I saw that in a movie.
Mickey Rooney played the helicopter pilot, I forget who played the jet jockey who was shot down.
Not much plot.
It was William Holden in "The Bridges of Toko-Ri", based on the novel by James Michener. I'm not sure that it was based on the IRL story above though as the outcome is different but the gist is similar. The movie also starred Grace Kelly as Holden's wife.