SEA Prisoners of War

Air Rescue and Special Operations crews that were Prisoners of War during the Vietnam War.

Det 1, 38th ARRS (Prov), NKP
HH-43B (62-4510)
20 Sep 65

Thomas J. Curtis (P)
Duane W. Martin (CP)
William A. Robinson (FE)
Arthur N. Black (PJ)

Det 5 38th ARRS, Udorn
CH-3C (63-09685)
6 Nov 65  (1st Jolly Green lost in SEA)

Warren E. Lilly (P)
Jerry Singleton (CP)
Berkley E. Naugle (FE)
Arthur Cormier (PJ)

Duane Martin was incarcerated in a camp controlled by the Pathet Lao and held captive in Laos. His escape resulted in him being captured by villagers and murdered and now is listed as MIA. The other POWs were held by the North Vietnamese and released in 1973.

Berkley E. Naugle was burned but was able to EE and later rescued. See the link below for his amazing story.

William A. Robinson, Arthur N. Black and Arthur Cormier were given a battlefield promotion to 2nd Lt. by the senior camp officer while imprisoned. Their promotions were upheld by the Secretary of the Air Force after they were released.

Air Force Magazine (April 2010)
"Commissioned In Hanoi" (Courtesy of Tom Green)

Library of Congress Documents Veteran Tributes Articles
- Arthur Cormier
- Duane Martin
- Arthur Black
- Thomas Curtis
- William Robinson
- Warren Lilly
- Duane Martin
- Arthur Black
- Thomas Curtis
- William Robinson
- Arthur Cormier
- Warren Lilly
- Jerry Singleton

Task Force Omega 
- Arthur Neil Black

Military Wikia Article

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