Dec 4, 78 • 1920 • Georgetown-State • 4096

[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 833 of the FBI’s RYMUR release.

[The State Department FOIA release of 1981 deleted the name of a Jonestown survivor from this cable.]

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[Listing of agencies receiving informational copies on pdf]

0 041920Z DEC 78
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC FLASH 8329
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 4096
E.O. 11652: NA
TAGS: CASC, GY (PEOPLES TEMPLE)
SUBJ: REPATRIATION OF PT MEMBERS

DEPT PLEASE PASS TO USSS, WASHDC; FBI WILL IWASHDC; INS, MIAMI; USCUSTOMS MIAMI, HEW WASHDC

1. WE HAVE CONFIRMED RESERVATIONS ON SURINAM AIRLINES FLIGHT PY 942/LM971, DEPARTING GEORGETOWN AT 0915 AND ARRIVING MIAMI AT 1330 (ALL TIMES LOCAL) ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1978 FOR THE FOLLOWING: RICHARD CLARKE [CLARK], [NAME WITHHELD], ROBERT PAUL.

2. THE THREE ALSO HAVE RESERVATIONS ABOARD EA [EASTERN AIRLINES] 22 LEAVING MIAMI AT 1502 NEW YORK THE SAME DAY.

3. PLEASE ARRANGE TO MEET AND ASSIST WITH TRANSFER FROM LM-971 AT 1330 TO EA 22 AT 1500.

BURKE [John Burke, American ambassador to Guyana]

NOTE BY OC/T: PASSED TO INS MIAMI & USCUSTOMS MIAMI.

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Originally posted on March 23rd, 2020.

Last modified on July 2nd, 2022.
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