Prisoner Of War

When Allied POWs at Stalag Luft III saw a Me 262 flying above the camp were so shocked they feared Germany could still win War World II

When Allied POWs at Stalag Luft III saw a Me 262 flying above the camp were so shocked they feared Germany could still win War World II

The Messerschmitt Me 262 Nicknamed Schwalbe (Swallow), the Messerschmitt Me 262 surpassed the performance of every other World War II… Read More

4 months ago

This Naval Aviator Nearly-Fatally Wounded Himself to Convince North Vietnamese that He Was Willing to Die rather than to Capitulate to Their Demands

James Stockdale James Bond Stockdale, US Naval Academy Class of ’47, is the epitome of leadership and inspiration, as well… Read More

5 months ago

Hanoi Taxi: the story of the C-141 StarLifter that became the first Aircraft to Return Vietnam Prisoners of War to the US

Although C-141 StarLifter aircraft had flown many military and humanitarian missions, none was more significant than the mission flown by… Read More

1 year ago

Col. Joe Kittinger, USAF Fighter Pilot, POW and Longtime Freefall Record Holder Passed Away

Retired USAF Col. Joe Kittinger, whose 1960 parachute jump from almost 20 miles above the Earth stood as a world… Read More

1 year ago

SR-71 RSO tells the story of when two Blackbird spy planes Generated Tri-Sonic Booms over Hanoi to signal a POW escape

‘The mission was a complete success. No one could believe that we came within two seconds of the mark,’ Colonel… Read More

2 years ago

The day Allied POWs at Stalag Luft III saw a Luftwaffe Me 262 flying above the camp were so shocked they feared Germany could still win War World II

The gun turret operators among the prisoners said that there was no way they could rotate their turrets fast enough… Read More

2 years ago

USAF last serving POW retires (and recalls the moment his A-10 was shot down during Operation Desert Storm)

“I thought to myself ‘this is it - I’m a dead man,’” Lt. Col. Rob Sweet, last serving USAF POW… Read More

3 years ago

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… Read More

4 years ago

Sound of Freedom over Hanoi: how two SR-71s Generated Tri-Sonic Booms to Free US POWs in North Vietnam

To ensure that the POWs directly involved in Operation Thunderhead were fully aware of the CinC's approval of the plan,… Read More

5 years ago

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… Read More

5 years ago

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… Read More

5 years ago

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… Read More

5 years ago

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… Read More

5 years ago