KOREA: Switch Completed

The last caravans of crowded trucks, jeeps and ambulances rolled to Panmunjom last week from the P.W. camps of Korea. Operation Big Switch was over.

In the mass 33-day exchange, 75,797 North Koreans and Chinese were handed back to the Communists; some 23,000 stayed behind in hopes that they would never have to return. From the Reds came 12,760 U.N. captives, 3,597 of them Americans. That was 284 Americans more than the Communists had promised to exchange. But it still did not account for all those believed to be in enemy hands.


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