• Short Summary

    SOUTH VIETNAMESE PILOTS WHO BOMBED MILITARY INSTALLATIONS IN COMMUNIST NORTH VIETNAM ON MONDAY (8 FEB), RETURNED TO A HEROES WELCOME IN SAIGON ON TUESDAY (9 FEB).

  • Description

    1.
    LS PLANES FLY OVER SAIGON AIRPORT AFTER BOMBING MISSION (TWO SHOTS)
    3 ft

    2.
    MS CROWD WAITING TO WELCOME PILOTS
    4 ft

    3.
    MS PLANES TAXIING IN
    7 ft

    4.
    MS PILOT OUT OF COCKPIT (PAN) OTHER PLANES
    9 ft

    5.
    MS BRIG. GEN. KY (CENTRE) AND ANOTHER PILOT TOWARDS REVIEWING STAND
    11 ft

    6.
    MS OTHER PILOTS TOWARDS STAND
    13 ft

    7.
    CU BRIG. GEN. KY RECEIVING GALLANTRY MEDAL FROM KHANH (THREE SHOTS)
    17 ft

    8.
    MS ANOTHER PILOT RECEIVING MEDAL
    18 1/2 ft

    9.
    MS KHANH PINS MEDAL ON ANOTHER PILOT
    20 ft

    10.
    MS GIRLS WITH GARLANDS TOWARDS PILOTS AND GARLAND THEM (TWO SHOTS)
    23 1/2 ft

    11.
    LS CROWD SURROUNDS PILOTS
    24 ft



    Initials CAR/VS/MK/CA/RBI



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: SOUTH VIETNAMESE PILOTS WHO BOMBED MILITARY INSTALLATIONS IN COMMUNIST NORTH VIETNAM ON MONDAY (8 FEB), RETURNED TO A HEROES WELCOME IN SAIGON ON TUESDAY (9 FEB). THE AIR STRIKES WERE CARRIED OUT AFTER AN EMERGENCY MEETING OF TOP SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT AND UNITED STATES MISSION OFFICIALS IN SAIGON.

    ALL BUT ONE OF THE 24 PILOTS WHO TOOK PART IN THE RAID TAXIED THEIR PROPELLER-DRIVEN SKYRAIDER FIGHTER BOMBERS TO THE PARKING APRON AT THE AIRPORT TO CHEERS FROM A HUGE CROWD. ONE OF THE 24 PILOTS PARACHUTED FROM HIS PLANE AND LANDED IN DANANG - A KEY AMERICAN BASE - WHEN HIS PLANE DEVELOPED MECHANICAL AFTER BEING HIT BY GROUND FIRE.

    LED BY BRIGADIER-GENERAL NGUYEN CAO KY, THE YOUNG AIRFORCE CHIEF, THEY MARCHED BEFORE THE REVIEWING STAND IN THEIR OLIVE GREEN AND BLACK FLYING SUITS.

    LIEUTENANT GENERAL NGUYEN KHANH, THE ARMED FORCES CHIEF, PINNED THE CROSS OF GALLANTRY ON EACH ONE OF THEM AND YOUNG PRETTY GIRLS GARLANDED THEM WITH FLOWERS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA21WDH6GGCG16SQ9QA3QJF0E2I
    Media URN:
    VLVA21WDH6GGCG16SQ9QA3QJF0E2I
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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