Accession Number:

ADA126749

Title:

Use of Life Support Equipment by Aircrews Captured in Southeast Asia,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INSPECTION AND SAFETY CENTER NORTON AFB CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-09-03

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

This paper and those of Dr. Lewis and Mr. Shannon provide the first real insight into the life support problems encountered by a third group--our returned prisoners of war POWs. The returnees were queried by mail as part of a joint HQ USAF and Air War College sponsored study of the POW experience in Southeast Asia SEA. Col. Hoe Kittinger developed the form used in that study to query USAF returnees concerning their experience with aircraft egress, life support equipment, and mission data. At the time this paper was being prepared, 209 of the 218 questionnaires completed by returnees documenting their pre-capture experiences had been received, and it is on these 209 questionnaires that our statistics are based. This paper will analyze the experiences of the POWs who returned, and compare parts of them with the experiences of successful evaders and noncombat survivors.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE