Yankee Air Pirate

The Yankee Air Pirate Podcast tells the stories of Captain Richard A. Stratton, USN (Ret) - Tales of Southeast Asia.

-These stories include the shoot down itself, the torture he endured, the propaganda campaign by the North Vietnamese, life as a POW in Vietnam, and conversations about many great American heroes as told by Richard Stratton, himself.

-The show will also include the stories of other great American patriots in their own words when they join us for an episode.

-The Yankee Air Pirate podcast is hosted by Richard Stratton’s oldest son; Patrick Stratton, a US Naval Academy graduate and former US Marine Corps Captain.

- It’s best to start at episode #1, the story is designed to be heard in sequence.

- Contact: To send a note to the Yankee Air Pirate send email to: We would love to hear from you!

-Some of the podcast player platforms that Yankee Air Pirate is available on include: Apple iTunes Podcast Player, RADIO PUBLIC, SPOTIFY, Stitcher, and Google Player. Just Search for: "Yankee Air Pirate”

Semper Fi


Paul Galanti-Hanoi POW March-EP#17
Show Details52min 29s
Paul Galanti - 96.5 Combat Missions EP#16
Show Details1hr 1min
Jerome Rand-EP#15-Solo Circumnavigation
Show Details1hr 32min
Homecoming EP#14
Show Details55min 49s
NAPS83 EP.#13
Show Details47min 4s
Freedom Day EP. #12
Show Details1hr 1min
Hanoi POW Medical Care - An Oxymoron EP#11
Show Details40min 7s
Camp Unity EP.#10
Show Details54min 42s
Quincy Strong! EP.#9
Show Details28min 1s
The 4th Allied POW Wing Ep.#8
Show Details53min 12s
The Propaganda Machine! - EP.#7
Show Details46min 56s
The East Germans and Doug Hegdahl -EP.#6
Show Details51min 53s
Training for War - EP.#5
Show Details49min 35s
The Mad Bomber of Hanoi - Ep.#4
Show Details45min 2s
Who Won the Army Navy Game - Ep.#3
Show Details29min 37s
The Hanoi Hilton Ep. #2
Show Details39min 17s
A Bad Day! - Ep. #1
Show Details24min 55s