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Plane Carrying 93 U.S. Soldiers Disappears in Pacific

Mar. 15, 1962 - A Flying Tiger Line Super Constellation carrying 107 persons, including 93 U.S. soldiers, disappeared during a night flight from Guam to Manila early today. It was presumed to have crashed at sea. An Army spokesman in Washington said the soldiers were bound for Saigon to join the growing force of U.S. military men in South Vietnam. The passengers also included three South Vietnamese enlisted men. There were four women in the civilian crew of eleven. A vast air and surface search was begun under the direction of U.S. military officials in Manila. They said that the chartered flight, which left the West Coast Tuesday, undoubtedly was down at sea. There are no islands along the 1,600-mile route from Guam to Manila.

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