Subject: SHOT DOWN IN HELICOPTER
Robert Ware wrote on May 1, 2004
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City and State: LONG BEACH CA
Unit: USS MACHESTER CL83
Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea
Comments: I am trying to find out the fate of Lt. Ken Henry and the helo pilot from the USS Manchester who were shot down. They were attempting to rescue an aviator previously shot down. This incident was the basis for the movie "Bridges of To-ko-Ri. The last that was heard was that they had been captured. No other information was given before we left the area. I believe the incident acurred in the early spring of 1953.
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