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    VICE-ADMIRAL PAUL BLACKBURN, COMMANDER OF THE UNITED STATES SEVENTH FLEET, ARRIVED AT KEELUNG, A PORT IN NORTHERN TAIWAN ABOARD HIS FLAGSHIP, U.

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    VICE-ADMIRAL PAUL BLACKBURN, COMMANDER OF THE UNITED STATES SEVENTH FLEET, ARRIVED AT KEELUNG, A PORT IN NORTHERN TAIWAN ABOARD HIS FLAGSHIP, U.S.S.OKLAHOMA CITY, EARLY THIS WEEK.THE PURPOSE OF THE VISIT WAS TO CALL ON AMERICAN AND TAIWAN OFFICIALS SINCE HE TOOK OVER COMMAND OF THE SEVENTH FLEET IN MARCH THIS YEAR.IT WAS HIS FIRST VISIT TO TAIWAN.

    SPEAKING TO NEWSMEN ABOARD OKLAHOMA CITY, A 15,000-TON GUIDED MISSILE CRUISER, ADMIRAL BLACKBURN SAID THE DOWNING OF TWO AMERICAN AIR FORCE F-105 AIRCRAFT BY THE MUCH INFERIOR MIG FIGHTERS COULD NOT BE REGARDED AS A SUCCESS FOR THE NORTH VIETNAMESE; HE EMPHASISED THAT AMERICAN AIR STRIKE AT COMMUNIST MILITARY TARGETS WERE MAKING CONSIDERABLE AND SIGNIFICANT GAINS AND IMPROVEMENTS.

    CONTINUING HIS TOUR, ADMIRAL BLACKBURN VISITED TSOYING, A NAVAL BAS IN SOUTHERN TAIWAN.MEETING HIM ON ARRIVAL AT THE MEETING BASE WAS ADMIRAL LIU KWANG-KAI, CHIEF OF THE TAIWAN NAVY.AFTER A ROUND OF INTRODUCTION TO HIGH RANKING NAVAL OFFICERS AND CADETS, ADMIRAL BLACKBURN INSPECTED A NAVAL TRAINING SHIP AND MARINES.AT A NEARBY TARGET-RANGE.HE WITNESSED A DEMONSTRATION OF MARKSMANSHIP BY THE MARINES.ALSO PRESENT WAS THE COMMANDER OF THE MARINE CORPS, MAJOR GENERAL YU HOU-CHANG.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1S39XV8M7NCVFJ6NV78S2BP3Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA1S39XV8M7NCVFJ6NV78S2BP3Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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