KT 0426: Captured 27 May 51
KT2785 8 Jan 52
At midnight, 22 Dec 50, 105 - 107 UN prisoners were brought to the valley. About 57 - 68 of the prisoners were Americans and 38 - 39 were Koreans, All the American PW appeared to be in good condition except one whose arm was bandaged. About 20 of the American PW appeared to be over 40 years old while four looked extremely young, PW believed that there was at least one officer in the group. None of the PW wore \ insignia or chevrons at the time of observation. The prisoners stayed" in the two middle houses while the guards-and-liaison personnel stayed in the two flanking houses that night' One American PW was found dead"' the next afternoon and was believed to have died of exposure. No record was made of the death and the body was left unburied in the farm house.
The return journey started at 0900 hours,; Six liaison-personnel led the way while the UN PW followed in single file, Two CCF guards marched between every four prisoners. The remaining CCF guards and liaison personnel marched at the rear of-the column
During the march a five minute break was taken;every two hours. No food or water was available during the night marches, •; Potatoes and millet obtained from farmers along the way was served for breakfast and supper. :
Two S Korean prisonerss escaped during the march but- the discovery was made too late to search for them. No other incidents of any kind occurred during the remainder of the march.
After the fourth night of marching the group reached an unknown village located 10 km NW of KANGGYE, through which a Vehicular dirt road leading from KANGGYE to LIAOTUNG Prov, passed. Here, the PW were confined in a single story dirt building, 12 x 6 x 6 m, with a gray brick gable roof. The floor was covered with straw. The PW were guarded by two guards, one posted at the front door and the other at the back door. PW were fed kaoliang and -potatoes twice daily. quantity of food was limited.
PW believed this was a transient camp for UN PW. On the third day after their arrival PW ware issued one blanket, one pair of cotton trousers and one jacket, after turning in their own uniforms. Issued clothing was similar to the CCF winter uniform. Most of the Americans were suffering from dysentery, but there were no medical facilities available at that time. PW said that no UN FW were mistreated, in any way during the period of observation.
PW left the UN PW on the third day after arriving in the village and was transferred to a guard post at a warehouse located 1.5 km from this camp, From that day on he had no contact with the UN PW. PW believed that the UN PW were under control of the N Korean Government in name but were actually controlled by the CCF. He did not. know what happened to the UN PW after his departure,
PW heard that these PW were captured by the CCF 20th, 26th and 27th Armies in the vicinity of KOT'O-RI probably in early Dec 50. PW also heard from the Political Officer that the PW were from the US 3d and 7th Div.
KT2935 23 Feb 52
KT3158 15 Apr 52
I American was believed to have died because his stomach was ripped open and his intestines were protruding from his stomach. No treatment was given to any of the 4 wounded except what the UN PW were able to give.
A Captain was among the 20 Americans..,. He was aprx 6 ft in height, black hair, black beard with slight red.streaks, grey eyes, high nose, 30 yr of age, large build, round face, medium jaw, was wearing a Parka M-l, walked with long strides, believed to be a'resident of NY or' somewhere in the New England States, and was captured N of ANJU near the CHONG CHUN GANG.