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0 262000Z NOV 78
FM COMUSJTF [Command US Jonestown Task Force]/TIMERHRI AIRPORT GUYANA/AHF2
TO JCS WASH DC
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Situation report number six as of WYQIPPZ Nov 78
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1. Situation. USJTF South’s primary mission of removal of human remains from Jonestown and Guyana completed with shipment of last human remains to CONUS [continental United States] at 260150Z Nov 78 on MAC mission 1030-06. Assigned forces involved in the removal of human remains have been released. Retrograde operations commenced with the departure of MAC mission SQA 1594 at 260200Z Nov 78. Government of Guyana has requested transport assistance in its role of supplying physical security to Jonestown and its continuing investigation during the next few weeks. US investigative personnel may also require air transport. COMUSJTF South/USCINCSO will support this mission with US helicopter assets. Also, requirement may
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exist for evacuation of survivors, including those now hospitalized. In anticipation of possible tasking for this mission, 8 USAF security police personnel now at Timehri Airport, will remain in Guyana to assist in providing security for this evacuation.
2. Intelligence. None.
3. Evaluation of significant factors.
A. Personnel status
(1) USSOUTHCOM 14/25
(A) HQ COSCOM 4/8
(B) 396 MED CLEARINGH0/0
(C) 5EPTH GRAVE REG DET 0/1
(D) 498TH MED CO 1/8
(E) Total 5/17
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(A0 MAC/ARR 4/37
(B) JCSE 3/19
(C) 114TH AVE CO 3/5
(D) 352 AVN CO 2/3
(E) Total 12/65
(4L Grant total 31-107
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Note: All personnel located at main support base at Timehri Airport, Guyana.
MAC Missions (read in five columns).
|Mission No||Aircraft||Tail No||Blocktime/||Take off Time/|
4. Operational summary. Flight operations at Timehri are being phased down. The U-21 departed for the Canal Zone at 26093PZ Nov. One OH-58 and five UH-1H’s are being dismantled. One HH-53 departed at 1200Z for Matthews Ridge to retrograde equipment to main operating base; one hour was expended in
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ground search of the Jonestown area. All of the HH-53’s will depart for Eglin 2YQQPPZ Nov and are operational ready. Flying hour/sortie summary for in-country flights only is as follows:
ACFT HOURS SORTIES
U-21 19MT 22
UH-1 102.6 120
OH-5I 22.9 47
HH-53 96.8 30
HC-130 29.3 9
TOTAL 271.1 228
Summary of support flights into Guyana for this operation is as follows: C-141 – 45, C-130 – S8, HC130 – 6, WC130 – 1M
The above summaries do not include positioning/stating flights outside of Guyana.
5. (C) Commanders plans. The support base at Timehri Airport, Guyana will be disestablished and COMUSJTF and USJTF redeployed. Last redeployment mission now scheduled to depart Timehri Airport at 271005Z Nov 78. COMUSJTF South will be disestablished upon arrival of the commander in the Canal Zone. The commander is not scheduled to depart Timehri Airport, Guyana MAC Mission 1031-15 at 271005Z Nov 78.
This is the last COMUSJTF South sitrep.