Former POWs relive freedom flights

Retired Maj. Gen. Edward J. Mechenbier talks about the maintenance of the "Hanoi Taxi," a C-141 Starlifter, with Staff Sgt. Jeremy First (left) and Tech. Sgt. Mike Heaton, reservists with the 445th Airlift Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, on Wednesday, May 3, 2006. General Mechenbier, a former prisoner of war, was repatriated on the Hanoi Taxi during Operation Homecoming. General Mechenbier and about 120 other former POWs will take part in a weekend of aircraft retirement events May 5 and 6. The aircraft is set for retirement and dedication at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, on May 6. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman Kenny Kimbrell)

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