R A V E N C H R O N I C L E S A R C H I V E S
The Raven Chronicles, In Our Own Words by John Fuller & Helen Murphy is a unique collection of first person accounts by the USAF forward air controllers who flew in the Secret War in Laos. Restricted by the 1962 Geneva Agreement, they flew in civilian clothes in unmarked light spotter aircraft. These pilots regularly operated from primitive dirt landing sites, often flying in poor weather, with few navigational aids, under the constant threat of enemy fire, and in the midst of towering mountains and unforgiving karst formations. According to USAF history, they were one of the success stories of the war. They built a legend of efficiency and daring in their control of RLAF and USAF air strikes supporting Laotian ground units.
Long Tieng routine turnaround Raven John Fuller AT-28D pilot. Crew Chief Clyde Barr loading weapons
Raven AT-28D #599