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Re: info needed
on 3/6/03 10:01 AM, Ed Evanhoe at email@example.com wrote:Ed
>> This is the reference about Major Keene from the 6004th AISS report. I'm
>> sending you the full report to email address as an attachment.
> 1. KEENE, Kassel M., Major
> Category #2, B_29, (Missing 19 Nov 52)
> AO 420472 (*): The aircraft was on a combat mission on the Sonchon supply
> dump, North Korea. As the 3rd flare was dropped, 20 search lights were
> locked on the B_29. Approximately two minutes later, four bursts of fire
> were received and hits made on No. 2 and 3 engines, which had to be
> feathered out, and on the wing between the fuselage and No.3 engine,
> causing fire to start. Four parachutes were sighted at different locations
> inland from Cho_do Island. A flight of F_51s discovered a parachute hanging
> in a tree in the vicinity of coordinates (SC 7273) about 100 ft. inland.
> Two of the crew members were rescued and the remains of two others were
> recovered from the sea.
> (From: 6004th AISS, Det #2, Downed Aircraft Report No. 92, Nov 52): The
> aircraft was placed under attack by enemy night fighters at Sonchon (XE
> 6307). An emergency call was sent out at 0100 stating that the aircraft had
> lost two engines. The aircraft commander bbailed out and landed on the
> island of Cho_co (XG 5563), and he stated that he was the last one to leave
> the aircraft. Parachutes were observed on the ground at
> (XC 7173), (XC 675506), (XC 665485) and (XC 645660). A white parachute was
> observed aproximately 75 yards from the shoreline at (XC 7172). It appeared
> to be attached to a ten_man life raft.
> (From: 6004th AISS, CRT_1_P, 8 Aug 53): The Source stated that the subject
> was sentenced to 21 1/2 years for assaulting a fellow prisoner. He was
> sentenced in July 53. According to the sentence, he was not to be effected
> by repatriation.
> Ed Evanhoe, PO Box 916, Antlers, OK, 74523-0916
> Life member: Special Forces & Special Operations Associations
> Author: DARKMOON: Eighth Army Special Operations in the Korean War
> Web site: http://www.korean-war.com
I have this report, what I am trying to find out is the last line about
Keene true? where did that piece of info come from? did a repaited pow
report this? who? the family and crew really needs to know.