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11. Mayaguez Surveillance Operation msg.

12. CinCPac msg 10 CG USSAG/Seventh Air Force, dtd 13May75

(MMF); Mayaguez Surveillance Operation msg.

13. Seventh Air Force SS Mayaguez SitRep Oil msg to CinCPac,

dtd 13May75 (MMF); PacAF History (74-75).

14. CG USSAG/Seventh Air force msg co CinCPac C/S, drd 13May75 (MMF).

15. 2/9 Koh Tang Report; 1/4 AAR.

16. Ibid.

17. 1/4 AAR; Sevenrh Air Force SS Mayaguez SitRep 020 msg to

CinCPac, dtd 14May75 (MMF).

18. Ibid.

19. 1/4 AAR; Mayaguez Surveillance Operation msg; CinCPacFlt

msg to ComSevcnthFh, dtd l4May75 (MMF).

20. 2/9 Koh Tang Report.

21. Seventh Air Force SS Mayaguez SitRep 029 msg to CinCPac,

dtd l4May75 (MMF).

Assault Preparations

22. Hearings on Seizure, Part IV, p. 76.

23. 2/9 Koh Tang Report; LtCol Randall W. Austin intvw dtd

15Dec84. Tape 112A (Oral HistColl, MCHC), hereafter Austin inrvw.

24. 2/9 Koh Tang Report.

25. Austin intvw; 2/9 Koh Tang Report; Quinlan inrvw. Tape lllA.

26. 1/4 Mayaguez Report.

27. 2/9 Koh Tang Reporr; CG USSAG/Sevenih Air Force msg to

units participating in recovery of Mayaguez, dtd l4May75 (MMF)

hereafter USSAG Mayaguez Ops msg.

28. USSAG Mayaguez Ops msg.

29. 1/4 AAR.

30. "Assault on Koh Tang."

The First Assault Wave

31. Wood Comments.

32. Ibid.

33. Ibid.

34. 1/4 AAR.

35. "Assault on Koh Tang."

36. Ibid.

37. Utapao Command Post msg to PacAF, dtd 15May75 (MMF).

38. "Assault on Koh Tang."

39. 2/9 Koh Tang Report; "Assault on Koh Tang"; CNA Mayaguez Report.

40. Ibid.

41. 2/9 Koh Tang Reporr; Ausrin intvw.

42. 1/9 ComdC; Quinlan incvw. Tape lllA.

43. "Individual Heroism."

44. 2/9 Koh Tang Report; "Assault on Koh Tang."

45. Austin intvw.

46. 'Assault on Koh "Tang."

47. JCS msg to CinCPac, dtd 15May75 (MMF).

The Linkup

48. "Individual Heroism."

49. Ibid.

50. CNA Mayaguez Report.

51. 2/9 Koh Tang Report.

52. Ibid.

The Second Wave

53."Individual Heroism."

54. CinCPac SitRep 001 msg to JCS and CG USSAG/Seventh Air

Force, dtd 15May75 (MMF).

55. Col Robert R. Reed, End of Tour Report (Air Force Historical

Research Center, Maxwell AFB, Alabama).

56. USSAG Mayaguez Ops msg.

57. "Assault on Koh Tang."

58. CO, 388 TFW, Korat RTAFB msg to CG USSAG/Seventh Air

Force, dtd 15May75 (MMF).

59. Seventh Air Ibrce SitRep 040 TO CinCPac, did 15May75 (MMF).

60. "Assault on Koh Tang."

61. CNA Mayaguez Report.

62. Ibid.

The Retrograde

63. "Assault on Koh Tang"; CO, 388 TFW Korat RTAFB msg to

CG, Sevenrh Air force, dtd 15May75; Sevenrh Air Ibrce SS Mayaguez

SitRep 047 msg ro CinCPac, dtd 15May75 (MMF).

64. 'Assault on Koh Tang"; CNA Mayaguez Report; Seventh Air

Force SS Mayaguez SitRep 046 msg 10 CinCPac, dtd 15May75 (MMF).

65. 2/9 Koh Tang Report.

66. Cicere Comments.

67. "Assault on Koh Tang"; Guilmarrin Comments.

68. CNA Mayaguez Report.

69. 2/9 Koh Tang Report; "Individual Heroism"; PacAF History


70. 2/9 Koh Tang Report.

71. Ibid.

72. CO. 388 TFW Korat RTAFB msg to CG Seventh Air Force, dtd

15May75 (MMF).

73. CNA Mayaguez Report; "Assault on Koh Tang"; Mayaguez

Master's statement.

74. CinCPac Final SitRep msg loJCS, dtd 15May75 (MMF).

75. "U.S. Seventh Fleet," p, 27.

76. "Assault on Koh Tang."

77. Ibid.

78. Maj A.J. C. Lavelle, ed., The Vietnamese Air Force, 1951-1975,

An Analysis of its Role m Combat and Fourteen Hours at Koh Tang

(Office of Air force Hisrory, Washington, D.C., 1985), hereafter Four-

teen Hours.

79. "Assault on Koh Tang."

80. Fourteen Hours.

81. Maj Peter C. Brown Letter of Investigation to CG 3d MarDiv,

n.d. (MMF), hereafter "Mayaguez Investigation"; "Assault on Koh

Tang"; Fourteen Hours.

82. Pacific Intelligence Command msg to CinCPac, dtd 15May75 (MMF).

83. Seventh Air Force SitRep 049 msg to CinCPac, dtd 15May75


The Aftermath

84. "Mayaguez Investigation"; "Individual Heroism."

85. "Mayaguez Investigation."

86. CO, CTF 77 msg 10 ComSeventhFlt, dtd 15May75 (MMF); "As-

sault on Koh Tang."

87. "Mayaguez Investigation."

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