Direct From The
Desk Of - Robert F. Dorr - World Famous Author On Military Topics
author on military topics. My latest book is "Hell Hawks!" co-authored
with Thomas D. Jones, a history of an American P-47 Thunderbolt
fighter group in World War II (signed copies available from me at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the attached link).
writing about aviation for 50-plus years, I often find myself
returning to the story of the Cessna L-19 (O-1) Bird Dog—that
extraordinary liaison craft, artillery spotter, forward air
controller, trainer and hack used by the Air Force, Army and Marine
Corps and dozens of overseas air forces.
Marines who flew Bird Dogs in Vietnam often found themselves at low
altitude with plenty of metal flying around and they often had
opportunities to save their buddies.
flight demonstration by an L-19 Bird Dog flying team like the
Lone Star Bird Dawgs perform is an
excellent way to honor those who served, to instill young people with
the excitement of aviation, and to entertain and thrill audiences.
Although I'm currently working on a book about another World War II
subject, I'm sure I will return to the faithful L-19 (O-1) in future
your signed copy of "Hell Hawks"
($31.64) directly from Robert F. Dorr using
his email address above.
your unsigned copy of "Hell Hawks" on-line -
September 19, 2005 - Marine Corps Times Article
By: Robert F. Dorr