CAPTURE OF A DOWNED U.S. PILOT IN SON LA PROVINCE, NORTH VIETNAM

Created: 1/9/1970

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ji-uia Capture,. Pilot OAIl t*0 Id Sod Ln Province, Uorto Vietnam

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aource described the aircraft as ajut, silver In color, *lth seats for Tha tall of tbo aircraft *ns "round"rings were perpendicular to the fuselage with 1

and fll con*irrigations. Those that be Identifiedreaoinbled thatanberra Jot Bomber.) The alreraft bad not caught fire wheo it bad crashed and was Intaot. Onco the alroraft had boon mtrlpped of its "important parte" by looal security muthorltlea, the remainder was left for tho populace to salvage.

along with tbe other awmborsbe pilot back to Bon La where be wasto an armed Peoples' Public Security unit, aorganisation. Tha pilot was not mistreatedwalk from Ban Clang to Bon La, but did appearoe days later, tbe pilotadioId Sod La giving; seme persona! biographic datathat bin mission bad been to bomb She Son Letmade do restitution and made only one Source was repeatedly aeked if he couldpilot's Dame or any part of, but he reiterated thatbeen so loag ago that b* eould not remember many of

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5. The source believed that. pilot was Initially taken to a, prison located five kilometers north of Son La in Ban Hal, ska Ban Co, Hamlet. The prison had four to five bulldlngo,o SO meters long and ems used for hold las Kortr Vietnamese political prlaonors, and South Vietnamese "spies." After. pilot left Sou La, tho source did not see or Bear about him again. Be assumed that the pilot *as trflDEfsrred to Banol, as all. pilots eventually were taken tner*. The last time tbe source saw tbe pilot, however, he ems in good physlral condition

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