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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
(2) USREDCOM
(A) HQ COSCOM 4/8
0
(B) 396 MED CLEARINGH0/0
(C) 5EPTH GRAVE REG DET 0/1
(D) 498TH MED CO 1/8
(E) Total 5/17
(3) Other

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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/  
        ETA ETD
1033-01 C-141   50258 251950Z 252140Z
SQA-ITOR C-130   5003P 252255Z 260200Z
1030-065 C-141   50260 25233PZ 2601RUZ
1030-06 C-IRQ   5026P 2523EPZ WYPQRUZ
10EQAPR C-141   7PPQO WYPEWTZ 260525Z
1031-05 C-141   67950 260820Z 261010Z
1031-06 C-141   60137 260915Z 261WEWZ
1031-PU C-141   406EO 261REPZ 261621Z
1031-08 C-141   59405 WYQYEPZ 261845Z
1031-09 C-141 S 50271 261850Z 262105Z
1031-10 C-141   50251 262050Z 262305Z
1031AQW C-QRQ   50265 270050Z 270305Z
1031-13 C-141 S 60155 270250Z 270605Z
1031-14 C-141   60195 270450Z 2UPOPTZ
1031-15 C-141   None Ass 270650Z 2UPOPTZ
1031QAQQ CAQRQ   50258 27PUTPZ 271005Z

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.

GDS 86

EOT

Originally posted on March 24th, 2019.

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