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By John Gargus

In might 1970, aerial images printed what U.S. army intelligence believed was once a POW camp close to the city of Son Tay, twenty-three miles west of North Vietnam's capital urban. whilst American officers made up our minds the prisoners have been trying to ship indications, they set in movement a bold plan to rescue the greater than sixty air-men considered held captive. On November 20, a joint workforce of volunteers from military eco-friendly Berets and Air strength designated Operations Forces completely completed the raid, in simple terms to discover the prisoners' quarters empty; the POWs have been moved to another place. at the beginning, the Son Tay raid used to be a devastating unhappiness to the lads who risked their lives to hold it out. Many vocal critics categorized it as a miraculous failure of our nation's intelligence community. besides the fact that, next occasions proved that the audacity of the rescue try out shocked the North Vietnamese, who carried out fast adjustments within the therapy in their captives. They consolidated all american citizens from their incarceration in camps to a unmarried downtown Hanoi position the place prisoners may well take greater care of every other.
The operation additionally restored the prisoners' religion that their state had now not forgotten them. John Gargus not just participated within the making plans section of the Son Tay rescue, but additionally flew as a lead navigator for the strike strength. within the previous couple of years, he has immersed himself in correct records which have been declassified. He has additionally carried out huge interviews with others serious about the key project. "The Son Tay Raid" accommodates this wealth of unpublished fabric - air operations making plans and coaching, flooring education, interviews, or even North Vietnamese views - with Gargus' personal event. No prior account of this top-secret motion has given such a lot of information or such perception into either the execution and result of Son Tay. This publication should be a useful addition to the background and historiography of the Vietnam War.

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