dieter+dengler | Dieter Dengler, Lieutenant, United States Navy

dieter+dengler | Dieter Dengler, Lieutenant, United States Navy

On June 29, 1966, U.S. Navy Lt. (j.g.) Dieter Dengler, Air Force 1st Lt. Duane Martin,  Air America crewman Eugene "Gene" DeBruin and four Thai civilian Air America crewmen escaped from Ban Hoeui Het POW Camp, depicted above, located deep in the Laotian jungle. (Baker Vail/adapted from map designed by Suan Sugar)

On June 29, 1966, U.S. Navy Lt. (j.g.) Dieter Dengler, Air Force 1st Lt. Duane Martin, Air America crewman Eugene "Gene" DeBruin and four Thai civilian Air America crewmen escaped from Ban Hoeui Het POW Camp, depicted above, located deep in the Laotian jungle. (Baker Vail/adapted from map designed by Suan Sugar)

Dieter Dengler, a POW who escaped a Laotian torture camp during the Vietnam War and chronicled his experience in the book "Escape from Laos", has died. He was 62 and lived in Mill Valley, California.

Dieter Dengler, a POW who escaped a Laotian torture camp during the Vietnam War and chronicled his experience in the book "Escape from Laos", has died. He was 62 and lived in Mill Valley, California.

Dieter Dengler, best known for escaping a Vietnamese prison camp during the Vietnam War. Click link for more info!

Dieter Dengler, best known for escaping a Vietnamese prison camp during the Vietnam War. Click link for more info!

Dieter Dengler - You need to read everything about him, Air America and Laos 1965-1975

Dieter Dengler - You need to read everything about him, Air America and Laos 1965-1975

“I don’t think of myself as a hero. No, only dead people are heroes.” Dieter Dengler (22 May 1938–7 February 2001) was a German-born US Navy pilot on the USS Ranger who, during the Vietnam War, became a POW after taking part in a bombing sortie. Born in the Black Forest region of Germany right before the outbreak of World War II, Dengler never knew his father as he had been KIA while serving in the Wehrmacht. His grandfather, however, was a political enemy of the Reich after being the only…

“I don’t think of myself as a hero. No, only dead people are heroes.” Dieter Dengler (22 May 1938–7 February 2001) was a German-born US Navy pilot on the USS Ranger who, during the Vietnam War, became a POW after taking part in a bombing sortie. Born in the Black Forest region of Germany right before the outbreak of World War II, Dengler never knew his father as he had been KIA while serving in the Wehrmacht. His grandfather, however, was a political enemy of the Reich after being the only…

Dieter Dengler just after his rescue. For a modern-day take on the whole POW-MIA issue and of those left behind in the jungles of Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia after the war, please also see:  This be...

Dieter Dengler just after his rescue. For a modern-day take on the whole POW-MIA issue and of those left behind in the jungles of Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia after the war, please also see: This be...

dieter+dengler | Dieter Dengler (1938 - 2001) - Find A Grave Memorial

dieter+dengler | Dieter Dengler (1938 - 2001) - Find A Grave Memorial

LT Dieter Dengler - USS RANGER (CV-61) Navy Pilot -A1H Skyraider - POW , he escaped from POW camp , rescued by the USAF SAR Team , he was sent to DaNang evacuation hospital to recover. (Portrayed by Christian Bale in the movie RESCUE DAWN )

LT Dieter Dengler - USS RANGER (CV-61) Navy Pilot -A1H Skyraider - POW , he escaped from POW camp , rescued by the USAF SAR Team , he was sent to DaNang evacuation hospital to recover. (Portrayed by Christian Bale in the movie RESCUE DAWN )

POW camp laos MIAs vietnam war jungle mysteries and secrets dieter dengler POW escapee laos skyraider crash site discovered

POW camp laos MIAs vietnam war jungle mysteries and secrets dieter dengler POW escapee laos skyraider crash site discovered

Dieter dengler skyraider engine close to khammouane crash site ban nakay laos dieter dengler incredible POW escape POWs MIAs in laos mysteries and jungle secrets

Dieter dengler skyraider engine close to khammouane crash site ban nakay laos dieter dengler incredible POW escape POWs MIAs in laos mysteries and jungle secrets

Dieter dengler skyraider engine close to khammouane crash site ban nakay laos dieter dengler incredible POW escape POWs MIAs in laos mysteries and jungle secrets

Dieter dengler skyraider engine close to khammouane crash site ban nakay laos dieter dengler incredible POW escape POWs MIAs in laos mysteries and jungle secrets

Civilian Aid Worker  Gene De Bruin -POW/MIA- Air America employee-C-46 shot down…

Civilian Aid Worker Gene De Bruin -POW/MIA- Air America employee-C-46 shot down…

Dieter Dengler just after his rescue. This below is adapted from an article by Zoe Brennan in the Daily Mail, about the ONLY American POW ever to escape from Laos, out of what some people believe w…

Dieter Dengler just after his rescue. This below is adapted from an article by Zoe Brennan in the Daily Mail, about the ONLY American POW ever to escape from Laos, out of what some people believe w…

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