August 26, 1967 : Major George E. Day shot down over North Vietnam

Introduction

Badly injured after ejecting when his North American F-100F is shot down over North Vietnam, Major George E. Day is captured and severely tortured. He later managed to escape and eventually made it to the DMZ. After several attempts to signal U.S. aircraft, he was ambushed and recaptured, and was later moved to prison in Hanoi, where he continued to strongly resist to his captors. Finally released in 1973, Major Day was awarded the Medal of Honor for his conspicuous gallantry while a POW.

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August 26, 1967 : Major George E. Day shot down over North Vietnam

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    August 26, 1967 : Major George E. Day shot down over North Vietnam

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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/major-george-e-day-shot-down-over-north-vietnam

  • Access Date

    October 21, 2017

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    A+E Networks