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Returning American Prisoners of War

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When the Vietnam War was over, many prisoners of war (POWs) were freed.  Many MIAs (“Missing in Action”) were still unaccounted for, however.  This image depicts joyous former POWs as they leave North Vietnam for the trip home.

Maintained at the U.S. National Archives, this picture has the following description:

Newly freed prisoners of war celebrate as their C-141A aircraft lifts off from Hanoi, North Vietnam, on Feb. 12, 1973, during Operation Homecoming.  The mission included 54 C-141 flights between Feb. 12 and April 4, 1973, returning 591 POWs to American soil.  U.S. Air Force photo.

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Media Credits

Image online, courtesy U.S. Department of Defense.

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