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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian01 Aug 2022 3:51 a.m. PST

Col. James Lamar was shot down during a bombing mission over North Vietnam in 1966 and spent 7 years as a POW, including at the prison camp called the 'Hanoi Hilton'

Fox News: link

F4U5nl01 Aug 2022 7:45 a.m. PST

Picture is not of F-84s. F-86. Glad to see the standards of the media are being maintained.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2022 10:17 a.m. PST

At least they didn't call it a tank.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2022 1:43 p.m. PST

I have no idea why this article shows a 1950s era jet fighter to tell the story of a pilot who spent 7 years in an NVA prison.

But what strength of personality does it take to come back from that? In WWII one was incarcerated with many hundreds of colleagues, as company. With Red Cross protection and letters from home (well, if you were in Europe anyway).

I get the impression that NV was not as barbaric as Japan, in treatment of POWs (maybe because the media war had to be won of course)

The scary bit for me is that the more senior POWs were a prime target for the USSR interrogators and I wonder how many did "not survive the injection", dying months later a long way from Vietnam.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2022 9:47 a.m. PST

Pays to read before you post. I meant "ejection" of course.

Pyrate Captain14 Aug 2022 5:55 a.m. PST

I beg to differ. That low wing root and horizontal stabilizer is distinctly F-86. I believe it is a TF-86.

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