SIGHTING OF A CAPTURED U.S. PILOT IN DAI TU DISTRICT, BAC THAI PROVINCE, NORTH

Created: 7/1/1974

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SUBJECT SIGHTING. PILOT IN DAI TU DISTRICT 8AC THAI PROVINCE. NORTH yIETNAH

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SURFACE-TO-AIR MISSILE FIRED.FROM DA PHUC AIR BASE, VlNH PHU

PROVINCE* NORTH VIETNAM. THE PLANE HAS PLYING HUH THREE QT/NGR

S WHICH HERE BOMBING AROUND THAI NGUYEN CITYi 8AC THAI

ORTH VIETNAM, THE PLANE BURST INTO'FLAMES OVER dai

TU DISTRICT, BAC THAI PROVINCE, AND CRASHEDN A

FOREST OF HOA BINH HAMLETi CAt NE VILLAGE, DAI TU DlStRJCT.

THE PILOT,BAILED OUTED AND WHITE PARACHUTE AND LANDED

IN THE FOREST IN HOA BINH HAMLET NEARGUYEN SAID /

THAT THE DOWNED PLANE HAD BEEN FLYINGIGHER ALTITUDE THAN

THE OTHER THREE PLANES WHEN IT HAS HIT.

AFTER THE PILOT LANDED. APPROXIMATELYFROH. CAT NE VILLAGE" HENj TO THE FOREST AND CAPTURED

.HIM. THE PILOT HAS INJURED AND THE MILITIAMENTRETCHER AND BROUGHT HIM OUT TO THE EDGE OF tKE FOREST WHERE NGUYEN OBSERVED THE PILOTISTANCE OF ABOUT SIX METERS FOR ABOUT FIVE MINUTES, THE PILOT'S ARMS ANDROM HIS NOSE TO CHIN, HERE SERIOUSLY INJURED. HE COULD NOT WALK. HE

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APPEARED TO BE TIRED AND THIRSTY ANi) HAS ONLY WEARING THE PILOT? METERSA80IJTILOS.EAVYARGEIGH FOREHEADECEDINGLONGOSE AND SHORT BLACK WAVY HAIR* AT ABOUTTHAT DAY THE PILOT WAS EVACUATED TO THEND AT.0 WAS DRIVEN AWAY INTOWARD THAI NGUYEN

-THAT EVENING ONE OF THE MILITIAMEN tOLD NGUYEN THAT WHILE AT THE DISPENSARY THE PILOT HADO.NVGRSATION. IN ENGLISHEMBER'OF THE.HANOI GEOLOGYHE PILOT SAID HE WASJQRN9 ANDOLONEL IN.RCE THE PILOT HAD HADEISSIOKS OVER NORTH VIETNAM. THE PILOT AID THAT. AIR FORCE PERSONNEL RETURNED TO THE UNITED STATES AFTER HAVINGOMBING MISSIONS.

4. (SOURCE COMMENT I NGUYEN WAS SHOWNNDF PRISONERS OF WAR AND MISSING IN ACTION IN SOUTHEAST ASIA AND SAID THAT THE SUBJECT PILOT LOOKED SIMILAR TO THE FOLLOWING TWO PICTURES! WILLIAM. A. LOLUME I} AND THOMAS VANCE T F,'

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oluhe [i. nguyen said that the picture of lillund has host similar to the.pilot, especially the followingong sharp nose, high cheekbones* high forehead, receding hairline and short havy hair, in the picture, parrott's hair is different from the subject pilot's. (field comment 1 the joint casualty resolution center (jcrc) evaluated this report as follohsl "this reporty describes. the incident involving air force lt. col; arthur col. finney was the pilot of4light of four aircraft

THE riLSSivri OVER "n't TARGETiAH. the plane has in flahes AND was disintegrating when col. finney ejected, ood chute deployed amd was seeninghan to go downensely HOODeJ area OF low hills at the plane crashed AT this ISefinite correlation. there" are other cases hiTH similarities TO this report, while THE tihe OF col. finney's iNCI DMNT is ONE YEAR earlier than that reported. the season IS the SAME. comparison of the photographs identified BY pham tu nguyen with those of col finney reveals many SIHlLARIties*")

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ISSEM DEFENSE ATTACHE FOR

REPRESENTATIVE

SAIGONI SENT TO CINCPAC (FOR ClNCPAC AND POLAD ONLY) USSAG

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AND VIENTIANE (FOR JCRC REPRESENTATIVE ONLY

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