Tag: Prisoner Of War

Venerable MC-130P Combat Shadow that Took Part in Son Tay Raid Going to Castle air museum
The MC-130P #66-0212 that took part in the special forces raid on Son Tay to rescue prisoners of war being held captive in North Vietnam will be retired to become a permanent display at Castle air museum. The MC-130P #66-0212 that took part in the special forces raid on Son Tay to rescue...
To ensure that the POWs directly involved in Operation Thunderhead were fully aware of the CinC's approval of the plan, a unique covert signal was devised - two SR-71 tri-sonic booms, exactly 15 seconds apart, would ring out over Hanoi… US aviators first became prisoners of war (POWs) of the North Vietnamese in...
A-10 Warthog pilot recalls lessons learned as POW
On his 30th mission in Desert Storm, enemy forces shot down Lt. Col. Rob “Sweetness” Sweet’s A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft, southwest of Basra, Iraq. “I said goodbye to myself because I thought I was a dead man.” As a young first lieutenant, Lt. Col. Rob “Sweetness” Sweet, never thought he’d...
The story of C-141 Hanoi Taxi, the first Aircraft to Return Vietnam Prisoners of War to the U.S.
The Hanoi Taxi flew two missions into Hanoi, carrying out 78 POWs and two civilian returnees to the Philippines, and four missions from the Philippines to the U.S., carrying 76 ex-POWs The C-141 Starlifter was the US Air Force’s first major jet aircraft designed to meet military standards as a troop...
Missing P-47 Thunderbolt pilot from WW II found
More than 400,000 of the 16 million Americans who served in WWII perished during the conflict, and 72,766 remain missing The remains of former P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft pilot then assigned to the 66th Fighter Squadron of the 57th Fighter Group have been found and identified. As told by...
Tomcat Down in Iraq, Part II: Prisoner Of War
"I thought about my family a lot. I felt that if I was reduced to counting the bricks in the cell, I would have lost control," Lieutenant Larry Slade, former VF-103 F-14A(Plus) Tomcat RIO While Lieutenant Jones struggled to survive in the desert, his RIO, Lieutenant Larry Slade, had already been picked up....

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