Operation ivory coast was a mission conducted by united states special operations forces and other american military elements to rescue us prisoners of war during the vietnam war it was also the first joint military operation in united states history conducted under the direct control of the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. Shortly after 200 am on the morning of november 21 1970 the night sky near hanoi was shattered by the roar of planes on their way to undertake one of the most carefully planned and executed rescue missions of the vietnam war the raid on son tay prison to rescue american prisoners of war. I worked on this project thanks to my good buddy nin joe perez the director needed an actor to play the general so i brought in my uncle who is a decorated. The raid the son tay prison rescue mission benjamin f schemmer on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers minutes after 2 am on november 21 1970 more than one hundred us war planes shattered the dark calm of the skies over hanoi their mission rescue sixty one american pows from son tay prison less than thirty minutes later. Minutes after 2 am on november 21 1970 more than one hundred us war planes shattered the dark calm of the skies over hanoi their mission rescue sixty one american pows from son tay prison less than thirty minutes later the raid was over but no americans had been rescued the prisoners had
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