• Short Summary

    HERE IS FIRST FILM OF THE RESULTS OF THE JOINT UNITED STATES AND SOUTH VIETNAMESE AIR STRIKE ON THE NORTH VIETNAMESE NAVAL BASE AT QUANG KHE AND THE MUNITIONS DEPOT AT XOM DANG WHICH WAS MADE ON MARCH 2ND.

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    HERE IS FIRST FILM OF THE RESULTS OF THE JOINT UNITED STATES AND SOUTH VIETNAMESE AIR STRIKE ON THE NORTH VIETNAMESE NAVAL BASE AT QUANG KHE AND THE MUNITIONS DEPOT AT XOM DANG WHICH WAS MADE ON MARCH 2ND.U.S.OFFICIALS SAID THE RAID DESTROYED BETWEEN 70 AND 80 PER CENT OF THE TARGET AREA.

    NORTH VIETNAMESE DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS ISSUED A STATEMENT WHICH SAID THAT THE RAID WAS DIRECTED AT A FISHING PORT WHICH HAD 30 FISHING VESSELS MOORED ALONG THE QUAYSIDE; A SOYA BEAN FACTORY, A PRIMARY SCHOOL AND A CATHOLIC CHURCH WHERE TWO VILLAGES WERE SAID TO HAVE KILLED KIN THE BOMBARDMENT.

    A U.S.SPOKESMAN SAID THAT NEARLY 200 TONS OF BOMBS WERE DROPPED IN THE RAID ON THE TARGETS 60 MILES NORTH OF THE 17TH PARALLEL.U.S.OFFICIALS SAID THAT SIX PLANES HAD BEEN LOST THE FIVE PILOTS RECOVERED; BUT NORTH VIETNAMESE ANTI-AIRCRAFT UNITS CLAIMED TO HAVE SHOT DOWN SIX PLANES IN KWANBIN PROVINCE AND ANOTHER SEVEN IN THE DISTRICT OF VINH LIN.

    A WEEK AFTER THE RAID ON NORTH VIETNAM, LOCAL MILITIA CAPTURED THE PILOT OF ONE OF THE PLANES SHOT DOWN IN THE RAID.HE IS NAMED AS FIRST LIEUTENANT HADEN J.LOCKHART JNR., PILOT OF AN F.100 JET FIGHTER WHICH SUPPORTED THE BOMBING FORCE.THE 27-YEAR-OLD AMERICAN HID FOR SEVEN DAYS IN THE JUNGLE BEFORE HE WAS FOUND BY A PATROL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA25A4WDPQFAZCA45XWOLJV5M37
    Media URN:
    VLVA25A4WDPQFAZCA45XWOLJV5M37
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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