SIGHTING OF TWO U.S. PILOTS IN AN THUY DISTRICT, HAIPHONG MUNICIPALITY

Created: 1/31/1973

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AT0 HOURS OH ABOUT. AIRCRAFT WERE SHOT DOMII BY NORTH VIETNAMESE ARKTANTI-J AIRCRAFT "ISSUES OVER AN TWIT DISTRICT, HA IP HO TO MUNICIPALITY t

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NORTH triCTMIlVivn'. AH) THE PILOTS OF THE AIRCRAFT WERE

CAPTURED. THE TWO AIRCRAFT WERE VITH ABOUT TEN OTHERS THAT ATTACKED TIIF.N AO PERRY.

2. ONEHE PILOTS BAILED OUTFD PARACHUTE AND

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LAUDED II BAC HA VILLAGE, Al THUT DISTRICT, ABOUT TVOOUTH OF HER Al CITY, AD VAS CAPTURED BY MILITIAMEN. I " THER PILOT BAILED OUTARACHUTE AID LA?nED II THE RICE FIELDS OFAN VILLAGE, Al THUY DISTRICT, ABOUT TK3EE KILOMETERS SOUTH OF KIEI Al CITY. HE RESISTED CAPTURE BY FIRING HIS PISTOL AT MILITIAMEN ATTEMPTING TO CAPTURE HIM. HE WAS CAPTURED AFTER RUNNING OUT OF AMMUNITION ANDWOUNDED IN ONE THIGH. HE VAS UNABLE TO VALE AID VAS CARRIEDEHICLE by EIGHT HILIIIAHEI, TKE PILOTS WERE DRIVE! AWAY II SEPVA VEHICLES.

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.'- OBSERVED THE PILOTSISTANCEETERS, RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTIONS FROH THE RILITIAHEI MHO CAPTURED THE PILOTS. 'THE PILOT US!NO TKE RED PARACHUTEOLONEL, CAUCASIAN,EARS OLD, ABOUT 0 METERS TALL, WEIGHED ABOUT OB KILOS, EAVY BUILD, WORE TWO PISTOLS,RISTVATCHLACK FACE. THE OTHER PILOT VAS CAUCASIAN, ABOUTEARS OLD, ABOUT1 MEYERS TALL,NNDROWN FLIGHT SUIT.

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4, (FIELD COME NT I fHtf"JOINT CASUALTY RESOLUTION CENTER (JCRC) EVALUATED THIS REPORT AS FOLLOWS: "SCREENING yfOP JCRC RECORDS REVEALS THAT DURIW THE TIME FRAME MENTIONED IR THIS REPORT. TKE BEST POSSIBLE CORRELATION; FITS THE INCIDENT jIRVOLVin CMDR.PjTZEl, USI, AID LT. ORLAND JAMES ^PEKPER JR., USI. CMDR. PITEEH AND LT. PENDER HERE FLVINO

IG CAP REARJ^iEfiW JJSJM TRIN AIRCRAFT VAS DOWNED BY UNKNOWN CAUSES. DESCRIPTIONS>IT THE INDIVIDUALS,O THE TIME OF DAY MENTIONED IS CLOSE TO IKE

TIME OF LOSS. CMDR PITZEI ANO LT. PENDER ARE PRESENTLY

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CARRIED AS KISSIW II ACTIO! BY THEIR SERVICE.") (FIELD COME IT I REITKEli MH'S IAHE APPEARSHE LISTS OF POH'S PROVIDED BY TKE NORTH VIETNAMESE AND vIET COHG REPRESEITATIVES-II PARIS AS POV'S SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE. AUTHORITIES.)

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