Preserving The Oral HistorIES of Combat Veterans

COMBAT STORIES FROM Vietnam

Lee Ellis | 390th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 366th Tactical Fighter Wing - Air Force

5:55   |   Lee Ellis illustrates how he remembers getting shot down and ejecting himself out of his aircraft and straight into enemy territory. Fortunately his co-pilot, Ken Fischer, managed to also survive and the two of them surrendered to the North Vietnamese as soon as they reached the ground. (Part 2 of 3)

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