USAF 559th TFS

F-4C Phantom II

64-0656

7th August 1967
1:30 pm

12TFW
Cam Ranh Bay
 
Col Glenn Hubert Wilson

Captain Glen Wilson and his GIB Carl Dennis Chambers were shot down over Dong Hoi, 50 miles north of DMZ. They were captured by the army, quite quickly, close to the small town of Dong Hoi.They 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 they did manage to escape only to be recaptured and continued on their journey North. Once they reached our destination they began their internment in one of the many camps that they were to live in during their five and a half years of captivity.

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Col Glenn Wilson