United States 59 years ago to go to Guangdong, check the purpose of entry doubts about the aircraft crash case
data for: U.S. pilot Lieutenant Cole recorded with the comic in 1944 by the Chinese military and civilian rescue process
reporter Zhang Hao Tian
from United States in 2008 agreed to accelerate the search for missing U.S. military personnel in China, the two sides of the relevant cooperation steadily. April 30, in charge of prisoners of war and missing personnel affairs, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense 鲍勃纽伯利 line in the United States Embassy held a press conference on the latest progress of the investigation made a note.
restore the historical truth is not easy
“Youth Reference” newspaper reporters learned at the conference site, in the week-long visit, the Chinese Neo described 19 cases occurred in China’s crash details, including nine in World War II, five from the Korean War, 5 from the Vietnam War. At the same time, a team of U.S. prisoners of war and missing persons joint command to send the verification teams, and went to Guangdong Chao region, for in the November 1950 accident was the scene, look for at least 16 witnesses to confirm the general fall of the U.S. military area.
according to the headquarters commander, Army Major General Stephen Tom of the Chinese interpretation of the work teams as “puzzle”, their files from a broad array of valuable clues to discover, on this basis carried out on a lot of field research, using various analytical methods and technical means in order to confirm the specific crash site and found the remains of fallen soldiers.
because the special nature of the task, similar investigations can not be “at once.” U.S. military officials said, which comes from two major obstacles: first, due to political and historical reasons, the United States often can not grasp the whole picture of the crash, only the information provided in the foreign countries with their own records than the latter, in order to gradually restore the historical truth; followed the crash sites are often located in inaccessible place, the majority of evidence has long been obliterated over time without a trace, witnesses were mostly old, added to the field survey a lot of difficulties. Generally speaking, a crash from the discovery of clues, to escort home the remains of those killed in action, take a few years time.
not explain why military aircraft in China
specific to the place of the crash in Guangdong, “Youth Reference” newspaper reporter noted that, according to Nürburgring Lee and others say, 59 years ago, crashed aircraft was a PBM-5 Water patrol aircraft, rather than the domestic media had reported that the B-29 bomber. The plane belongs to why the U.S. Navy’s aircraft over mainland China? It crashed in the former do what exactly? Unfortunately, the outside world for two issues of particular concern, the U.S. representatives were not answered.
since the 1970s, the U.S. military prisoners of war and missing personnel verify the joint command in Europe, the Korean Peninsula and Southeast Asia to carry out effective work. Action for Correspondents on their “success rate” raised questions, U.S. officials said that in the past 35 years, in China they found a total 25 bodies of soldiers killed in action, among which the territory in Guangxi, and Liaoning, the most successful survey. On the other hand, according to estimates, in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam during the war, missing in China as many as thousands of U.S. military might, therefore, future work must be long and arduous.
U.S. officials spoke highly of China’s cooperation
the Chinese government and the military’s performance in this cooperation, U.S. officials spoke highly of. In fact, the U.S. has been able to sent to Guangdong, it has benefited from the clues provided by the Chinese last year; even if Sino-US military exchanges due to problems encountered twists and turns of US-Taiwan arms sales, intelligence exchanges in this regard has not interrupted. In the field survey process, from the Department of Foreign Affairs to the local Chinese government agencies at all levels, and in “technical” to the United States greatly facilitated. Based on the results of this line, the U.S. has decided to once again later this year to communicate with the PLA in order to pave the way for the next phase of work.