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Lieutenant Shane Osborn was born in South Dakota in 1974 and was raised in Nebraska, where he attended the University of Nebraska on a Naval ROTC scholarship. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement in flight. He lives in Anacortes, Washington.

Malcolm McConnell has written extensively on military aviation and is the author of, among other books, Men From Earth, Fulcrum and Into the Mouth of the Cat.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Osborn, Shane, Aerial reconnaissance, American South China Sea, Reconnaissance aircraft United States, Reconnaissance aircraft Accidents