SIGHTING OF TWO U.S. PILOTS IN THIEU CHAU VILLAGE, THIEU HOA DISTRICT, T HANH H

Created: 2/21/1973

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.TNIEUIRICT, THANH HOA PROVINCE, KORTH. VJEIKAM

- I. AT A33 HOURS ONE DAY IH

PILOTS 'i'EftS CAPTURED BY NORTH VTETHiVJESS ARMY (NVA) SOLDIERS

AFTER THEIR PLANES' HAD BEENVA ANTIAIRCRAFT GUNS

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AT THE HAS ROKG BRIDGE, THANH HOAORTH VI EI ISAM.

GAVE HE DATE, OF HIS OBSERVATION

AS EARLY7 SY THE LUKAK CALENDAR. THIS VOULD MAKE THE DATE OF HIS OBSERVATION ABOUT7 OH THE GREGORIAN CALENDAR.) BOTH PILOTS BAILEO OUT IH RED PARACHUTES. OHE OF THEMICE FIELD IN THIEU CHAU VILLAGE, THIEU HOA DISTRICT, THANH HOA PROVINCE, ABOUTOKSTSRS NORTRUEST OF THE HAM RONS BRIDGE. THE OTHER PILOT LAKDEO lit AM UNIDENTIFIED VILLAGE3 SON DISTRICT, THANH HOA PROVINCE, ABOUTILOMETERS SOUTHEAST OF THE HAM RONS BRIDGE. THE FIRST PILOT'S PLANE CRASHED IN THIEU CHAUUT OWE KILOMETER FROM WHERE THE PILOT

2. AFTER BEING CAPTURED THE PILOT VHO LANDED3 SON DISTRICT WAS BROUGHT TO THIEU CHAU VILLAGE OH AN NVA TRUCK. HE WAS NOT ALLOySQET OFF THE TRUCK AND AFTER ABOUT FIVE MISUTES THE PILOT WHO WAS CAPTURED IN IHIEU CHAU VILLAGE WAS ALSO PUT ON THE TRUCK AND THEY WERE BOTH DRIVEN AWAY IN THE DIRECTION OF HANOI.

HE PILOT CAPTU3ED II IH1EUOR ABOUTI3UTES ftfiD-THE OT.HE3 PILOT FORFIVE HlfiUIES Al A

DISTANCE OF FOUR MKT

3. BOTH PILOTS VERE CAUCASIAN. APPEAREO TO BE IN GOOD HEALTH, AND WERE NOT WOUNDED. THE PILOT WHO LANDED IN IHIEU CHAU VILLAGE WAS ABOUTEARS5 METERS TALL, WEIGHED ASOUT SB KILOS,EAVYIDEQUARE FACE, ASP BLOHD, CftEV-CUI HAIR. THE SECOND PILOT WAS ABOUTEARS OLD, VEI3HED BEIVEEHND ILOS, HAD BLOr-'D HAIR, LOT'S SIDEBURNS, AND VAS

SHAVEN.

UNABLE TO ESTIMATE THE".

OF THIS PILOT SINCE THE PILOT WAS SEATED IN THEOTH PILOTS HAD THEIR FLIGHT SUITS AMD BOOTS TAKE') AWAY FROM THEM IN EKCKANGE FOR NORTH VIETNAMESE PAJAMAS IMMEDIATELY AFTER THEY VERE CAPTURED.

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