STUIFBERGEN, GENE PAUL

Name: Gene Paul Stuifbergen
Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/E5
Unit:
Date of Birth: 29 June 1934
Home City of Record: AUGUSTA MI
Date of Loss: 27 November 1968
Country of Loss: Cambodia
Loss Coordinates: 134415 North  1072940 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: UH1F #7942
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident: Earl Gurnesey, releasee
Refno: 1332

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action
Combat Casualty File.

REMARKS:

CACCF/CRASH/AIRCREW

SYNOPSIS:
Documents that follow are from the Library of Congress. Each have
a document number.

CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS: CASE 1332

ON 27 NOVEMBER 1968 SSGT GENE P. STUIFBERGEN, FLIGHT MACHANIC, MAJ JOHN B.
WALKER, CO-PILOT, TSGT VICTOR R. ADAMS, FLIGHT MECHANIC, AND THE PILOT, (NAME
UNKNOWN), WERE ABOARD A UHLF HELICOPTER, (#65-7942), ON A COMBAT MISSION OVER
COMBODIA.  DURING THE MISSION THE HELICOPTER WAS IN A HOVER ABOUT 10 FEET ABOVE
THE GROUND OVER A LANDING ZONE, WHEN IT WAS HIT BY ENEMY GROUND FIRE.  THE
HELICOPTER ROLLED TO THE LEFT, CRASHED AND BURNED IN THE VICINITY OF GRID
COORDINATES YA 700 200, APPROXIMATELY 10 NAUTICAL MILES WEST OF DUC CO, SOUTH
VIETNAM.  RESCUE EFFORTS WERE INITIATED, RESULTING IN THE RESCUE OF MAJ WALKER,
TSGT ADAMS, AND THE PILOT, ALL OF WHOM ESCAPED FROM THE BURNING WRECKAGE.  SSGT
STUIFBERGEN WAS PINNED UNDERNEATH THE AIRCRAFT WRECKAGE AND HIS DEATH WAS
APPARENTLY INSTANTANEOUS.  BECAUSE OF HOSTILE ACTION IN THE AREA, HIS REMAINS
WERE NOT RECOVERED. (REF I & 2)

DURING THE EXISTENCE OF JCRC, THE HOSTILE THREAT IN THE AREA PRECLUDED ANY
VISITS TO OR GROUND INSPECTIONS OF THE SITE INVOLVED IN THIS CASE.  SSGT
STUIFBERGEN'S NAME AND IDENTIFYING DATA WERE TURNED OVER TO THE FOUR-PARTY
JOINT MILITARY TEAM WITH A REQUEST FOR ANY INFORMATION AVAILABLE.  NO RESPONSE
WAS FORTHCOMING.  SSGT STUIFBERGEN IS CURRENTLY CARRIED IN THE PRESUMPTIVE
STATUS OF DEAD, BODY NOT RECOVERED.

REFERENCES:

<1> MSG, 14TH CSG NHA TRANG AB, RVN, 27150OZ NOV 68. <2> LTR, HQ 14TH SOW, 29
NOV 68. <3> DETAILED REPORT OF INVESTIGATION, CASE 1332, 150458Z APR 93.

NEGOTIATION ACTIONS

A CASE FILE NARRATIVE PERTAINING TO GENE P. STUIFBERGEN WAS MAILED TO
THE CAMBODIAN GOVERNMENT ON 18 MARCH 1987 BY THE EXEC DIR OF THE
NATIONAL LEAGUE OF FAMILIES.  A NEGOTIATION FOLDER ON THIS CASE WAS
PASSED TO THE GOVERNMENT OF CAMBODIA DURING THE 22-23 AUGUST 1991
TECHNICAL MEETING.  CASE NARRATIVE 1332 WAS PASED TO OFFICIALS OF THE
VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT DURING THE 6-7 MARCH 1992 TRILATERAL MEETING HELD
IN PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA.  CASE NARRATIVE 1332 WAS PASSED TO
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF CAMBODIA FOLLOWING THE
3-4 AUGUST 1992 POW/MIA TECHNICAL MEETING.

JOINT INVESTIGATION, SURVEY OR EXCAVATION:

ON 3 APRIL 1993, A JOINT U.S./CAMBODIAN INVESTIGATION/RECOVERY TEAM
(IRT) INVESTIGATED THIS CASE AT PU NHAI VILLAGE, GRID COORDINATE
YA640204, RATANAKIRI PROVINCE.  THE TEAM INTERVIEWED VILLAGERS, BUT THEY
HAD NO SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE CONCERNING THIS CASE.  THE VILLAGERS PROVIDED
INFORMATION ON TWO BODIES DISCOVERED IN THE AREA DURING THE VIETNAME
WAR, BUT THEY SAID THE BODIES HAVE LONG SINCE DISAPPEARED AND NO
CORRELATION COULD BE MADE TO THIS CASE.  REPORTEDLY MINEFIELDS UP TO 5
KILOMETERS IN DEPTH EXIST THROUGHOUT THE AREA.  THIS WAS CONFIRMED BY
UNTAC PERSONNEL.  FOR SAFETY REASONS, THIS CASE WAS RECOMMENDED FOR NO
FURTHER FIELD ACTIVITY. (REF 3)

REFNO:   1332-0-01 (ACCNO 5749) Status: (N) DEAD BODY NOT RECOVERED
Name:    STUIFBERGEN, GENE PAUL Date Status assigned: 27 Nov 1968
         Nationality  AMERICAN       Race  CAUCASIAN blood Chit #
         Service       AIR FORCE     Sex  MALE Blood type A
         Grade        E5             Hair  RED  Complexion #
         SSAN         373-34-8679    eyes    BLUE               weapon  #
         Serial No    016449399      Heiqht 70 in /1.78 mtrs weapon No  #
         Birth date    29 Jun 1934   weight 185 lb / 83.8 kg Duty pos FLGT MECH
         Home State MICHIGAN         Religion PROTESTANT
         PW Camp

         INCIDENT LOCATION:

         Site Type:           CRASH SITE
         UTM:                 48PYA700200
         Lat/Lonq:            134416N / 1072949E
         Country:             CAMBODIA
         Military Region:     5
         Mission Province:    RATANAKIRI
         Mission District:
         Mission Date:        27 Nov 1968
         Mission Category:    3
         Local Analysis:      Near populated area.

         ACTIVITY SUMMARY:

         Folders Passed: Aug 92, Mar 92, Aug 91, Mar 87
         Investigations: Mar 93
         Vessey Case: NO
         Case type:      CRASH SITE
Survivability:  (5) In the aircraft at the time of the crash

VEHICLE DATA:

Vehicle Type: UHLF
Crash Type: None Call
Sign: @

Serial: 7942

Engine Type: T53

Serial:

Year: 65                               2 Serial:

SPECIAL CHARACTER KEY:

# = Item has been researched but data cannot be obtained. $ = Item is not
applicable to this case.
@ or Blank Data for item is unknown or not available.  DOC[ 1-206
COUNTRY[ CBO
LOCATION[ UNK
DATE[ 00/00/68
STATUS[ POW
NUMBER[ UNK
US ORG [ US

FGN ORG[

CUSTODY[ UNK

CENSORED REPORT, SIGNAL INTERCEPT.  INTEL SOURCES INDICATE THAT DURING
1968 ONE U.S. HELICOPTER WAS SHOT DOWN OVER CAMBODIA AND THE CREW
CAPTURED.

PAGE 1-559
DOC[ 1-233
COUNTRY[ RVN, CB
LOCATION[ GIA LAI PROV (PLEIKU) AND PHU YEN PROV DATE[ 03/00/66 AND
06/00/66

STATUS[ POW
NUMBER[ 20
US ORG[ US
FGN ORG[
CUSTODY[ NVA
REPORT FROM COMBINED MILITARY INTERROGATION CENTER, NO.  US 562-68, 14
MAR 1968, IR 6-028-1072-68.  DURING THE SPRING OF 1966, WHILE SOURCE WAS
COMPLETING HIS INFILTRATION FROM THE NORTH TO SOUTH VIETNAM, VIA THE
DMZ, LAOS, AND CAMBODIA, HE SAW SOME NVA TRUCKS IN (VC) GIA LAI PROVINCE
(PLEIKU PROVINCE) AFTER CROSSING A RIVER GOING INTO CAMBODIA.  A TRUCK
DRIVER TOLD SOURCE THAT HE HAD U.S. POWS INSIDE [NO NUMBER GIVEN].  THE
POWS WOULD BE FLOWN TO THE NORTH FROM CAMBODIA. LATER, SOURCE SAW 20
U.S. POWS THAT WERE CAPTURED AFTER A BATTLE BETWEEN THE NVA AND ARVN AND
U.S. FORCES NEAR TUY HOA, PHU YEN PROVINCE.  THESE POW WOULD BE SENT TO
(VC) GIA LAI PROVINCE AND CAMBODIA FOR TRANSPORT TO THE NORTH TOO.

PAGE 1-619

DOCUMENT[ 1-575

COUNTRY[ CB

LOCATION[ RATANAKIRI, KON TUM
DATE[ 04/02/69
STATUS[ POW
NUMBER[ 1
US ORG[ USA
FGN ORG[
CUSTODY[ NVA
REPORT FROM 6499TH SPECIAL ACTIVITIES GROUP (USAF), IR 1516-0675-69
(5800-05) . CAPTURED NVA SAID, ON 2 APR 1969, HE SAW A WOUNDED U.S. ARMY
2ND LIEUTENANT CARRIED INTO THE T-5 STATION, CAMBODIA.  THE USP WAS
CAPTURED IN KONTUM PROVINCE. HE SURRENDERED ONCE AND THEN TRIED TO RUN
AWAY.  THE USP WAS WOUNDED WHEN HE TRIED TO RUN AWAY.

[NOTE:   DIA'S 1980 SEA CASUALTY LIST INDICATES: 690402 - Wl POWERS, L.
, USA, VS, XX, CH47; 690403 - 03 JEFFERSON, P., USAF, AND 02 ECKLUND,
A., USA, VS, XX, 01G.] PAGE 3-041

DOCUMENT[ 1-785

COUNTRY[ CB

LOCATION[, RATANKIRI, MONDOLKIRI DATE[ 09/00/68
STATUS[ POW
NUMBER[ I
US ORG[ US
FGN ORG[
CUSTODY[ VC
[POOR QUALITY FIRST PAGE] REPORT BY 6499TH SPECIAL ACTIVITIES GROUP, IR.
1516-0140-70, REF BLACKBEARD.  INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM CAPTURED VC.
SOURCE WAS A RUNNER FOR VC UNIT IN CAMBODIA.  DURING MID SEPTEMBER 1968,
WHILE ON TRAIL BETWEEN COMMO-LIAISON STATIONS T-3 AND T-4, HE SAW A
U.S.POW UNDER VC ESCORT. THE USP'S ARMS WERE BOUND.  HE WAS CAUCASIAN,
WEARING JUNGLE FATIGUES, BLACK LEATHER BOOTS, AND ABOUT 24 YRS OLD.

PAGE 3-581

DOCUMENT[ 1-813

COUNTRY[ CBO

LOCATION[ K-9 REGROUPING AREA
DATE[ 06/00/69
STATUS[ POW
NUMBER[ ]-
US ORG[ US
FGN ORG[
CUSTODY[ NVA
REPORT FROM COMBINED MILITARY INTERROGATION CENTER, IR 6-029-0162-70.
THIS IS A BRIGHT LIGHT REPORT.  MACV FOR JPRC.  INFORMATION FROM
CAPTURED NVA, 27 JAN 1970, NATIONAL CCHIEU HOI CENTER, SAIGON.  DURING
JUNE 1969, WHILE INFILTRATING SOUTH WITH UNIT, SOURCE WAS AT K-9
REGROUPING AREA, CAMBODIA, WHEN HE SAW A U.S.POW UNDER NVA GUARD.  THE
USP WAS IN BLACK PAJAMAS AND HAD AN INJURY TO ONE KNEE.  HE WAS CARRIED
IN A HAMOCK BY THE NVA GUARDS.  THE USP AND GUARDS WENT IN THE OPPOSITE
DIRECTION. [REMAINDER OF REPORT IS VERY DETAILED ON ROUTE OF
INFILTRATION, EQUIPMENT ISSUED TO EACH NVA SOLDIER, INDOCTRINATION
TOPICS, ETC.] (CHECK REFNO 1277)

PAGE 3-624

DOCUMENT[ 1-895

COUNTRY[ CB

LOCATION[ RATANAKIRI PROV

DATE[ 04/00/69

STATUS[ POW

NUMBER[ I

US ORG[ USA

FGN ORG[

CUSTODY[ NVA

REPORT BY 6499TH SPECIAL ACTIVITIES GROUP, IR 1516-0409-70, REF BLACK
BEARD.  ON 13 MARCH 1970, PLEIKU, SVN, A CAPTURED NVA GAVE INFORMATION.
DURING APR 1969, WHILE SOURCE WAS IN THE AREA OF T-7 LIAISON STATION
(14-10N 107-20E) , A GROUP OF FIVE NVA CAME INTO CAMP WITH AN AMERICAN
POW.  THEY CAME FROM THE DIRECTION OF T-8 (SOUTH) AND WERE TRAVELING
NORTH.  THE US POW WAS WEARING KHAKI TROUSERS, MEDIUM BLUE SHIRT WITH
HORIZONTAL STRIPES, BLACK BOOTS.  GUARD TOLD SOURCE, THE US POW WAS AN
AMERICAN ARMY OFFICER.  THE US POW WAS CAUCASIAN, RED CREW CUT HAIR, 23
YRS, [REMAINDER OF REPORT OBSCURED, POOR QUALITY REPRODUCTION.]

PAGE 4-108

DOCUMENT[ 1-1070

COUNTRY[ CB

LOCATION[ 1355N 10621E, RATANAKIRI DATE[ 08/11/70
STATUS[ UNK
NUMBER[ UNK
US ORG[ US
FGN ORG[
CUSTODY[ UNK
CENSORED REPORT, SIGNAL INTERCEPT.  INTEL SOURCES INDICATE AN RF-4 AND
AN F-4 SHOT DOWN IN THE VICINITY OF 13-55N 106-21B ON OR BEFORE 11 AUG
1970.  NO INFORMATION ON CREWS.

PAGE 4-450

DOCUMENT[ 1-1077

COUNTRY[ CBO

LOCATION[ POSS RATANAKIRI

DATE[ 11/28/68

STATUS[ POW

NUMBER[ I

US ORG[ US

FGN ORG[ UNK

CUSTODY[ VC/NVA

[FOUR PAGE ATTACHMENT FOR THIS REPORT MISSING.  ONLY A SUMMARY ON THE
FACE SHEET IS GIVEN.] REPORT BY COMUSMACV (COMBINED DOCUMENTS
EXPLOITATION CENTER), IR 6-028-0689-70, BULLETIN 34,405.  TRANSLATION
FROM ENEMY DOCUMENT SIEZED IN CAMBODIA BY B/l/27TH INF, 3/25TH US INF
DIV.  DOCUMENT REFERS TO SITUATION IN "Z" (CAMBODIA-SVN BORDER) AND 28
NOVEMBER 1968 CAPTURE OF U.S. PILOT AND HIS ESCORT WHICH WERE TAKEN FOR
TREATMENT AT HOSPITAL IN PHNOM PENH BY AN "A" (CAMBODIAN) UNIT. [NOTE:
DIA'S 1980 SEA CASUALTY LIST INDICATES: 681127 - E5 STUIFBERGEN, G.,
USAF, CB, BB, UHLF.]

PAGE 4-461

DOCUMENT[ 1-1086

COUNTRY[ CB

LOCATION[ RATANAKIRI PROV

DATE[ 10/00/69

STATUS[ POW

NUMBER[ 2

US ORG[ US

FGN ORG[

CUSTODY[ NVA

REPORT BY 6499TH SPECIAL ACTIVITY GROUP, IR 1516-0780-70, REF GUN BOAT.
CAPTIVE NVA GAVE INFORMATION.  DURING EARLY OCT 1969, SOURCE WAS WORKING
AT LIAISON STATION T-10 WHEN HE SAW TWO U. S. POWS BROUGHT INTO THE
STATION.  THE US POWS STAYED OVERNIGHT, LEAVING THE NEXT MORNING.  ONE
US P DESCRIBED AS CAUCASIAN, WEARING A GREY FLIGHT SUIT, ABOUT 28 YRS
OLD, AND WEARING BLACK BOOTS.  THE SECOND USP DESCRIBED AS CAUCASIAN AND
WEARING JUNGLE FATIGUES.  A GUARD SAID, ONE USP WAS A PILOT AND THE
OTHER AN ARTILLERYMAN.  THE PILOT WAS FROM A UHLA HELICOPTER. (CHECK
REFNO 1332) [NOTE:   LIAISON STATION T-10 WAS IN RATANAKIRI PROV,
CAMBODIA.  THIS REPORT SIMILAR TO DOCUMENT 1-1021.1

PAGE 4-493

DOCUMENT[ 1-1129

COUNTRY[ CB

LOCATION[ RATANAKIRI

DATE[ 10/09/70

STATUS[ POW

NUMBER[ 2

US ORG[ US

FGN ORG[

CUSTODY[ NVA

MESSAGE FORMAT, DATE/TIME 15041OZ OC 70, ORIG 2EJA, PLEIKU. [POOR
QUALITY, PENNED-IN BY UNKNOWN SOURCE.] INFORMATION DATED 9 OCT 1970.
SOURCE SAW TWO U.S.POWS UNDER NVA GUARD IN PLEI VIENG DUONG VILLAGE, VIC
OF YA 590 965, ON 9 OCT 1970.  THE TWO US POWS WERE CAPTURED IN JUN
1970.  THEY WERE DESCRIBED AS CAUCASIANS, HEADS SHAVED, AND WEARING
BLACK PAJAMAS.

PAGE 4-629

DOCUMENT[ 1-1018

COUNTRY[ CB

LOCATION[

DATE[ 04/00/70

STATUS[ POW

NUMBER[ 4

US ORG[ US

FGN ORG[

CUSTODY[ NVA/VC

[POOR QUALITY REPRODUCTION] REPORT BY 6499TH SPECIAL ACTIVITIES GROUP,
IR 1516-0616-70, REF BLACK BEARD.  SOURCE SAW FOUR U.S.POWS IN NVA/VC
CUSTODY IN THE VALLEY OF NUI 0. THEY WERE HEALTHY BUT VERY THIN.  ONE OF
THE PWS SEEMED TO HAVE SOME SORT OF MEDICAL BACKGROUND.  DATE OF
INFORMATION IS 26 MAY 1970, BUT SOURCE LAST SAW US POWS IN LATE APR
1970.  SOURCE DID NOT KNOW IF USP WERE KILLED DURING A B-52 BOMBING OF
THE VC FORCE.

PAGE 4-328

DOCUMENT[ 1-1043

COUNTRY[ CBO

LOCATION[ NUI 0

DATE[ 06/22/70

STATUS[ POW

NUMBER[ 5

US ORG[ US

FGN ORG[ ARVN

CUSTODY[ NVA

REPORT BY 6499TH SPECIAL ACTIVITIES GROUP, IR 1-516-[ 1-70, REF GUNBOAT.
[VERY POOR QUALITY REPRODUCTION.] INTELIGENCE SOURCE GAVE INFORMATION.
AGENT REPORTED LOCATION OF TWO HOSPITALS AND A MUNITIONS FACTORY AREA OF
NUI 0. ON 22 JUNE 1970, 60 PATIENTS WERE MOVED FROM ONE HOSPITAL TO THE
OTHER.  FIVE U.S.POWS WERE INCLUDED IN THIS NUMBER.  S ELEMENTS OF THE
101ST NVA RGT WERE KNOWN TO BE IN THE AREA.

PAGE 4-380

DOCUMENT[ 1-1178

COUNTRY[ CB

LOCATION[ RATANAKIRI

DATE[ 07/00/67

STATUS[ POW

NUMBER[ I

US ORG[ US

FGN ORG[

CUSTODY[ NVA

REPORT BY 1021ST FLD ACTY SQ, IR 1-516-1000-70 (5800-05), REF GUN BOAT.
CAPTURED NVA SOURCE GAVE INFORMATION.  DURING JUL 1967, WHILE SOURCE'S
UNIT WAS IN CAMBODIA, ACROSS THE BORDER FROM KONTUM PROVINCE, TO ESCAPE
ARVN ATTACKS, SOURCE SAW A U.S.POW ON THE TRAIL UNDER NVA GUARD.  THE
USP WAS ABOUT 27 YRS OLD, BROWN HAIR, THIN, HAD A WATCH WITH WHITE FACE
AND GOLD CASE, AND A GOLD RING WITH A BLUE STONE ON IT.  THE PW WORE
JUNGLE FATIGUES WITH WRITING ABOVE EACH BREAST POCKET.  HE HAD A PATCH
ON ONE SHOULDER THAT LOOKED LIKE A BLUE AND YELLOW BUTTERFLY (U.S. ARMY
SPECIALIST RANK INSIGNIA OR U.S. SPECIAL FORCES PATCH ?) INTERROGATOR
NOTED THAT THE SOURCE FURTHER DESCRIBED THE PATCH LIKE A BEHIVE WITH A
FLAT BOTTOM AND ROUNDED TOP.

PAGE 5-048

DOCUMENT[ 1-1456

COUNTRY[ CB

LOCATION [RATANAKIRI

DATE[ 10/00/69

STATUS [ POW

NUMBER[ 2

US ORG[ US

FGN ORG[

CUSTODY[ NVA

REPORT FROM 1021ST USAF FLD ACTY SQ, IR 1-516-0348-71.  INFORMATION FROM
CAPTURED NVA.  DURING OCT 1969, SOURCEIS NVA UNIT WAS STAYING AT BINH
TRAM T-10 (POSSIBLY 13580ON 107253E) . WHILE AT THAT LOCATION, SOURCE
WAS WALKING A TRAIL LOOKING FOR FOOD WHEN HE SAW FIVE OTHER PEOPLE ON
THE TRAIL.  TWO WERE U.S. PWS IN CIVILIAN CLOTHES, ONE WAS NEGRO, THE
OTHER CAUCASIAN.  THE CAUCASIAN WORE A GREEN SHIRT AND LIGHT TROUSERS,
THE NEGRO WORE A BLUE SHIRT AND BROWN TROUSERS.  SOURCE WAS TOLD BY THE
POWS' NVA GUARDS THAT BOTH USP WERE AVIATORS.  ONE PW HAD AN INJURED
HAND AND WAS BEING TAKEN TO A B-3 FRONT DISPENSARY FOR TREATMENT.

PAGE 5-538

DOC[ 2-272

COUNTRY[ CB

LOCATION[ LOMPHAT, RATANAKIRI DATE[ 11/30/74
STATUS[ POW
NUMBER[ 25
US[ us
FGN[ THAI
CUSTODY[ NVA/VC
REPORT BY ARMY, 500TH MI GP, IR 2-730-0039-75, 17 JANUARY 1975, INFO
FROM THAI INTEL AGENCY.  MAP REF AMS 1501, 1:250, 000, SHEET ND 48-12.
AS OF 30 NOV 1974, AN NVA CO.  OF ABOUT 120 TROOPS WAS IN THE AREA OF
LOMPHAT, CAMBODIA (YV 1492, 1329N 10659E) WITH ABOUT 25 PWS, U.S. AND
THAI.  THE PWS WERE USED AS LABOR IN CONSTRUCTING A ROAD BETWEEN BAN ME
THUAT AND THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE BORDER.

PAGE 8-247

DOC[ 2-407

COUNTRY[ CB

LOCATION[ RUNG LUNG, RATANAKIRI
DATE[ 10/16/73

STATUS[ POW

NUMBER[ 54

US[ NONE

FGN[ ARVN

CUSTODY[ NVA

MESSAGE FORMAT, 7602 AIRINTELGP, DET 5, NKP TO 7602 AIRINTELGP, FT
BELVOIR, IR 1-776-1423-73 [?], DTG 02094OZ NOV 1973.  ABOUT 16 OCT 1973,
SOURCE SAW ABOUT 54 ARVN PWS (SOME WEARING RANGER UNIFORMS) IN NVA PW
CAMP AT RUNG LUNG YA 144 196. THE ARVN WERE BROUGHT TO RUNG LUNG FROM
PLEIKU ABOUT 4 OCT 73 AND ARE BEING INDOCTRINATED ON PARIS PEACE ACCORDS
AND REVOLUTION.  NVA SAYS THEY CAN KEEP PWS INDEFINITELY BECAUSE THEY
WERE CAPTURED BEFORE PARIS CEASE FIRE AGREEMENT SIGNED.

PAGE 8-543

DOCUMENT[ 2-855

COUNTRY[ CB

LOCATION[ LOMPHAT, STUNG TRENG, RATANAKIRI DATE[ 07/00/74
STATUS[ POW
NUMBER[ UNK
US ORG[ US
FGN ORG[ THAI
CUSTODY[ NVA
REPORT[ MESSAGE FROM DET 5, 7602 AINTELG, BANKGOK, THAILAND TO 7602
AINTELG FT BELVOIR, VA, DTG 01060OZ NOV 1974 [POSSIBLY 31060OZI , REF IR
1-776-0427-74 AND HQ/ OA-2 2621-OOZ AUG 1974, SUBJ KAPUT HIGHLITE.  POWS
NO LONGER IN OLD PROVINCIAL PRISON.  IT IS USED TO HOUSE NVA TROOPS.  NO
PWS IN STUNG TRENG AREA. ALL AMERICAN AND THAI PWS WERE SENT TO LOMPHAT
(YV 1392), CAMBODIA IN JUL 1974. NOTE:    C-211 (OLD CAMP) , REPORT LOG
2196, C-48 (OLD CAMP) REPORT LOG 2196

PAGE 10-158

DOCUMENT[ 2-858

COUNTRY[ CB

LOCATION[ RATANAKIRI, KON TUM

DATE[ 05/26/74

STATUS[ POW

NUMBER[ 102

US ORG[ US (2)

FGN ORG [ ARVN (1 0 0)

CUSTODY[ NVA, VC
to
REPORT [ MESSAGE FROM USDAO, PHNOM PENH TO JCS/DIA WASH DC, DTG 280116Z
MAY 1974, IR 6-813-0132-74, BRIGHT LIGHT.  JOINT REPORT WITH USDAO PHNOM
PENH AND CAMEX 500TH MI GP.  MAP REF L7011, 6247II, III; L7016, 6247 I,
IV.  SOURCE SAW FIVE PEOPLE STANDING UNDER A TREE, TWO VIETNAMESE, ONE
CAUCASIAN, & ONE NEGRO.  THE NEGRO AND CAUCASIAN WERE AMERICAN; THE
CAUCASIAN HAD THE RANK OF SAK BUEN (MAJOR).  THEY WERE PART OF A NUMBER
OF POWS HELD BY VIET CONG IN CAMBODIA.  THEY ASK FOR HELP TO ESCAPE TO
KONTUM, BUT TOLD KONTUM ABANDONED.  THEY CAME TO CAMP OCT 1973.

NOTE:    C-[OBSCURED], REPORT LOG [OBSCURED] PAGE 10-167

DOCUMENT[ 2-864

COUNTRY[ CB

LOCATION[ STUNG TRENG, RATANAKIRI DATE[ 08/04/74
STATUS[ POW
NUMBER[ UNK
US ORG[ US
FGN ORG[ THAI
CUSTODY[ NVA
REPORT[ MESSAGE FROM DET 5, 7602 AINTELG BANGKOK THAI TO 7602 AINTELG FT
BELVOIR VA, DTG 23073OZ AUG 1974, SUBJ KAPUR HIGHLIGHT MSG.  REF DET 5
CONF MSG 15061OZ AUG 1974, SAME SUBJECT.  CONFIDENTIAL SOURCE WENT TO
OLD FRENCH PRISON IN STEUNG TRENG, CAMBODIA AND TALKED TO NVA COMMANDER,
MR FUENG (PHUONG).  FUENG TOLD ABOUT 10 THAI AND 8 U.S. PWS WHO ESCAPED
13 JULY 1974.  SINCE THEN, THAI AND U.S. PW MOVED TO LOM PHAT (YV 1392).
REF OLYMPIC MEET (OMT) PHOTOGRAPHY, 9 FEBRUARY 1974, FROM DIA.  AREA "C"
IS OLD FRENCH PRISON AND HOUSES IN AREA.  CANNOT CONFIRM VALIDITY OF
THIS INFORMATION BUT IT SHOULD BE PURSUED. [SEE DOC 2-865, 2-8661

NOTE:    CAMP C-211, REPORT 2186, 13291ON/1065845E, ND48-12; CAMP
C-48,    REPORT 2186

PAGE     10-185

DOCUMENT[ 2-896

COUNTRY[ RVN

LOCATION[ GIA LAI, RATANAKIRI
DATE[ 10/26/73
STATUS[ POW, KIA
NUMBER[ 120 (PW) UNK (KIA)
US ORG[
FGN ORG[ ARVN, VIET

CUSTODY[ NVA, VC

REPORT [ MESSAGE FROM USDAO SAIGON TO CGUSSAG 7AF NKP THAI, DTG 050716Z
NOV 1973, IR 6-918-5450-73.  REPORTS ON NVA/VC ACTIVITY IN SVN,
INCLUDING ATTACKS AND PLANNED ATTACKS ON RVNAF POSITIONS.  TWO MEN FROM
80TH RVNAF RANGERS ESCAPED FROM PW CAMP.  NVA/VC OVERRUN CAMP, KILL
MANY, TAKE 120 PWS, INCLUDING BN CO AND DEPUTY, FOUR LT'S, AND FOUR
FEMALE DEPENDENTS.  POWS MOVED TO DUC CO, PHOTOGRAPHED AND INTERROGATED.
TWENTY POWS AND FEMALES KEPT AT DUC CO, REMAINDER TO CAMP 40 KM
NORTHWEST OF DUC CO (YA 555398). NOTE: CAMP C-151, REPORT 2017

PAGE 10-297

DOCUMENT[ 2-917

COUNTRY[ RVN

LOCATION[ GIA LAI, RATANAKIRI

DATE[ 10/00/73 - 05/01/74

STATUS[ POW

NUMBER[ UNK

US ORG[ NONE

FGN ORG[ ARVN, VIET

CUSTODY[ NVA, VC

REPORT[ MESSAGE FROM USDAO SAIGON TO JCS/DIA WASH DC, DTG 200955Z JUN
1974, IR 6-918-6170-74.  A COMMUNIST TEMPORARY PW CAMP AT YA873196 IS
ADMINISTERED BY GROUP NAM BINH (320TH NVA DIV).  ON 11 APRIL 1974, 70
POWS FROM ARVN 67TH RANGER BN FROM LE NGOC WERE IN THIS CAMP.  THEY WERE
SENT TO MAIN B-3 FRONT CAMP A DAYS WALK FROM DUC CO.  FOLLOWING STAYED
BEHIND, ASPIRANT VO AND THREE SOLDIERS, MISS TUYET, WIFE OF MAJ TUAN, CO
OF 3D BN, 47TH RGT, CAPTURED FEB 1974.  IN SEP 1973, 300 ARVN CAPTURED
AT PLEI-DJERENG BASE CAMP SENT TO GROUP NAM BINH CAMP.  CPT HOI, XO,
80TH RANGER BN, DIED AT TEMPORARY CAMP. NOTE: CAMP S-576

PAGE 10-364

DOCUMENT[ 2-1009

COUNTRY[ CB

LOCATION[ RATANAKIRI PROV

DATE[ 08/08/67

STATUS[ POW

NUMBER[ 11

US ORG[ NONE

FGN ORG[ ARVN, GVN

CUSTODY[ NVA, VC
12

REPORT[ COMUSMACV, 525TH MI GP, IR 6-028-2749-67, DTD 14 AUG 1967.  MAP
REF AMS L7011, SHEET 6452II, 1/50,000.  AS OF 5 AUG 1967, A VC POW
STATION BUILT IN A VC BARRACKS AT CHU DANG MOUNTAIN (YA683134).  THERE
WERE 11 POWS, TEN ARVN SPECIAL FORCES FROM DUC LAP, BAN ME THUAT, AND
PLEI ME; ONE GVN AID MAN FROM THANH AN DISTRICT.  NO AMERICANS.

NOTE:    CAMP C-29, REPORT 680, ND49-12, 13403ON 10729E PAGE 10-652

DOCUMENT[ 2-1353

COUNTRY[ CB, RVN

LOCATION[ KON TUM, RATANAKIRI
DATE[ 06/15/69 - 11/24/69
STATUS[ POW
NUMBER[ UNK
US ORG[ UNK
FGN ORG[ ARVN
CUSTODY[ NVA, VC
REPORT[ DET 6, 6499TH SP ACTY GP, USAF, IR 1-516-0138-70, DTD 28 JAN
1970, BLACK BEARD.  LIMITED INFORMATION ON NVA/VCIS POLITICAL
INDOCTRINATION OF ARVN PWS. SOURCE WAS HELD BY NVA/VC AT CAMP 40,
14373ON/1093100E, YB710181, VIRACHEY DISTRICT, RATANAKIRI PROVINCE,
CAMBODIA.  HE WAS CAPTURED AT BEN HET, DAK TO DISTRICT, KONTUM PROVINCE,
SVN, 15 JUN 1969 AND WAS RELEASED 24 NOV 1969, AFTER PROMISING NOT TO
REJOIN FORMER UNIT.  POLICY TOWARDS ARVN PWS.
NOTE: CAMP C-4, LOG 1057

PAGE 12-547

DOCUMENT[ 2-1359

COUNTRY[ CB, RVN

LOCATION[ RATANAKIRI PROV

DATE[ 06/00/69-11/24/69

STATUS[ POW

NUMBER[ 30

US ORG[ NONE

FGN ORG[ ARVN

CUSTODY[ NVA, VC

REPORT[ DET 6, 6499TH SP ACTY GP, USAF, IR 1-516-0071-70, DTD 19 JAN
1970.  BLACK BEARD.  REPORT HAS GENERAL INFORMATION ON A VC/NVA PW CAMP
CALLED CAMP 40, LOCATED IN VIRACHEY DISTRICT, RATANAKIRI PROVINCE,
CAMBODIA (14373ON/1073100E, YB710181.  SOURCE AND OTHER ARVN CAPTURED AT
BEN HET WERE TAKEN TO THIS CAMP. THEY WERE INDOCTRINATED IN THE
COMMUNIST CAUSE AND RELEASED.  ABOUT 30 ARVN ENLISTED AT THIS CAMP.  NO
AMERICAN PWS.

NOTE:    CAMP C-42, YB710180, 143730 1073110, ND 48-8, LOG 1051 PAGE
12-562

DOCUMENT[ 3-002

COUNTRY[ CB

LOCATION[ RATANAKIRI, GIA LAI PROV DATE[ 08/27/73
STATUS[ KIA
NUMBER[ 30
US ORG[ UNK
FGN ORGN[ UNK
CUSTODY[ NVA, VC
REPORT[ MESSAGE FROM DAO, SEA TO JCS/DIA WASH DC, IR [UNREADABLE] ,
PROJECT 0630-09, DTG 04010OZ SEP 1973.  ON 27 AUG 1973, A BOMB DAMAGED
CAMP OF AN ABANDONED UNKNOWN NVA/VC UNIT OBSERVED AT YA72650330, ANDONG
PECH DISTRICT, RATANIKIRI PROVINCE, CAMBODIA, ABOUT 50 METERS SOUTH OF
PREK DRANG RIVER. ABOUT 200 METERS  EAST OF CAMP, 30 FRESH GRAVES SEEN.
SMALL ROCKS MARKED HEAD, NO   IDENTIFICATION.  MAP REF AMS L7014, SHEET
6536 III, 1/50,000.    INFORMATION FROM FRIENDLY FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE.
(POSSIBLE CEMETERY OF V-211 HOSPITAL) PAGE 14-484

REFUGEE RPT T92-043: INFORMATION CONCERNING A HELICOPTER CRASH SITE AND THE
DISCOVERING OF AN ALLEGED U.S. REMAINS IN CAMBODIA

1.       Source/administrative data:

         a. Name:

b.       Languages: Vietnamese

         C. Status:

d.       Date of Information: 1 May 1991

         e.    Interview data: Source was not interviewed.  Source wrote
a letter to JTF-FA Det One.

2.       Summary: Source provided limited information concerning an
alleged U.S. helicopter crash site and the associated discovery of one
U.S. remains pertaining to: THOMAS.

3.       Information: Source wrote a letter to JTF-FA Det One stating he
possesses information pertaining to a crashed U.S. helicopter and one
crew member named THOMAS in the Ratanakiri Province of Cambodia.  Source
also described his military background with the South Vietnamese Army
and his desire to meet with representatives of the U.S. government to
provide more detail information.  Source said he was presented the
helicopter information from a Cambodian cadre member.
Atch:
         1. One hand written letter dated 1 May 1991

         Cy to:

         DIA/PW-MIA

         DOD POW-MIA Central Documentation Office

         (Note: poss Thomas Knuckey but he is down near wartime COSVN HQ).

         CB93-031

MR JEREMY MARTIN, AN UNEMPLOYED AUSTRALIAN IN PHNOM PENH, CAME TO DET 4
ON 22 AUG 93.  HE SAID HE KNOWS A NADK-KHMER ROUGE OFFICER WHO HAS
ACCESS TO 7 U.S. POWS BEING HELD IN VN.  HE CAN BRING TWO TO CB FOR AN
UNSPECIFIED SUM OF MONEY.  IF SATISFIED, THE USG COULD THEN BUY THE
REMAINING FIVE.

CB93-006 (REFNO 1749-0-01)

CHHAAY SAARUN, 11 JAN 47, KANDAL, NOW AT VIEL SBOHV SUB-DISTRICT, KEAN
SVAY (D) , KANDAL CAME TO DET 4 WITH DOG TAG RUBBING OF KNUCKEY, THOMAS
W. HAD ABOUT ONE KG OF REMAINS W/ARMA ND LEG BONE.  SAID RECOVERED BY
FRIEND IN STUNG TRENG. CILHI LATER SAID UNABLE TO I.D. AND RED SOIL ON
REMAINS NOT CONSISTENT WITH SOIL AT CRASH SIE EXCAVATED BY CILHI.

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DECLASSIFY ON: OADR

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