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Operation KINGPIN 1970
On 21 Nov 1970, a joint United States Air Force and United States Army force landed 56 U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers by helicopter at the Sơn Tây prisoner-of-war camp, which was located 23 miles (37 km) west of Hanoi, North Vietnam. The objective of the operation was the recovery of 61 American prisoners of war thought to be held at the camp. It was found during the raid that the camp contained no prisoners as they had previously been moved to another camp. 57 USAF aircraft participated, with one F-105G being lost.

Operation KINGPIN 1970

On 21 Nov 1970, a joint United States Air Force and United States Army force landed 56 U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers by helicopter at the Sơn Tây prisoner-of-war camp, which was located 23 miles (37 km) west of Hanoi, North Vietnam. The objective of the operation was the recovery of 61 American prisoners of war thought to be held at the camp. It was found during the raid that the camp contained no prisoners as they had previously been moved to another camp. 57 USAF aircraft participated, with one F-105G being lost.

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Inscription:SON TAY RAIDER 21 NOVEMBER 1970
Base:Son Tay Prison Camp, Hanoi, North Vietnam
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Date added:Apr 04, 2013
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