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.