1 hr 3 min

Son Tay Raid#2: Colonel John Gargus, USAF - EP#22 Yankee Air Pirate

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This is part number 2 of 3 episodes discussing The Son Tay Raid with Col John Gargus USAF (Ret). If you have not listened to part 1 with Col Gargus yet, go back and listen to that episode first to get the full story… In 1970, then Major Gargus was a key mission planner for The Son Tay Raid. Because of his expertise in navigation over Vietnam he also served as the lead navigator on that mission helping to guide all the Raiders behind enemy lines, undetected, arriving at the Son Tay Prison compound at 0218 on the morning of November 21st, 1970.

In this episode we discuss more details of the secret training in Florida, the special equipment they acquired to use during the mission, and also, i ask Col Gargus about how and when Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Command, ADM John S. McCain Jr. was notified about the secret rescue mission being planned for the POWS… He of course had operational responsibility for the Vietnam theater of operations, and was the father of then POW..LCDR John Sidney McCain III.

This Son Tay Raid Web Site has pictures and other key information about the Raid:

sontayraid1970.com

Link to the book about the Son Tay Raid written by Colonel Gargus:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/160344212X/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_HxPNFbTQ7QJ8W

This is part number 2 of 3 episodes discussing The Son Tay Raid with Col John Gargus USAF (Ret). If you have not listened to part 1 with Col Gargus yet, go back and listen to that episode first to get the full story… In 1970, then Major Gargus was a key mission planner for The Son Tay Raid. Because of his expertise in navigation over Vietnam he also served as the lead navigator on that mission helping to guide all the Raiders behind enemy lines, undetected, arriving at the Son Tay Prison compound at 0218 on the morning of November 21st, 1970.

In this episode we discuss more details of the secret training in Florida, the special equipment they acquired to use during the mission, and also, i ask Col Gargus about how and when Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Command, ADM John S. McCain Jr. was notified about the secret rescue mission being planned for the POWS… He of course had operational responsibility for the Vietnam theater of operations, and was the father of then POW..LCDR John Sidney McCain III.

This Son Tay Raid Web Site has pictures and other key information about the Raid:

sontayraid1970.com

Link to the book about the Son Tay Raid written by Colonel Gargus:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/160344212X/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_HxPNFbTQ7QJ8W

1 hr 3 min

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