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REPRODUCED AT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES

DECLASSIFIED PER EXECUTIVE ORDER 12356, SECTION 3.3, NND PROJECT
NUMBER NN8937 597, BY  RB1VSW, DATE 1/23/96

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE REPORT
Note: This Document contains information affecting the national defense of the
United States within the meaning of the espionage laws. Title 18, U.S.C., Sec
793 and 794. The transmission or revelation of its contents in any manner to an
unauthorized person is prohibited by law.

CONFIDENTIAL

This report contains unprocessed information. Plans and/or policies should not
be evolved or modified solely on the basis of this report.
    
1.  COUNTRY: VN, NGHE AN Province      8. REPORT NUMBER: 6 029 0942 71

2.  SUBJECT: (U) US PW Sighting in     9. DATE OF REPORT: 21 Oct 71
             NGHE AN Province, NVN                   (handwritten-W32064)

                                       10. NO. OF PAGES: 3

3. ISC NUMBER: 723.600            11.REFERENCES: DIRM: 6G, 6G3
                                                 SICR: D-7CX-49018,D6C2-26423
                                                 BRIGHT LIGHT

4. DATE OF INFORMATION: May 1967       12. ORIGINATOR: US Element, CMIC, USMACV
    
5. PLACE AND DATE OF ACQ: CMIC,     GON, VS
                          14 Sep 71
                                       13. PREPARED BY: NELS M. SATHER
                                                         SP5, USA
6. EVALUATION: SOURCE F   INFORMATION  6
    
7. SOURCE: PW Interrogation            14. APPROVING AUTHORITY:  (SIGNED
                                           LaVern A. Gustafson, Maj for)
                                                      Paul G. SPERO
                                                      LTC, USA
                                                      Dir, US Elm, CMIC


15. SUMMARY
    
    (C) This report contains information on two US pilots sighted in may 67,
in NGHA AN Province, NVN, to include circumstances of sighting,
identification, clothing worn by PW, capture data, biographic correlation,
and photo identification. THIS IS A BRIGHT LIGHT REPORT. MACV FOR JPRC.
    
    1. (C) Background Information:

        a. Name: VU VAN TUY (VUW, VEAN TUYV) CMIC 0345-71

        b. Rank: PFC

        c. Position and Unit of Assignment: Soldier; 2d Sqd, 1st Plat,
C-3 Co, Z-4 Bn, 18-B Regt, further subordination unknown

        d. DPOB: 2 may 52; QUYNH THUAN Village, QUYNH LUU District,
NGHE An Province, NVN
    

16. DISTRIBUTION BY ORIGINATOR:
    DIA                    1 cy
    DIRNSA                 1 cy
    SAC                    1 cy
    CINPAC                 1 cy
    CINPAC AF              2 cys
    CINCUSARPAC            2 cys
    COMUSMACTHAI           1 cy
    MACJ212-2              2 cys
    MACJ213-1              1 cy
    MACJ23                 1 cy
    MACJ231               10 cys

17. DOWNGRADING DATA: GROUP 3
    DOWNGRADED AT 12 YEAR INTERVALS NOT AUTOMATICALLY DECLASSIFIED
    THIS DOCUMENT IS RELEASEABLE TO REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM AND FREE WORLD
    MILITARY ASSISTANCE FORCES

18: ATTACHMENT DATA: None

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        e.  Patent's Names: Father, VU VAN DANG (VUW, VEAN DEANGL), living;
Mother, NGUYEN THI VIEN (NGUYEENR, THIV VIEEN), deceased

        f.  Circumstances of Capture.  Source was captured by elements of the
9th ARVN Inf Div, on 11 Jul 71, when the C-3 co, Z-4 Bn was having a three-day
rest period.  He had in his possession one AK-47 and three clips of ammunition
totaling 140 rounds.

        g.  Significant Activities.  From 1961 to 1968, Source attended his
village school.  In Jun 68, he was forced to quit school because his mother
died, and he had to help on the family farm.  On 30 Apr 70, Source was drafted
into the NVA;  on 5 May 70, he was sent to QUYNH LUU District, NGHE AN
Province, for basic training.  He was assigned to the A-12 Sqd, B-4 Plat, C-13
Co, 4th Bn, 22d Training Regt.  In Nov 70, Source graduated from basic
training and received a 10-day pass.  On 21 Nov 70, Source's unit was
redesignated the 2249 Infil Gp and began infiltration south.  The unit
traveled from QUYNH LUU District to VINH City by train; it arrived at VINH
City on 22 Nov 70.  From VINH City, the unit traveled by truck to QUANG BINH
Province, NVN.  Twelve trucks were used, and each truck carried approximately
30 men.  The trucks arrived in QUANG BINH Province on 25 Nov 70.  From here,
Source's unit walked to Commo-liaison Station 7 in LAOS.  The unit continued
to travel south and ended infiltration in Apr 71, at the B-7 Station in
CAMBODIA (NFI).  Source was then assigned to the 2d Sqd, 1st Plat, C-3 Co, Z-4
Bn, 18B Regt (Independent).  The C-3 Co then moved south to join the 18B Regt
in RACH GIA (VC) Province, RVN.  On 6 Jun 71, Source's unit moved to the VINH
TE Canal, CAI SAU Highway area, RACH GIA (VC) Province, and continued to
travel to the U MINH Forest, RACH GIA (VC) Province, RVN.  Source arrived
there on 3 Jul 71.  The unit remained in the U MINH Forest for four days; on 8
Jul 71, it moved to the SAO DUONG Canal and rested for three days.  On 11 Jul
71, ARVN forces engaged Source's unit and Source was subsequently captured
with PFC NGUYEN VAN THU (NGUYEENX, VEAN THU), PFC LE HAN (LEE, HANS), and
PFC HO NHUAN (HOOL, NHUAANV).

        f.  Additional References.  CMIC PW/Rallier Exploitation Guide; MACV
IDHS PW/MIA CPT Biographical File, dtd 1 Aug 71; JPRC US PW Photo Album, dtd 1
Jul 71; Map: VIETNAM, AMS Series L7014, Sheet 6147 III, Edition 2, dtd 1966,
Scale 1:50,000

2.     US PW Sighting in NGHE AN Province, NVN:  The following responses are
based on SICR D-7CX-49018 (Prisoner of War Intelligence) and SICR D-6C2-26423
(POW Information, NVN);

        a.  Circumstances of Sighting.  On an undetermined day in May 67,
Source was working in the fields near QUYNH THUAN Village, QUYNH LUU District,
NGHE AN Province, NVN.  At 1000 hours, Source saw three jets attacking the HA
CAU GIAT Railroad Station (vic WG663181).  One of the jets was hit by
anti-aircraft artillery and eventually crashed at an unknown location.  Source
saw two red parachutes eject from what he believed to be an F-105.  The two
pilots landed at (vic WG729169) northeast of THUONG YEN Village, QUYNH LUU
District, NGHE AN Province, NVN.  Source ran to the area where the pilots

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landed and observed the two PW pilots for approximately 15 minutes at a
distance of 50 meters.  The PW appeared to be in good condition.

        b.  Description of PW.

            (1)  Identification.  Source described the twp US pilots as both
being Caucasians with brown hair.  (Interrogator's Note: source indicated the
pilots as being taller and heavier than the interrogator.  The interrogator is
1.70m tall, and weighs 81kg.) (NFI)

            (2)  Clothing Worn by PW.  The two US pilots wore green one-piece
flight suits with black boots.  Source was unable to observe any markings or
rank insignia on their clothing.  No helmets were observed.

            (3)  Capture Data.  In May 1967, two US pilots were shot down and
landed over northeast of THUONG YEN Village, QUYNH LUU District, NGHE AN
Province, NVN (vic WG729169).  They were captured by approximately 20 members
of the THUONG YEN Village Militia armed with 15 AK-47s.  The two PW hands were
tied and their eyes blindfolded, and they were taken to THUONG YEN Village on
foot.  The militia men told the gathering crowd to disperse, and Source
returned to his work.  The two US PW were not mistreated.

     c.  VA/NVA Policy Concerning the Treatment and Disposition of US PW.
Source was unaware of any policy concerning treatment and disposition of US
PW.

     d.  Biographic Correlation.  No biographic correlation can be determined
with the information provided by Source.

     e.  Photo Identification.  Source was unable to identify the two pilots
from the US PW photo album.

(U)  COMMENTS: Source was tested and scored Average (23) on the Cross-Cultural
IQ Test.  Source was hesitant in answering questions and consistently tried to
use general terms to avoid answering direct questions, therefore casting doubt
on the validity of his information.  This report partially satisfies the
requirements of SICR D-7CX-49018 and SICR D-6C2-26423.

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