The Story of an F-1111 Aardvark POW Who Had to Eject over North Vietnam

By Master Sgt. Patrick Nugent - commons file, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=61417351
July 10, 2019 Topic: History Region: Asia Blog Brand: The Buzz Tags: POWVietnam WarF-111F-111 AardvarkOperation Linebacker II

The Story of an F-1111 Aardvark POW Who Had to Eject over North Vietnam

And what the enemy thought about him.

“I stood up and made a gesture of surrender, and they were all over me. Funny thing, the first thing to come off was my Seiko watch . . . then they got around to my gun and knife. They stripped me down to my underwear and boots and marched me down the hill to a base camp they had set up as a holding area to await a truck to come out from Hanoi and get me. I had been on the ground, evading them, for a week.”

This article by Dario Leone originally appeared on The Aviation Geek Club in 2018.

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