Serial 440

[Editor’s note: This document’s duplicate at Serial 430 includes slightly more information that was cut off in this original.]

O 271744Z NOV 78
FM JCS WASHINGTON DC//J3//
INFO DIR FBI WASHINGTON DC
(Listing of 28 military bases, commands, and federal agencies follows)
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CONFIDENTIAL 4885
SUBJ: JCS SITREP 008/271700Z NOV 78 (FINAL)

1. Situation:

A. Last flight carrying human remains arrived Dover AFB 252355A Nov 78 bringing total number of bodies recovered from Jonestown to 912.

B. Eighty survivors have been identified in Georgetown: one has returned to US on own: 47 detained by the Government of Guyana (GOG)

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as unfriendly/possibly hostile; 28 under GOG house arrest as non-militants; and 4 imprisoned by GOG at Georgetown. GOG has not indicated when survivors will be released.

2. Friendly operations.

A. As of 271200Z Nov 78, 39 US military personnel remained in Georgetown. JTF [Jonestown Task Force] Guyana was disestablished at 271145Z Nov 78 when JTF commander returned to Canal Zone. Only US forces remaining in Guyana will be 2 UH-1 helicopters and crews supporting Amemb [American Embassy] Georgetown. Additionally, 3 HH-53s will be deployed 281100Z Nov 78.

B. Extensive daylight search of Jonestown failed to find additional bodies or survivors.

3. General information. DOD may be tasked to airlift survivors from Georgetown to CONUS [continental United States] after their release by GOG. DOB is prepared to have aircraft in Georgetown claim four hours after notification is military if required. GDS 84

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#2805

Originally posted on March 24th, 2019.

Last modified on April 17th, 2019.
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