USAF 559th TFS

F-4C Phantom II


7th August 1967
1:30 pm
Released: March 14, 1973

Cam Ranh Bay
Captain Carl Dennis Chambers


  On August 7, 1967, while on a road reconnaissance, mission number 101, I was shot down.

My front seater, Captain Glen Wilson, and I were captured by the army, quite
quickly, close to the small town of Dong Hoi. We spent over a month being
transferred to the city of Hanoi. During that time we were paraded through
villages, stoned, and kicked by the local townspeople. For a brief twelve
hour period we did manage to escape only to be recaptured and continued on
our journey North. Once we reached our destination we began our internment
in one of the many camps that we were to live in during our five and a half
years of captivity.

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Captain Carl Dennis Chambers