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MASH Angels: Tales of an Air-Evac Helicopter Pilot in the Korean War Paperback – Nov 16 2009


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“A Korean War saga with implications for modern medical care . . . . MASH ANGELS is an engaging, inspiring account of those willing to place themselves in danger in order to save lives.” (Kirkus )

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Richard C. Kirkland was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, six Air Medals and the USAF Commendation Medal. After his Korean War service he was an executive in the aerospace industry. His other books include War Pilot. He lives in Vienna, VA.


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The real MASH pilots Dec 21 2009
By Palle J. Christensen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Richard C. Kirkland was a 100 % fighterpilot from WWII, but found himself in Korea in helicopters - an unbelievable waste of talent as he saw it! His former buddies tangled with MiG's overhead, while he got to grips with the "grunts'" lives. Helicopter-lifting the wounded to nearby MASH hospitals, in a life or death struggle. We get to know the real "Hawkeye" surgeon from the 8055 MASH. A larger than life character apparantly, as portrayed in the movie and TV-series. Personal problems, showing on "R&R" in Japan f.ex., is honestly reported. The pioneering efforts of casualty recovery is nailbiting. As when the author gets conned into a night recovery. (The Sikorsky H-5 had no instrument lighting or landing light!). Highly recommended!
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A 'must' for any military library strong in Korean War accounts Feb. 21 2010
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
MASH ANGELS: TALES OF AN AIR-EVAC HELICOPTER PILOT IN THE KOREAN WAR provides a fine account perfect for any library strong in Korean war history and events. If provides a personal account of danger and heroism from one of the pilots who pioneered the use of helicopters for battlefield medical evacuation, telling of his front-line experience rescue flying and military medicine challenges. A 'must' for any military library strong in Korean War accounts.
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Mash Angels Review Sept. 26 2010
By JW - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Mr. Kirkland's writing skills have sharpened over the course of producing 3 books.
His writing projects warmth and candidness onto a bleak historical framework.
He reminds us that the Air Force was a vital participant in those life-saving missions and in early helicopter history.
Mash Angels is a valuable addition to Korean War history and a pleasure to read.
Pioneers of Medevac and Rescue July 28 2015
By James D. Crabtree - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I picked this up and just started reading to get an idea of what kind of book this was... and I couldn't put it down. I put aside all the other material I was reading so I could finish it all the way through.

Kirkland started out as a fighter pilot in WWII, then in peacetime found himself retrained as a helicopter pilot. Captain Kirkland found himself sent to Korea during the last phase of fighting, which saw 2nd generation helicopters used for rescue operations behind enemy lines, the evacuation of wounded soldiers for medical care and the recovery of Allied pilots who were shot down. These early machines were piston-powered, using cloth-covered rotor blades to create lift. They were underpowered and tricky to fly, but brave men did the job.

Kirkland was disappointed at not having the chance to return to the Air Force as a fighter pilot, ideally flying the new jets. But eventually he came to appreciate the importance of the mission he could do as a helicopter pilot. Well-written and illustrated with black and white photos this is a great book.
Korean War helicopter pilot and his memoirs April 6 2014
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is a very good read. I don't know if he wrote his own book or had it ghostwritten, but he tells a pretty good story. The guy has truly been there. It's like watching M.A.S.H. but you know that none of it was made up (in fact the real Hawkeye is prominent in this book, and Kirkland says the TV version wasn't that far from the truth). A must-read for war buffs.


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