SIGHTING OF A DEAD U.S. PILOT IN SNUOL DISTRICT, KRATIE PROVINCE, CAMBOD IA

Created: 6/22/1973

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SUBJECT." CAD U'.S. PILOT IN SNUQL DISTRICT, KRA TIE PRGV'fir.5, CAKSrDlA

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. UtflA HfL icoptcr crash ik fla1is NEAR7

ISTRECTi KilATJE province. CAKftODM. later THE rCPSC-VNft Of "HE viet CONG <vc> 5th division KHO WfcRF THE area TOll*f ^THAT THE puot COT out Of THE hflicopter ANDtoapture but HAS caught easby STREAM. . OVlB flying over THE crash site

and SOMEONE iN THE CV1Cspeaking ih englishoudspeaker.

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said that THE OVjB has trying to HELP THE DOMED

PILOT. personnel TRW TiiE 5thMD THAT THE DOWNEDSEEN involved in carryingof the republic (arvn) troops district FOP an operation against THE 5TH division.

said THAT all OTHER personnel aboard THE UHlA were killed in

crash.

2.- the sake personnel of THE 5th division said that Ahelicopter has SHOT dohn on the sake DAY near THE

thc dayswent to see the wreckage of

BOTH AIRCRAFT. THE wreckage OF the "cobra" was located near HE also FOUND the body OF KHAT heievedHEOF theAT aboutSAlO the man appeased

toS BSZnOR TWo DAYS. He HAS CAUCASIAN. AP0UTe*RS

old,3all and HEloXEOKILOS', he had

A thin BUlLDjNG FACE. AtvD OLONDISH HAIR. HE HAS DRESSED IN UKlfORHfISTOL HOLSTCRD I _Jstid THAT OTHSR PERSONNEL IK THE AREAa.SO GONE to it PUT NO ATTEMPT HAD BEEN KaDE to BURY THE BODY SINCE HAS TAKING PLACE AT THE TIME AND no ONE HAD time toAlO THE BODY.

3.r ' OMMENT IsT 1 HOKN VOLUMES I AND II ih sn,_'th?*st'.'T

HAS UtfiO'.C TO make AN IDENTIFICATION.)

CSKKENT: FOLLOWING is AN EVALUATION of THE

REPORT BY THE JOINT CASUALTY RESOLUTION CENTER (jcrcii

A UHlH HELICOPTER CRASHED AT nARCHTHE co-pi'-iT CKt JAHES H, HESTAND. USA <JCRC KR. has CAPTUREO it THE CRASH SITE AND RETURNED. CONTROL ONTAND REPORTED THAT HE Sah THE PILOT AND ONE CREWMAN EVADING in THEhe CRASH SITE. SINCE NEITHER HAS REPORTED IN THE POW CAMP SYSTcM> it is POSSIBLE that BOTH HERE KILLED. HESTAND REPORTEDECOND CREWMAN WAS KILLED ON MS BODY vas

FOUND IN THE VIC'NlTV OF CRASH SITE DOT HAS NOT REMOVED, ANRA UUNSllIP HAS HIT BV SHALL ARMS FIRE aNJ CRASHED AT

THE INDIVIDUAL REPORTEDENT0 AS IL T LAURENCE E. LILLY* USA (JtRC NRiJ)i WHO HAS CO-PROt*. THE PILOT HAS RECOVERED BUT INTENSEE FORCED THE RESCUE AIRCRAFT TO LEAVE LILLY OH IETNAMESE ARMY (ARVN) GROUND RESCUE TEAM REPORTED THAT LILLY HAS KILLED tC-Jfte MlTERS FROM THE WRECKAGE. THE ARVN TEAM HAS ELIMINATED WHILE ATTEMPTING TO SECURELTHOUGH THE REPCRT PLACES BOTH CRASHES IN THE VlClNlTY OFHC TH CHASHSS OCCURRED AT SAME COORDINATE LISTED ADOVC.)

ISSEKI DEFENSE ATTACHE FOR JCRCSAIGON: SSNTINCPAC (FOR CJNCPAC AND POLAD ONLY)VIENTIANE (FOR JCRC REPRESENTATIVE J

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