Sgt. Richard Desautels

American POWs Kept Behind After the Korean War

What Happened to Them?

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American POWs Kept Behind After the Korean War

What Happened to Them?

Pentagon/DPMO reaction to the video (relayed 2/14/13 by Rick Downes, President of the Coalition of Families of Korean and Cold War POW/MIAs): "We had not seen this clip until a couple weeks ago.  Our Korean War analysts will take stills from it to our POW reunions/24th Infantry Regiment Association to see if the former POWs other vets can recognize the men.  It appears the film is Summer of 1950 and we have an idea that the POWs depicted funneled into a larger group of POWs after the Tiger Group who were shot at Sunchon and Kujang North Korea. Of course, we will inform any families of servicemen that we can identify from the film through the casualty offices."

 

 

KorCon questions: 1) Does this mean DPMO does not have facial recognition software? 2) Why did DPMO not know about this film in the National Archives? 3) Does this response display the sense of urgency we expect in potential LKA (Last Known Alive) cases?

We recently found this Air Force film. Much of it appears to be from early in the war. Our friends at the National Alliance of Families and Coalition of Families (see lower left of this page), two leading POW/MIA groups, say they've never seen this film.

 

If you can identify any of these men, or have details about this film, please email: investigator (at) kpows.com

 

We're also interested in whether DPMO, the Pentagon POW office, has this film and what if anything they've done with it. See the long version at bottom.