Ep.44 – Operation Babylift
At the close of the Vietnam War, the US attempted to evacuate thousands of orphans by tossing them on commercials airplanes
In the closing days and hours of the end of the Vietnam War, as Saigon began to crumble, the American military attempted to evacuate as many orphans out of the country as they could. These children were flown out in makeshift airborne nurseries to be delivered to American parents waiting to take them in. But further investigations revealed that many of these children were stolen from families and would spend decades trying to locate the families lost to them years ago.