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Son Tay raider recalls the hunt for POWs in North Vietnam 50 years ago | Marine Corps Times

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Son Tay raider recalls the hunt for POWs in North Vietnam 50 years ago | Marine Corps Times
By US military recon aircraft photo - http://www.vietnamwar.com/sontayprisonraid.htm, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2183643

Operation Kingpin took place 50 years ago and still stands as a stellar example of a well-planned and executed mission, despite the POWs being moved to a different location beforehand. In November of 1970, a team of almost 60 operators attempted to rescue prisoners of war from the Son Tay prison compound. Despite the prisoners having already been moved, the operation caused the Viet Cong to treat their prisoners more humanely, in an attempt to prevent more raids.

Source: https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-military/2020/11/21/son-tay-raider-recalls-the-hunt-for-pows-in-north-vietnam-50-years-ago-today/