War in Vietnam
Carrier Pilots Show Little Stress in North Vietnam Raids
Experienced Navy carrier pilots exposed to a high degree of danger in attacking heavily defended North Vietnamese targets show almost no reaction to this nonphysical stress in terms of increased heart rate, according to a recent study. The study, conducted by National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Flight Research Center with Navy cooperation, consisted of medically monitoring pilots flying from the USS Constellation in the Gulf of Tonkin during October, 1966.
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