Little Dieter Needs to Fly

Dieter Dengler was a German-American pilot who was shot down over Laos in February 1st of 1966 during the early phase of the Vietnam war. He himself noted that the only reason he took part in the war was because of this love to fly planes. Once shot down he was subsequently held prisoner but managed to escape on June 29th, 1966. Accompanied by documentary award winning film maker, Werner Herzog, Dengler in this film attempts to describe and re-enact some of his experiences from the war and being held captive.  

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  1. This man helped make Laos the most bombed country in history. The Americans dropped more bombs on Laos than the combined amount dropped all sides in WWII.

    And America was not at war with Laos.

    Dieter must be so proud.