Dieter Dengler Death
Dieter passed away on February 7, 2001 at the age of 62.
When did Dieter Dengler die?February 7, 2001
How old was Dieter Dengler when died?62
Dieter Dengler Birthday and Date of Death
Dieter Dengler was born on May 22, 1938 and died on February 7, 2001. Dieter was 62 years old at the time of death.
Birthday: May 22, 1938
Date of Death: February 7, 2001
Age at Death: 62
Dieter Dengler - Biography
Dieter Dengler (May 22, 1938 – February 7, 2001) was a German-born United States Navy aviator during the Vietnam War and later a private aircraft test pilot and commercial airline pilot. He was one of two survivors, the other being Phisit Intharathat, out of seven prisoners of war (POWs) who escaped from a Pathet Lao prison camp in Laos. He was rescued after 23 days on the run following six months of torture and imprisonment and was the first captured U.S. airman to escape enemy captivity during the Vietnam war.