SHIMAMOTO, KEIZABURO Name: Keizaburo Shimamoto Rank/Branch: CIV/Newsweek Photographer Unit: Date of Birth: CA 1937 Home City of Record: Japan Date of Loss: 10 February 1971 Country of Loss: Laos Loss Coordinates: Status (in 1973): Missing, Presumed Dead Category: Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Uh-1 Missions: REFNO: X001-0-04 Other Personnel in Incident: Four photographers: Larry Burrows, 44, of Life magazine; Henri Huet, 43, of The Associated Press; Kent Potter, 24, United Press International, and Keizaburo Shimamoto, 34, of Newsweek, a South Vietnamese army photographer, two senior officers and the four-man crew. 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. REMARKS:
[ap0322.98 03/22/98] Laos 1971 Crash Scene Searched The Associated Press By RICHARD PYLE BAN ALANG, Laos (AP) - A team of nine Americans and some 80 Laotian workers dug deep into a steep mountainside Saturday where a helicopter was shot down 28 years ago, killing four news photographers covering the Vietnam War. After four days of excavation, the search produced many small aircraft parts, two battered and burned steel helmets, and several scraps of 35-millimeter film - the type the journalists carried - but no human remains.... EDITOR'S NOTE: Richard Pyle was AP Vietnam's bureau chief at the time of the crash.