September 25, 1992 |
The U.S.-Russian team searching for American prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action has yet to uncover information leading to any living American service personnel, and there are only minuscule chances that such individuals exist here, officials said Thursday. "I, for one, believe that the probability of finding an American (POW or MIA) in Russia today is close to nil," said Gen. Dmitri Volkogonov, the Russian chairman of the joint commission on the fate of American POWs and MIAs.
August 1, 1992 |
In 1948, New York-born Stefan Dovgulevich, 20, went to the U.S. Embassy here, declared his allegiance to America and received a U.S. passport. But when he applied to Soviet authorities for permission to leave, his U.S. passport was replaced with a Soviet one, and he was thrown into a Stalinist labor camp. Dovgulevich's name was one of 39 on a list published Friday of Americans who were caught in Soviet territory during or after World War II and were imprisoned in Soviet labor camps.
July 31, 1992 |
New evidence found in the recently opened top-secret KGB archives shows that some American citizens imprisoned by Soviet authorities during and after World War II are still alive and living in the former Soviet republics, according to an article published in a Russian newspaper Thursday. "(We must) find them to correct the injustices against them and give them a chance to contact relatives currently living in the United States," Col. Gen.
July 6, 1992 |
In this isolated, wind-scoured reservation town in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, the riddle of Joe Danens is an eerie local fragment of a seemingly eternal national mystery: What really happened to thousands of American servicemen who disappeared in Vietnam and Korea and countless Cold War skirmishes? The question of Danens' fate has haunted his family for more than 40 years--ever since his PBRY2 Privateer spy plane and its 10 crew members disappeared over the Baltic Sea on April 8, 1950.
July 1, 1992 |
President Bush's special envoy said Tuesday that there probably is no living American POW involuntarily inside the former Soviet Union. Malcolm Toon said he had encountered "some puzzlement" among Russian officials about why President Boris N. Yeltsin had suggested that there were Americans still in captivity.
June 27, 1992 |
After days of intensified searching for signs of missing American prisoners of war, envoy Malcolm Toon said Friday that Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin must have been confused or mistaken when he held out the hope that American POWs could still be alive in the former Soviet Union. "It is clear to me that he misspoke," Toon said of Yeltsin's sensational comments during last week's Russian-American summit, "because we have found nobody here that will tell us that Mr.