comscore Pan Am flight out of Saigon in ’75 changed lives forever
Business | Rearview Mirror

Pan Am flight out of Saigon in ’75 changed lives forever

  • COURTESY GERALD FORD PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY / 1975

    President Gerald Ford met many of the planes in San Francisco.

  • COURTESY GERALD FORD PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY / 1975

    President Gerald Ford met many of the planes in San Francisco.

  • COURTESY GERALD FORD PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY / 1975

    Operation Babylift resulted in the rescue of over 3,000 mostly orphaned babies from Vietnam in 1975. Hundreds turned out in Honolulu to meet the planes and feed, bathe and holdthe babies.

My friend Betty Santoki, a former Pan Am stewardess, reminded me about the rescue of over 3,000 mostly orphaned babies from Vietnam at the end of that war in 1975. Most landed at Hickam Air Force Base and were cared for by Honolulu residents. Read more

Scroll Up