SIGHTING OF A U.S. PRISONER OF WAR IN QUANG BINH PROVINCE, NORTH VIETNAM (WIT

Created: 7/9/1973

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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY Washing.

MEMORANDUM FOR: Vice Admirale Poix Director

Defense Intelligence Agency

Reports Concerning the Possible

Identity ol Oncot. POW/MIA/ Deceased in Indochina

The attached reports are forwarded in this channel because they concern tho possiblo Identity of one or. POW/MIA/Deccased in Indochina. In lhe field, copies of the reports were made available to the organizations listed in the final paragraph of the reports. No further dissemination, other than to you and the individuals listed below,eing made.

FOR THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR OPERATIONS:

cc: Admiral Rcctanus Admiral lVnllinlre Admiral Road Genoral Ogan Colonel Ilea

VColonel Tope Major Watson Captain Adams Mr. Stearrnan Mr. Sioverts

REPORT CLASS COENT IAL/WARNINGENSITIVEAND METHODS INVOLVED/NO FOREIGN DISSEM'CCNTROLLED NORTH

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SUBJECT SIGHTINGRISONER OF WAR JN QUANG OJNh PROVINCE, NORTH VIETNAM

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1. png evening in early2?. jet planes att aCKi'NS ksa3 thanh thuy mU8Gj

le thuy district. ouan?province* north vietnam and saw one of the planes' shot downurface-to-air missile* the following day at aboutours, | '.s* prisoner of war (pcw) being guarded oy three north vietnamese public

SECURITY CADRE IN THANH THUY VILLAGE, ASSUMED THE POW HAS FROM THE PLANE WHJCH HAD BEEN SHOT DOWN THE EVENING BEFORE. I'"*' OBSERVED THE POWISTANCE OF ABOUTEET AND ONLYEW MINUTES BECAUSE THE PUBLIC SECURITY CADRE

BEGAN ESCORTING THfc POW NORTH ON ROUTE 1,

AID THE POWEGRO,3 METERSWEIGHED ABOUTILOGRAMS, HEONGIGH NOSE.IDE MOUTH'. THE POWA GRAY FLIGHT SUIT BUT ALL INSICNJA HAD BEEN REMOVED I V COKHENTi WAS SHOWN BQTH VOLUMES OF "PRISONERS

OF WAR AND MISSING IN ACTION IN SOUTHEAST ASIA" BUTOSITIVE IDENTIFICATION.)

THE JOINT CASUALTY HrSOLUTiONPROVIDED THE FOLLOWINGCERNIN3 THE "RECORDS INDICATE THAT THE INCIDENTCAPTAIN LARRY F< POTTS. POTTSAS MIA2 A] POTTS WaSCBSSRVER. ON FAC.MISSION AT THE TIME OF LOSS. EIGHTETERS,LACKNRIH GLASSES, COLOR OF EYES UNKNOWN.

N9 CTl'ER REPORTS ARE ON FJLE UHJCH

POSSIBLY CORRELATE TO

4. FIELD DISSEMt DEFENSE ATTACHE FOR JCRC REPRESENTATIVE IN SAIGONI SENT TO ClNCPAC (FOR CIKCAC AND PCLAD ONLY) USSAG AND VIENTIANE (FOR JCRC REPRESENTATIVE ONl>)

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