THE HUNTER KILLERS: THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF THE FIRST WILD WEASELS, THE BAND OF MAVERICK AVIATORS is about a top secret program to search and destroy surface-to-air missile sites at the beginning of the Viet Nam War. This scary concept called for our planes to hone in on a missile site that was blowing them out of the sky and get them first. Who better to tell the story than a talented writer, who actually had the same job more than a generation later.
THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by Dan Hampton on the title page at his home. It is a new, unread first edition opened only for signing. Published in June, 2015 by William Morrow, an imprint of Harpercollins.
DAN HAMPTON (pictured below from our Wall of Fame) is a retired Air Force pilot who flew 151 combat missions with a total of 726 career combat hours. He fought in The Gulf War, The Kosova War and the Iraq War. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with Valor , the Meritorious Service Medal and the Purple Heart. He flew the famous F16, known as the Wild Weasels whose mission was to hunt down and destroy Surface-To-Air missile sites (SAM), considered the most dangerous job in the air. Thank you Dan Hampron for signing our books.