fighter Squadron, then I began sitting on nuclear alert in Korea. In between being “home” in Japan and sitting alert in Osan Korea I was flying combat missions out of Takhli Tailand. I touch but briefly on these because there are so many men who flew combat missions during Rolling Thunder that their stories are numerous and available elsewhere. Japan was exotic, Korea boring, and Thailand intense.

Part II of this vignette covers that period about seven years later when I am flying with the Air Force Reserve. It was wonderful to be back flying the F-105 and this part of the story reveals what our mission was and how we operated.
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East to the Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart

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Amelia Earhart (1897-1937) captured the hearts of America after becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic in 1928. Nine years later, her disappearance on an around-the-world flight brought her extraordinary life to an abrupt and mysterious end.

Based on a decade of archival research through Earhart's letters, journals, and diaries, and drawing on interviews with the aviator's friends and relatives, East to the Dawn provides the most authoritative and richly textured account of both Earhart's record-setting aviation career and her personal life: her early years with her grandparents, her experiences as a nurse and social worker, her famous marriage to publisher George Putnam, and her secret affair with Gene Vidal, head of the Bureau of Air Commerce. As the Los Angeles Times raved, East to the Dawn is a "fully realized portrait of a truly remarkable woman."

Gunther Rall Luftwaffe Ace & NATO General

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The authorized biography of the third highest-scoring fighter ace in history. The book chronicles Rall's World War II aerial dogfights on the Eastern Front during brutal Russian winters,and spans a childhood in a defeated country. It relates the calamity of the Nazi regime, the Cold War, the jet age, and Rall's public service. The book tells of his efforts to regain the world's respect for Germany after Hitler's betrayal of its people, and Rall's assistance in the United States to develop the F-104 for the NATO countries. The biography includes his perspective of global affairs and other reflections. It is the book of which Don Lopez, former Deputy Director of the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum said, "We have all been waiting a long time for this important book.".

Winged Warfare – In World War I

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Billy Bishop was the allies top Ace in World War I with 72 Victories. The highest number in the British Empire and second only to the Red Baron. William A. Bishop was from Ontario Canada this is his autobiography.