A Close Call Over Hanoi
“The biggest hazard is trying not to hit other airplanes,” says Dwight “Crow” Wilson, 78.
Wilson, an Air Force veteran, visited the StoryCorps Mobile Booth with his daughter, Anne Savidge, 49, to talk about flying missions during the Vietnam War. The low altitude led to some dangerous situations. “You’re watching all the time. Your head’s on a swivel and your eyes are everywhere,” Wilson explains.
In the audio above, Wilson talks about the time he was almost shot down by a fellow service member, and what happened when he met the man later on.
Dwight Wilson earned two Silver Stars for his wartime service.
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