Serial 423

P 270043ZNOV 78
FM JCS WASHINGTON DC//J3//
(Listing of 29 military bases, commands and federal agencies follows)
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CONFIDENTIAL 4542
SUBJ: JCS SITREP 007/262400Z NOV 78

1. Situation:

A. 912 bodies have been airlifted to Dover AFB DE [Delaware]. A thorough search of Jonestown was conducted to assure all bodies were found/removed prior to departure of military personnel on 25 Nov. Medical records from Jonestown are en route to Dover,

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MAC 1031-08.

B. COMUSJTF [Command US Jonestown Task Force] to Georgetown completed. Redeployment operations to CONUS [continental United States] underway. 4-UH1H helicopters closed Ft. Benning 262200Z Nov. 78.

C. Government of Guyana (GOG) still has not indicated when remaining cult survivors will be released. State Department indicates many may not be released until sometime in December.

D. GOG request for US helicopter support for 30 days (State Sitrep no. 21, 261846Z Nov 78) is under review.

2. Friendly operations:

A. JCS approved (WIN 196, 262121Z NOV 78) USCINCSO CONPLAN (WIN 193, 262003Z NOV 78). Twu [two] (2) UH-1 helicopters will be provided by USCINCSO to continue support Amemb [American Embassy] Guyana. HH 53 helicopters should not depart Georgetown on 27 Nov until CINSCO helicopters are operational.

B. Total military in Guyana as of 262300Z Nov 78 is 128.

C. Strategic/tactical airlift summary as of 262300Z Nov. 78

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                                                C-141              C-130
Georgetown deployment
Scheduled                              24                    7
Completed                              24                    7
Remaining                              0                      0
En route                                 0                      0
 
Movement of remains
Scheduled                              9                      0
Completed                              9                      –
Remaining                              0                      –
En route                                 0                      0
 
Redeployment
Scheduled                              15                    1
Completed                              6                      1
Remaining                              7                      0
En route                                 2                      0

Additional missions will be scheduled as required.

3. General information. JCS extended suspense for submission of cost estimates until 28 Nov 78.

GDS-84

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#2769

Originally posted on March 24th, 2019.

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