MAR 1 1
WORTH VIETNAM (KVM) SOUTH VIETNAM (SVN)
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DATE AND PLACE OF ACQUISITION:
7 (P) SALOON, Vietnam
In. pilot waa put on display at CONO Kuricet, QUANG TRACH District, 'QUANO BINH Province, NVN. The angry crowd tried to attack the pilotVN oodre told tha assembled people that he. major who had taken part in the bpmbing of the market three days earlier. The pilot addressed the crowd through an-interpreter and was then led away to an unknown destination. elicopter mechanfcwas captured by VC forces in KONTUM Province, SVN In He waa the sole survivor in his aircraft which hnd been shot down*. The Kechanic, who held the rank of sergeant,lju rifle and escaped, but was soon recaptured because of his unfanllinrity with the terrain and with the weapon.
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aaw and heard. prisoners of war on twofirst tine occurred in5 whon Source'sto QUANQ TRACK District, QUANG BINH Provinco, and Sourceto goumber of comrades to CONQ Market to When they arrived, they found that the market hadthroo days previously. Whila they wore purchasingcommand-car carrying many men from the Armed. pilot stopped in front of the market. adre ledcar the pilot who was aboutears old, wore blackby the NVN authorities, and who seemed afraid. Thea speech to the gathering crowd to the effect that this man
. Air Force Major who participated in too bombarJrwnt of the market which had killednnocent people; that the pilot had boon shot down near DONG HOI by NVN anti-aircraft artillery guns* and that the pilot had been captured by the NVN people. The cadre continued that the pilot confessed to having taken part in the bonbing and so he had been led to the market to explain his action to the people end to witness the atrocity which he committed.
oadrs'e statement angered the crowd which producedknives in an affort to beat the pilot. One man In thea rako and stabbed at the pilot's faco; fortunately, anpushed the rake away, but injured his hand in the attempt
to defleot it. The cadre asked the people to remain calm so that the pilot could offor an explanation and ordered the security unit to construot ara-enclosure to protect the pilot. Through an interpreter, the major stated,id not intend to bomb the market, but In flying over it, my supervisoraw fires, so he throught that Itonvoy and ordered an attack". After the pilot made his statamcnt^he cadres, who feared that the people would hurt him, led him away to an unknown destination.
heard about another prisoner of war in6 afterinfiltrated SVN, arriving in KONTUM Province. Areturningice-transportation mission toldhe had. prisoner of war whose hand had beenwho was bound. An armed VC group conducted the prisoner tovillageC soldier said that the prisoner heldofdechanic. helicopterbeen shot down one week earlier. The mochanic was theand was being takenearby camp when heof the security group's going to transport rice, toguard,toifle and to escape. However, because ofwith the terrain and the weapon ho was recapturedback to his security guard.Original document.