KT 0303: (Captured 25 Apr 51)
O/a 5 Apr 51, the PW observed one US pilot, whose plane was shot down, taken
prisoner by NK troops vicinity of YANGGU.
(Editor) The following planes were lost during this time period:
April 5, 1951 F-51D George Elbert Gray KIA 3/3/1952 (Dates do not make sense)
April 5, 1951 B-26 Robert Lee Proud, Halbert Caloway Unruh, George Thomas Wells
April 7, 1951 B-29 Akins, Avery, Buckner, Degolyer, Gonteski, Howard, Jones,
Phillips, Thomas, White
April 7, 1951 F-80C John Ellery Thompson KIA 7/18/1951 (Dates do not make sense)
April 7, 1951 F-4U4 Harold Thomas Walker
April 8, 1951 F-80 Edward Norman Alpern
KT 0286: Captured 30 Apr 51
O/a 23 Apr 51 , in the vicinity of YONCHON, the Hv Wpn Co , of the 3d Bn, 133d
Regt, 45th Div shot down one US B-26. Two US airmen parachuted into the 3d Bn
area and were captured. Because one of the PW was unable to walk, he was killed
by one soldier of the 3d Bn. The other US PW was marched to the rear.
April 21, 1951 B-26 Robert Ervin Allred, Joseph Louis Farber
April 22, 1951 B-26 Raymond John Knueppel
April 27, 1951 B-26 Arthur M. Austin, Martin F. Howell, John William Lausberg,
Ralph Frederick Yarosh
Perhaps one of these missing planes is the one identified. If so, the families
should be notified.
KT 0269 27 Captured May 51
(2) Late Apr 51, after the attack launched against the Turkish Brigade and a
part of the US 25th Div, source's Div received 12 UN PW: 10 Turks, 1 America,
and 1 ROK. The American PW was a negro soldier from the 25th Div. When source
asked his name, he replied it was "Fred".
(Editor) No Freds are listed for the 25th. Could this be Fred Petersen, Fred
Sayre, or Louis Frederick Sheriff of the 24th? We don't have race information on
KT 0270 Captured 31 May 51
(2) In late April 51, the 12th Army received aprx 75 UN PW, more than 50 of them
were Turks, including 2 Captains, the rest were soldiers of the US 25th Div.
Among these 20 US PW, source could only remember one EM from the 25th Div who
gave his name as "Sharp". 8 American PW had light bullet or shrapnel wounds, but
none of them were seriously wounded. When they were evacuated by 12th Army Hq,
the wounded were put on horse-drawn wagons, the rest marched on foot.
(Editor) Our records show that exactly 20 men went missing during that time from
the 25th. Only 4 were listed as POWs. Though no "Sharps are listed, we're sure
the families of the others would like to have this information.
KT0588 Captured Jun 51
PW saw 50 US PW captured on the south bank of the IMJIN River 20 Apr 51. These
PW were being led to PYONGYANG according to one of the CCF guards.
(Editor) Though none were reporting missing on exactly that date, more than 75
went missing that week.
KT 0755 8 Jun 51
Apr 51, the PW saw 10 US PW in ANTUNG.
0/a 23 Apr 51, PW observed aprx 100 men of 29th British Brigade captured at vic
20 km S of INJIN River. These PW were moving north escorted by a 3rd from the
188th Div. PW was told by the Political Officer, 5th Co, that the 63d Army had
captured more than 800 British soldiers of the 29th Brigade.
KT 0933 27 Jun 51
Apr 51, vic POCH'ON (CS4494) PW observed aprx 110 UN PW marching northward
escorted by one Plat of the 2d Field Army. PW was told by the soldiers of the
escorting Plat that the UN PWs would be sent to MUKDEN, MANCHURIA, to be
"re-educated". PW observed that the CCF carried the sick UN PW on litters.
KT 0939 Captured 27 Jun 51
Apr 51, in the vic of POCH'ON (CS 4394), the PW observed more than 100 US PW
being led to the rear by CCF guards.
KT 1225 3 Aug 1951
Apr 51, observed 2 columns of UN (25 US Caucasian and 150 ROK) PW at YANGGU
(DT1117). The PW witnessed an NK guard murder 2 US PW who were wounded and
unable to walk. The PW does not know the name of the guard or the unit to which
he was attached.
(Editor) Note he was captured 3 Aug and was recalling April. Wished we had more
KT 1229 6 Aug 1951
The PW saw 3 US PW (2 Negro, 1 Caucasian) in Apr 51 CHORWON.
KT 1246 10 Aug 1951
Mid Apr 51, observed 2 US PW and 6 ROK at Hungnam, NK. The PW were dressed in
Chinese clothing and were engaged in hauling dirt.
KT 1063 17 Jul 1951
Late Apr 51, PW observed 100 British PW being marched northward at SUNCHON
(3D5367), guarded by 12 CCF soldiers. Heard that they: were to be sent to CHINA,
(Editor) According to Philip Chinnery, 71 British were known to have died in
prison camps; only 11 were left behind and presumed dead. A total of 978 were
repatriated. It's likely that these men have been accounted for.
KT 1376 28 Aug 51
Early Apr 51, aprx 30 km S of YUNCH'ON the Med Unit found 3 wounded UN soldiers,
two white and one negro. The negro had a bullet wound in his leg. The other two
had shrapnel wounds, one in his left shoulder, the other in his right arm. At
the Med Unit," their wounds were cleansed, sulfa powder was put on the wounds,
and they were bandaged. These men were then taken by truck to the CCF 187th Div
Med Unit which was located 20 km to the rear.
(Editor) Not enough for me to comment on, but if your serviceman went missing
near this location, take note. As we get more race and incident area
information, we might be able to offer assumptions on cases like this.
KT1392 22 Aug 51
Apr 51, at vic P'YONGYANG, PW observed two UN PW, guarded by CCF soldiers,
walking N along the Hwy
(Editor) Witness is trying to recall four months prior. Not reliable
KT1433 23 Aug 51
Mid Apr 51 PW Lee Chul Hyon observed UN PW (Caucasian) who were interned in 2
small apartment houses in SINUIJU. He could not estimate the number or
(Editor) Sinuiju was a popular holding area.
KT 1555 29 Aug 51
In late Apr 51, at SUAN (BT7086), PW observed 12 UN PW heading N under armed
guard. The PW looked weak and undernourished. No stretcher cases observed.
KT 1111 22 Jul 51
In Apr 51, while passing through P'YONGYANG, the PW saw 8 UN PW marching north
under guard, The PW plat leader informed him that most of the UN PW excluding
ROK prisoners, are evacuated to ANTUNG.
(Editor) More than 200 are still missing from April
KT 1114 22 Jul 51
O/a 9 Apr 51, at vic P'YONGYANG, observed 8 UN PW. Six were Americans and two
were Turks. They were sent to the rear area.
(Editor) On April 7, ten airmen from a B-29 went missing. They all appear in the
944 list, Air Intel, and AFM 200-25, indicating that our Government had reason
to believe that they were captured and alive. Turks were often aboard our
KT 1647 1 Sep 51
Mid-Apr 51, PW observed 20 UN PW at a point 10 km E of P'YONGYANG These PW were
receiving communist Indoctrination training from an NKA Major, During one of the
break periods, PW conversed with a USA Major, age about 40. The US Major told PW
that he had been stationed in OKINAWA and was captured by CCF at HUICHON
(BV6748) during the winter. The Major also told PW that his home was in the vic
of the Great lakes.
(Editor) According to Tim Casey, Association of Korean War Ex-POWs, this was
obviously info from Camp 12 at P'yong-yang and the US Major was MAJ Harry
Fleming who fits the info given. Fleming was captured 7 Nov 1950 while assigned
as an advisor to the 6th ROK Div, he was released 4 Sep 1953. His date of birth
was 4 Oct 1907, which would put him in the age stated by the person giving the
There were also 7 Negroes and 2 British PW, PW inquired, as to the feeding and
treatment of UN PW to -which the UN PW replied that they were being treated
fairly. When last observed there were no stretcher cases among the UN PW.
Morale of the UN PW was extremely high. UN PW were saying that eventually they
would be sent home.
KT 1698 11 Sep 51
Early Apr 51, after being assigned to his present unit, PW was told by the
veterans of his Co that the CO of his Co was formerly a Bn Comdr but was reduced
to Co Comdr immediately after he shot to death two ROK PW who were among a group
of 70-80 ROK PW.
KT 1972 captured 28 Sep 51
20 Apr 51, PW saw 7 parachutes drop from a 4-engine UN plane which had been hit
by CCF AA guns and was burning in the air. Each Co of the 139th Div was
ordered to send out four men to pick up the parachuting UN pilots and crews.
PW.and 3 others (l Sqd Ldr and 2 Pvt), sent out by Litter Bearer Co, found 1
pilot who was eventually captured after he shot 1 of the 4 CCF soldiers in the
leg. The pilot was sent to Div Hq the same day and it was said that he was sent
to Army Hq,
KT1972 28 SEP 51
20 Apr 51, PW saw 7 parachutes drop from a 4-engine UN plane which h
had been hit by CCF AA guns and was burning in the air. Each Co of the
139th Div was ordered to send out four men to pick up th parachuting UN
pilots and crews. PW and 3 others (1 Sqd Ldr and 2 Pvt), sent out by
Litter Bearer Co, found 1 pilot who was eventually captured after he
shot 1 of the 4 CCF soldiers in th leg. The pilot was sent to Div Hq
the same day and it was said that he was sent to Army Hq.
KT1326 (captured 18 Aug 51)
10 Apr 1951 PW saw20 wounded UN PW at II Corps hospital in NAEGUNGANG
area. these wounded were receiving better treatment than were wounded NKA
KT 1265 (captured 11 Aug 51)
When'PW was stationed at the 35th NK Field Hosp of NAMJONG NI (BT 7295), he
passed, near the UN PW Camp once in, Apr. 51 and once in May 51, The former
company housing projects near NAMJONG NI Police Station ( BY 715951) were being
used by the CCF as a PW Camp. During observation, there were aprx 300 UN PW held
at this enclosure. According to villagers, these PW would be moved to another
area at-. night in groups of 15 to 20 commencing around mid Jun 51
KT1520 31 Aug 51
While staying in PYONGWON (YD2050) area, from mid-Apr 51 to late May 51, PW
observed several groups of UN PW numbering from 10 to 100, marching north on the
highway, PW were escorted by CCF troops. PW believes these men were being taken
to CHINA for indoctrination. During May 51:/ the 1st Co was given eight US PW
and five British PW to guard. A week later, these PW were given to the P'YONGWON
prefectural government for unk reason. So far as PW knew, UN PW were treated as
well as CCF troops. PW knew of no atrocities by CCF soldiers.
KT2319 10 Oct 51
Late Apr 51PW heard from otehr officers in his regt that there were aprx 200
UNPW kept in a camp located at SINUIJU
KT2393 13 Oct 51
One night in Jan 51 PW observed aprx 100 UN PW at vic SUNCHON(YD525675) Pw
were marching N towards SINUIJU guarded by two NKPA soldiers.
KT2565 8 Nov 51
Mid Apr 51 observed at NAMJONG-NI BT720958 agroup ofaprx 80 US PW mostly Negro
each carrying a piece of wood from the hill.
KT2566 9 Nov 51
O/a 20 Apr 51 saw aprx 70 to 80 UN PW (Cau &Negro) being taken north by CCF from
NAM-JON-NI aprx 40 km NW of KOKSAN BT9795
KT 2879 5 Feb 52
Apr 51, PW observed 3 UN PW aprx 1
km N of Hill 1052 (DT l820),, 1 UN UN PW was being interrogated by Safety
Officer of 1st Bn, 14th Regt, PW heard officer threaten the UN PW that if UN
PW did not reveal information he would bo shot, PW observed 1st Bn CO take a
wrist watch and an overcoat from a UN PW, The personal belongings of the UN
PW wore confiscated at the 1st Bn . .
KT2904 6 Feb 52
3 Apr 51 PW saw 2 Russians in Civ clothing at SONGCHON (BU6048) checking the
wreckage of a US jet airplane which had been brought there after crashing.
KT3074 28 Feb 52
15 Apr 51, PW observed 2 captured UN personnel (CAU) being escorted N by 2
NKA troops in vic of NAMSAM-NI (YD3342) These 2 Cau were dressed in
fatigues and from their appearance ( long beards ,dirty clothing) and from
what the PW heard from others, the UN PW were believed to be stragglers.
They were to be taken to SINUIJU (XE1839)
KT3245 11 May 52
Obs aprx 40 UN Negro and Cau PW in YANDOK (BU9644) in early part of April 51
KT3650 6 Aug 52
In Apr 51, obs at HAMHUNG (CV7571) a UN Grumman fighter plane crash afeter
having been fired upon by HMG and SA fire of the 46th Div. Afeter
disabld plane made a forced landing, 3 other UN Grumman fighter planes
hovered over the crashed plane and gave protective fire to the downed pilot.
20 min later, a UN helicopter arrived and evacuated teh helpless pilot. The
UN planes then destroyed the crashed plane by means of rocket fire.