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Shot down pilot rescued from Bosnia

Title
Shot down pilot rescued from Bosnia
Genre
Press conference
TX Date
8 Jun 1995
Year of production
1995
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Duration
00:07:18
Description
The commander of NATO troops in Bosnia, Admiral Leighton Smith gives a press conference in London on the operation to rescue an American pilot from Serbian-held territory in Bosnia. Captain Scott O’Grady hid for six days after his jet was shot down. He alerted colleagues on his survival radio and a crack US Marine team was sent in, led by Marty Bert.
Contributors
Leighton Smith
Keywords
USA; Military aircraft; Pilots; NATO; War (concept); Wars (events); Yugoslavia; Civil wars (events); Bosnia and Herzegovina; Scott O’Grady; Marines; Marty Bert; Yugoslav War (1991-1995)

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