SIGHTING OF 30-40 CAUCASIANS, POSIBLY PRISONERS, IN HANOI; SOV

Created: 1/1/1984

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Aaaiatant vice Director For Collection Kanagenent

Department of Defense Principal Advlaoi For Prisoner of. Hai

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Missing In Action Affaire (International Security Affairs) DlrecLor. Vietnam, Laos and Kanpuchta

Bureau of East Asian and pacific Affairs

Department of State

Sightingaucasians, Possibly Prisoners, in Hanoii Soviet-Aided unitary Project

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Attached as of possible interest to you iseport obtained from the debriefingietnane.se refugee whoaucasians, who were possible prisoners, in Hanoi in se also had second-hand knowledgeoviet-aided military project at yen Tu in Ouang Kinh Province and of work on Soviet nlssllc mcdifiration at ttoa Binh.

Tftia very eensltivo information is for your background use only. There will be no further distribution of this report and additional dissemination or extraction of this information requires prior approval from this Agency. DIA is authorized to pass this information to the Joint Casualty Resolution Center fJCRC) and its representatives in Bangkok.

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aucasians, Possibly

Prisoners, in Hanoi; Soviet-Aided Military Project

TEXT; 1. in2 betweenndaucasian men were sightedasenentwo-storied buildingilitary compound in Hanoi. The men, who were viewedentilation grate, wore grean People's Amy of Vietnan (PAVN) unifoms without insignia. They were of large build and some had mustaches. Khcn sighted, the Caucasians were engaged in playing chess, billiards and indoor basketball. It is not known what language the Caucasians spoke, but it was not Russian or Polish.

2. The Caucasians ve re sighted by

rive arouno tne city. Afteruilding near the Ho Chi rilnh Mausoleum which waa believed to house offices for inportent foreigners in Hanoi, the two pan and [ "ldrove along Dlen Blen Street for appro*inately four ulnutca. fbc car then turned Into two other streets (direction unknown) and travelled for ten additional minutes. The cenpound was locatedree-lined street and was surroundedeters high topped with barbed wire. The gate to tha compound waa guarded by two soldiers in PAVN uniforna. The compound had ona two-storied building. The two-storied building had an external staircaaa- The compound was patrolled by two guards.

3. Whilethe two-storied building the two

men waited outsTSeT while waiting they glancedentilation grate at the corner of the building and saw tht Caucasians in the basement. The two men attenpted toetter look at the Caucasians but were apprehended by two guards, who admonished them for wandering around the compound. The men also were reprimanded byl-

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5. As Of2 at Yen Tu, north of Vang Da Mi,believed being conductedecret strategic projectPeople's Amy of Vietnam (PAVK) with Sovieta PAVti center in Hoa Binh work is being performedthe Sovieto make it as effectlvt aa ven Tu amy bo near Pha Lai,

which is the locationAVN missile unit, but the military center at Hoa Binh is unconfirmed. Why PAVN would want to modify thehichonger range than theas not explained.)

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laaid that ha was not familiar with Hanoi and therefore was unable toetter description of the

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