PRELIMINARY DEBRIEFING SITE FOR CAPTURED U.S. PILOTS IN VINH PHU PROVINC E AND

Created: 6/10/1971

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I. AR1 DEB*IlFIUG. PILOTS SHOT DWRH PHU PROVINCE, IETNAMAS LOCATED AT THE LAM THAO PLANT /WJMlSBS/ NEAR THACH SOH VILLAGE, LAR THAO DISTRICT* VIIH PHU PRCE. . PILOTS VERE TAKES TO THE DCBR1EFUG POUT OH ORE OCCASION Ik EIGHTH ID Al UIKIOVI UMBER, TKE FRISO-ERS WERE ESCORTED TO TKE SITE BT PERSOIIEL OF THE ARMED PUBLIC SECURITY FORCE? /APSP/, AID STUDEIISECHOOL SERVED AS PE41KE7ER GUARDS. EACH TKIE PRISOMERS MERE BROUSHT TO THE SITE THET RODEN OPEI CAR OF CKlS-SE ORIGIS RESERBLI EC Aft AFRICAN JEEP. SOME OF THrARDS' RODEEAD CAR AMD OTHERS RODE IN TWO CARS FOLLOW UC THE PRISONERS. UP OB THEIR ARRIVAL AT THE PLAIT, THE GUARDS LINED UP, ORRIDOR THROUGH WHICH THE PILOTS ENTERED THE BUILDING. AT THISHINESE IETNAMESE GREETED THE PILOTS AID LED THEM UTO THE BUILD HO. OTS USUALLY RERAISED II THE BUILDING FOR SEVERAL MOORS* BHEN THEY EMERGED THEY HAD OAMG FRW UNIFORMSILIAI CLOT HISS. SAID

HAD TOLD HIM TKE FOREIGNERS -ERE SOVIET AND CORRUUST CK1RESE. SOVIET PERSOIIEL MAD BEE* 5TAII01ED AT THE PLANT SIICE IIS CONSTRUCTION H BUT IITHE NUMBER OF SOVIETS WAS.

REDUCED TO THREE OR FOUR, AND IT REMAINED AT THAT LEVEL AS OF

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ABOUTCWUMItl CHINESE PERSOIIEL ARRIVED AT THE PLANT 6 AND THERE WERE ST ILL ABOUT zo THERE AS OF JURE AS FARi SOVIETCWU1UNIE7 CH1VEGE RERCOmCL

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2. (AFTER SHAKING HANDS WITH THEP CHINESE, THE PRISONERS WERE LEDIFFERENT VEHICLE FROM THE OKE WHICH BROUGHT 7HtT TO THE SITE. THEY WERE ESCORTED FROM THE PLANTIFFEPE'IT SET OF GUARDS WHO, WORE YELLOW AND^WllITE UNIFORMS. AND

WERE Vi;i. RIFLES ftRD PISTOLS. ^ DID NO? KNOWE DESTI-

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THE PRISONERS.

hBOUT S9 STUDENTS FROH THE LAP! THAO SEC DUD-LEV EL (ERE SELECTED BY THE SCHOOL SUPER INTEDDE NT, DAO KHAC

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STUDENTjVAS CAREFULLY SCREENED AND THEN TRAINED IN THE PROCEDU ES FOR HA. PRISONERS. AMPHLET ENTITLED

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TREATMENT OF AMERICAN PRISONERS" /CHINK SACH DOI/ WAS USEDRAINING DOCUMENT, AND STUDENTS EN SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS ON THE RECEPlION-OF THE "

S AT THE DEB3IEFING SITE. ONE OF THE FGilCTIOBS OF

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GUARESISARM ANY VILLAGERS VITH WEAPONS

i LLOVIBG THEM aOSE TO THE AMERICANS. AS LORG AS NO PHYSICA1 CONTACT WAS MADE WITH THE AMERICANS, THE VILLAGERS WERE Pit MI TIED TO APPROACH THE PILOTS AND MAN? ANY REMARK SUITABLE] TO THE OCCASION.

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