The colourful characters and daring rescues of downed pilots engaged in the 'Secret War' in North Vietnam and Laos are vividly captured by one who was there in some of the most exciting stories ever written about aerial combat. 'Sandy' Marrett and his squadron colleagues flew some of the most dangerous air missions of the war as on-scene commanders in charge of rescuing the thousands of Navy and Air Force pilots shot down over North Vietnam and Laos. They flew the World War II-vintage Douglas A-1 Skyraider low and slow, at tree top level, at night, in monsoons, and in point-blank range of enemy guns and missiles. Fourteen pilots and twenty-four aircraft were lost during the author's twelve-month tour. Their bravery and flying skills were legendary and they stopped at thing to complete their life-and-death missions successfully. This is more than just a first hand account as the Author describes t only his role but the deeds of his fellows.
Upon graduation from Iowa State University George Marrett entered the US Air Force (USAF) where he was trained and served as a jet fighter test pilot before being sent to Vietnam. He has had numerous articles published in various aviation magazines.