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Osprey: Operation Eagle Claw 1980
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 05:33 PM UTC


This is a review by Randy L Harvey of Operation Eagle Claw 1980 - The disastrous bid to end the Iran hostage crisis by author Justin W. Williamson and illustrators Jim Laurier, Johnny Shumate and Alan Gilliland.

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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 12:43 PM UTC
Mission commander: note to self: have desert air filters installed on all helicopters tasked to the mission.
Unfortunately, that never happened and for various reasons detailed in the book the mission ended tragically. Great to see books about something historically-interesting and relatively unknown to many of the current generation being covered like this.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 02:53 AM UTC

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Mission commander: note to self: have desert air filters installed on all helicopters tasked to the mission.



That was mentioned in the book as well. It stated that they removed the filters so that the helicopters would go faster. Just one of the many poor choices made that unfortunately ended bad for those men. I don't know which is worse.....the fact that someone thought it was a good idea to remove the filters.....or the fact that nobody thought it was a bad idea to remove the filters. Very sad.

Thank you Frank.

Randy