SIGHTINGS OF TWO U.S. PILOTS CAPTURED BY PATHET LAO FORCES IN SAM NEUA PROVINCE

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I SIGHTINGS OF. PILOTS CAPTURED BY PATHXT LAO FORCES IN SAK BEUA PROVINCE

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SUMMARY. . OR. PILOT WAS CAPTURED BY PATHET LAO *tPL) TROOPS NEAR THE PL SUPREME COMMAND HEAD--UJARTERS CAVE. HE WASI_NT_FwPOtiflT rp AN3 THEN DETAINED AT LINKr.QiJ^ LOCATI3HS Ih "Sati HEIfA PRCVTHCTTI . PILOT *AS LATER CAPTURED IN THE VICINITY "OF HUONG POUA AND BROUGHTft SAKE DETECTION AREA_. EHD SljCHARY.

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I. ON OR. PILOT VAS CAPTURED BY PATHET LAOOOPS ON THE THIRD OAYONDING ATTACK IN AN AREA APPROXIMATELY ONE KILOMETER NORTH OF THE PL SUPREME COMMAND HEAD CU ARTEKS (HQS) CAVE.. WHILE APPROXIMATELY. JET AIRCRAFT CIRCLED OVER THE AREA WHERE THE PILOT HAD LA FID ED AFTER PARACHUTING FhOM HIS BURNING. HELICOPTER ATIEMPTEU TO RESCUE HIM. PL SOLDIEfcS, JOyf.VFR, CAPT>JhEC- THE PILOT BEFORE lye r. THEWCJi HE HAD _

IO THE PL SUPREME CC-tiriAHD HQS CAVE AND THEN TAKEN TO AN UNKNOWN LOCATIONTEhROGATION. THE INTERROGATION UAS

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COfCUCTEDAO WHO USED AS ANOREIGN STUDENT WHO SPOKE ENGLISH AND WHO WAS BORROWED FROM THE NLHST E? IKERHOGATlON THF^Pjl OT WAS DFTATHED AT hH

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AHIS CAVE HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY IDENTIFIED AS THE HEADQUARTERS.)

CHANH- kor, at that tine deputy

CHIEF OF THE POLITICAL OFFICE OF THE SUPREME COMMAND HQS AND CHIEF OF THAT OFFICE'S PERSONNEL SECTION, SAIDASUAL CONVERSATION THAT WHEN THE PILOT WAS ASKED ABOUT TACTICAL' MILITARY INFORMATION, HE SAID HE KNEW NOTHING. HE TOLD THE INTERROGATOR TO ASK. GOVERNMENT FOR IKE ANSWERS TO THOSE QUESTIONS. WHEN ASKED WHAT HE WAS THINKING ABOUT WITH REGARD TO HIS CAPTURE, THE PILOT &ATQ THAThought MOSTLY ABOUT HIS WIFE AND SON. HE SAVE HISSAID THAI

his sosears qld. (field cohhent i chanh-kor. is pr0ba3ly identifiablemajor (chan) kor who was identifiedallier in8 as the third deputy in charge of personnel of the political oivision at sam neua.)

or Three months later. pilotin the vicinity of mu0n8 pqua. (fzeld comment! pqdft is located at* colonel chanh-kori his pilot had been brought toame dententionthe first pilot. (field commentt as shownof approximatelywans in the officialbook, including captian david louis

WHO CRASHED IN an fibs on ts

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HOTOGRAPH LOOKED SIMILAR TO THEEGATIVE REPLY. WHEN ASKED IF ANY PHOTOGRAPHSPAGE WITH SHELTON'S PHOTOGRAPH RESEMBLEDELT OK BUT SAID THAIERY

FLAT -NOSE BRIDGE AND THAT WHILE SHELTON'S HAIR AND FACE SHAPE WERE SIMILAR, HE WAS NOT THE PILOTBHlREMEHdERtD.)

5. ABOUT ONE MONTH AFTER THE SECOND PILOT WAS CAPTURED, PL CAPTAIN, WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE IHPRISOKED PILOTS, CAfvE TO THE SUPREME COMMAND HQS CAVE .AND WAS OVERHEARD TO, WHO AT THAT TIME WAS 1ST DEPUTY SUPREME COMKANDEft OF PL FORCES AND CHIEF OF THE SUPREME COMMAND POLITICAL OFFICES, THAT THE PILOTS WERE HAVING DIFFICULTY ADJUSTINGIET OF LAO FOOD. 5AMAN TOLD KU-TH0N6 TO TRY DIFFERENT FOODS IN ORDER IO FIND OUT WHAT THE PILOTS COULD EAT. IMjflfffiTItti if. -IE TOLDONG TO ASK Ihi. PiLCTSTHEY WOULD ll'f'iEAT AND TJOTJEQUISITION THE FOOD FROM THE QUARTERMASTER

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HAK WHO IS REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN POLICE CHIEF IK XIENG KKCUANG PROVINCE ANO WHO .AS TRANSFERRED TO HOUA PHAN PROVINCE IN INONGXHAS REPORTEDLY VAS CHIEF OF THE SECURITY OFFICE IN THE NAKAY AftEA. SANAN hAYANAN VIBAXHET WHO IS CQNFIRHED AS SUPREME CQKNANDER OF THE SOUTH LAOS REGION (SLR) HCS AID VHO SUCCEEDED GENERAL DOUANGHALA IN PROBABLY. SANAN VIRAKHET FORMERLY WAS DEPUTY COrlRAKOER OFF THE LAO PEOPLE'S LIBERATION ARMY AND CHIEF OF POLITICAL AFFAIRS OF THE XIENG KHOUANG REGIONAL HCS.)

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