In 100 Missions North, Ken Bell recounts the harrowing sorties that he and his comrades flew in F-105 Thunderchiefs, the famous Thud , in 1966-67, when pilots faced a 50 percent loss rate. What was it like to face these odds day after day? We learn that men sustained by faith in each other and joined by the unique bonds of combat can overcome anxiety, fear, and even terror to achieve common goals.
AUTHOR: BRIG. GEN. KEN BELL, USAF (RET.), volunteered for Vietnam, where he won two Silver Stars and three Distinguished Flying Crosses. He lives in Monument, Colorado.