The Son Tay Raid: American POWs in Vietnam Were Not Forgotten

The Son Tay Raid American POWs in Vietnam Were Not Forgotten In May aerial photographs revealed what U S military intelligence believed was a POW camp near the town of Son Tay twenty three miles west of North Vietnam s capital city When American official

  • Title: The Son Tay Raid: American POWs in Vietnam Were Not Forgotten
  • Author: John Gargus
  • ISBN: 9781585446223
  • Page: 352
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Son Tay Raid: American POWs in Vietnam Were Not Forgotten

    In May 1970, aerial photographs revealed what U.S military intelligence believed was a POW camp near the town of Son Tay, twenty three miles west of North Vietnam s capital city When American officials decided the prisoners were attempting to send signals, they set in motion a daring plan to rescue the than sixty air men thought to be held captive Force Special OpeIn May 1970, aerial photographs revealed what U.S military intelligence believed was a POW camp near the town of Son Tay, twenty three miles west of North Vietnam s capital city When American officials decided the prisoners were attempting to send signals, they set in motion a daring plan to rescue the than sixty air men thought to be held captive Force Special Operations Forces perfectly executed the raid, only to find the prisoners quarters empty the POWs had been moved to a different location Initially, the Son Tay raid was a devastating disappointment to the men who risked their lives to carry it out Many vocal critics labeled it as a spectacular failure of our nation s intelligence network However, subsequent events proved that the audacity of the rescue attempt stunned the North Vietnamese, who implemented immediate changes in the treatment of their captives They consolidated all Americans from their incarceration in camps to a single downtown Hanoi location where prisoners could take better care of each other The operation also restored the prisoners faith that their nation had not forgotten them rescue, but also flew as a lead navigator for the strike force In the last few years, he has immersed himself in relevant documents that have been declassified He has also conducted extensive interviews with others involved in the secret mission The Son Tay Raid incorporates this wealth of unpublished material air operations planning and training, ground preparation, interviews, and even North Vietnamese perspectives with Gargus own experience No previous account of this top secret action has given so many details or such insight into both the execution and results of Son Tay This book will be an invaluable addition to the history and historiography of the Vietnam War.

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