DEATH OF U.S. PILOT IN THU PHONG VILLAGE, KY SON DISTRICT, HOA BINH PROV INCE,

Created: 6/1/1973

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V If 0fl HOURS-ONE OAY IH ABQuT Ay3uST AM ONE OF. FIVE OR. AIRCRAFT HIT

BYUPESE ARHY ANTIAIRCRAFT.FIRE NEARN THU PHONO VILLAGE. KY SON DISTRICT, HQA BINH PROVINCE. NORTH VIETNAM. THE

V.URCRAFT BU3NSD AND CRASHED VA THE.VICINITY OFKlLOr)=TERSVILLAGE. OTHER AIRCRAFT. ClRCLEJ

FOR'ABOUTINUTES BEFORE LEAVING THE SCENE. AT ABOUT UflO HGUSS N THE SAHE DAY. . ENTWRECKAGE SITE AND SAW THE BODY OF. PILOT THAT HaD.BEEN REMOVED FROM THE WRECKAGE AND PLACED

-ON THEHE PILOTBEEN DECAPITATED AND HIS BODYBEYOND RECOGNITION. (SOURCE. BELIEVEDWAS DECAPITATED IN THE CRASH). .

2. LOCAL MILITIASO THE BODY FROM THE WRECKAGEJ THAT THEY WOULD BURY THE BODY IN THE AREA. ON THE FOLLOWING

CiY, 1 ;EN GRAVE HOUND NEARBOUTETERS WESTE BELIEVED THAT IT WAS THE BURIAL SITE OF THE PILOT. THE HOUND WAS MARKEDHALL BOARO ON WHICH WASHANH TICH CUA DANQUAN XA THUCHIEVEMENT OF THU PHONG

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(FIELD COMMENT: FOLLOWING IS THE JOINT CASUALTY RESOLUTION CENTS* (JCRC) EVALUATION Or THIS REPORT! CORRELATION EFFORTSCRC RESULTED IN THEE IDENTIFICATION OF COLONEL HtLLIAM H. NELSON. UNITED STATES AIR FORCE. AS THE VICTIM INVOLVEDHE INCIDENT COLONEL NELSON'S AIRCRAFT. AN FlflSD. HAS DOWNED6 NEARCCORDING TO RECORDS ON HAND, THE LOCATIOM GIVEN.IN THE REPORT ISND THE DATS OF THE INCIDENTUT COLONEL NELSON PRESENTLYIS CARRIED AS MISSING IN ACTION 9YSERVICE.)

*. FIELD DISSSMI DEFENSE ATTACHE FOR JCRC REPRESENTATIVE;AIGONI SENT TO ClNCpAC (FPR CINCPAC AND POLAD ONLY) USSAGVIENTIANE (FOR-JCRC

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