Atlanta Voices: Memories of Vietnam

The Film That Saved A Vietnam War POW

Clip | 1m 20s | Video has closed captioning.

Wayne Waddell was an air pilot in the Vietnam War. He had 46 successful flights, but on his 47th mission, he was shot down. The U.S. government had no idea if he was dead or alive until they spotted him in an East German propaganda film. This is the clip from that film, “Pilots in Pajamas,” from which the U.S. gave confirmation to his parents that Waddell was, in fact, alive.

Aired: 11/14/17

Rating: NR

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

Atlanta Voices: Memories of Vietnam is a local public television program presented by ATL PBA.