Operation Eagle Claw 1980
The disastrous bid to end the Iran hostage crisis
Автор: Justin W, Williamson
Издательство: Osprey Publihing Limited: 2020
Серия/ номер в серии: Raid /52
Формат: PDF: 17 Mb
Assembling a comprehensive look at Operation Eagle Claw 40 years after the raid was a challenge because of a number of factors. First and foremost, this was a highly classified operation and some details still remain classified. Additionally, the first-person accounts published in the first ten years after the raid were hampered by the remaining secrecy, faulty transliterations of manuscripts, and errors in memory of some of the operational details of the mission. Unfortunately, some of these errors still surface from time to time in current works. Finally, the photographic record is sparse. While there are several photos of different aircraft before the raid and Desert One after the calamity, the only known photos of Delta going into action are a series taken by Delta’s photographer SFC Joseph J. “Joe” Sumakeris.