Hamfist Over The Trail: The Air Combat Adventures of Hamilton "Hamfist" Hancock (The Adventures of Hamilton "Hamfist" Hancock)

Hamfist Over The Trail: The Air Combat Adventures of Hamilton "Hamfist" Hancock (The Adventures of Hamilton "Hamfist" Hancock)

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Gold Medal Winner in Global eBook Awards!

It’s 1968. Hamilton Hancock is the Distinguished Graduate at his Undergraduate Pilot Training class at Laughlin Air Force Base. He is on the fast track to become a fighter pilot, slated to fly an F-100, F-105 or F-4 in Vietnam. Then, the “needs of the service” intervenes, and he is assigned to fly one of the smallest, slowest aircraft in the Air Force inventory, the O-2A.

Hamilton becomes a Forward Air Controller (FAC) in Vietnam, based at DaNang Air Base, and picks up the nickname “Hamfist”. While Hamfist flies in air combat over the Ho Chi Minh Trail and battles an enemy gunner with a deadly record, on the ground he must also battle his inner fears and personal demons.

When he repeatedly loses friends shortly after reconnecting with them, Hamfist becomes convinced there is a “Hamfist curse”. He becomes a virtual hermit, and tries to avoid interacting with his friends. Then he receives a letter that devastates him.

Just when his personal life reaches its lowest point, Hamfist goes to Tokyo on R&R and meets his soul mate. They had lost an opportunity to meet six years earlier, and now Fate has given them another chance. Hamfist returns from R&R with a renewed sense of optimism.

His life is taking a turn for the better. But first he must make it through his Vietnam duty unscathed.


Inspired by actual events.

This novel is the first book in the Hamfist Trilogy. The combat action continues in the sequel, "Hamfist Down!".

"Hamfist Over the Trail by G.E. Nolly is a book that anyone who has ever served in the Unites States Air Force will appreciate. Nolly takes readers back to a time when the military was in place to defend the country, regardless of what it took, and he does a nice job of giving readers an inside look at what actually happened." - Writers Digest Self-Published Book Awards

"The author’s experience as a pilot shines through every page. The action and dialogue make you feel like you’re part of the crew on each mission. The language is authentic, which is to say occasionally there are expletives. If you like a good action-packed adventure tale, this one is for you."
- Military Writers Society of America

"I recommend highly this trilogy to anyone who wishes to know all there is to know about the attitudes and daily activities of those who flew airplanes in the Vietnam War." - Vietnam Veterans of America Books in Review

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Product Details

  • Author: G. E. Nolly
  • Publication Date: 2014-01-11
  • Product Group: eBooks
  • Binding: Kindle Edition, 266 pages
  • ASIN: B008MB4RPI

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