SIGHTING OF DEAD U.S. PILOT IN HOA BINH PROVINCE, NORTH VIETNAM

Created: 4/18/1973

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i OBSERVED. JET AIRCRAFT FLY OVER TU SOU VILLAGE. KIH.eai DISTRICT, HOA SINH PROVINCE, NORTH VIETNAM (NVK)ERY LOP ALTITUDE* ABOUTINUTES LATER. THE IRCRAFT LEFT THE AREA AND FLEW EAST WITHOUT BOMBING ANY TARGETS. ABOUT THO HOURS LATER* THE LOCAL PEOPLE TOLD . JET AIRCRAFT HAD BEEN SHOT DCKN BY MILITIAMEN OP-THU PHONG VILLAGE. LOCATED ADJACENT TO TU SON VILLAGE,

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BOUT TEN KILOMETERS FROM KOA Bi;.'4A. LOCAL RESIDENTS THERE TOLD HIM THAT AAIRCRAFT HAD BEEN SHOT DOWN BY MILITIAMEN ARMED ONLYAND POSITIONEDILL ABOUT THEY SAIDRAIL OF SMOKE CAME FROHAS IT CONTINUED TO FLY STRAIGHTHAINON THE OTHER SIDE OF. CRASHED ABOUTFROM THE PEAK OF THE MOUNTAIN* AND BURST INTOAT THEITUKEN HAD ALREADY

F,SOUGHT SOMECKN FROM THE KRECKAGE, THE PILOUSQ RECOGNITION AND ONLY THE MAIN PART OP HIS *OOTf yA3 FOUND NEAR THE CRASH SITE. HIS REMAINS WERE TAKENX P'.^NK TO AN OPEN SPACE HHER3 HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE HAD"

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S0IGN HAD SEEN PUT UP NEAR THS AIRCRAFT* 'IGH READ "THANH ISCH CUAHU PHONG" fACHISVEMSNT. OF "HI UT TIVS MONTHS LATER. AS ASSSO

! .i2 SAN5 AREA* HE OSSSRYcO THA) MUCH OF THE DE3RIS ST ILL

AIN'aO BUT WAS ALMOST COMPLETELY COVEREDE.1SE FOUAGS, (HELDHS FOLLOWING IS THE JOINT CASUALTY CRC) EVALUATION OF THE REPORT) JCRCTHIS REPORTY DESCRIBES THgILLIAM H, NELSON, USAF <JCRC ACC WAS HISSING IN ACTION ON69 MILES FROM

j iON VILLAGE,- DESCRIPTION OF DATE. TIME, NUM3ER OFF FLIGHTi OSTAILS Of DOWNING ANO LOCATION OF .CIOS.IT AR= QUITE ACCURATE.I

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6, FIELD OISSEMI DEFENSE ATTACHE FOR JCRC REPRESENTATIVE IN SAIGON1 SENT TO CJKCPAC (FGR ClNCPAC AND POLAD ONLY) L'SSAG AND VIENTIANE (FOR JCRCLY),

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