• Short Summary

    THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE AIR FORCE LAST WEEK BOMBED A COMMUNIST VIETCONG TRAINING CENTRE, 150 MILES SOUTHWEST OF SAIGON.

  • Description

    1.
    LS SKYRAIDERS TOWARDS VIETCONG AREA (THREE SHOTS)
    8 1/2 ft

    2.
    LS (AERIAL VIEW) CA MAU AREA
    13 ft

    3.
    LS RECONNAISSANCE PLANE (WHITE) CIRCLES AREA
    17 ft

    4.
    LS SMOKE BELCHING FROM BOMBED AREA
    20 ft

    5.
    MS PLANES OVER BOMBED AREA ON WAY TO BASE (FOUR SHOTS)
    30 ft

    6.
    CU PILOT IN COCKPIT
    33 ft

    7.
    CU PLANES WITH EMPTY BOMB RACKS
    44 ft

    8.
    LS PLANES TOWARDS BASE
    49 ft

    9.
    LS RUNWAY OF BIEN HOA BASE
    58 ft



    Initials CAR/VS/MK/YA/RBI



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE AIR FORCE LAST WEEK BOMBED A COMMUNIST VIETCONG TRAINING CENTRE, 150 MILES SOUTHWEST OF SAIGON. THE SKYRAIDER DIVE BOMBERS, GIVEN BY THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, WHERE USED IN THE BOMBING MISSION. MANY AMERICAN MILITARY ADVISERS ASSISTED IN THE MISSION CARRIED OUT AT CA MAU IN THE MEKONG DELTA.

    THE VIETCONG TRAINING CENTRE WAS LOCATED BY A RECONNAISSANCE PLANE WHICH CIRCLED THE AREA. THEN CAME THE SKYRAIDERS WHICH TOTALLY WIPED OUT THE CENTRE, INCLUDING TEN HOUSES AND SEVERAL FISHING CANOES. THE VIETCONG SUFFERED HEAVY CASUALTIES.

    CA MAU IS NOTORIOUSLY KNOWN AS THE HOTTEST BED FOR COMMUNIST ACTIVITIES -- NONE TO MATCH ELSEWHERE IN SOUTH VIETNAM. THE TRAINING CENTRE IS CONSIDERED THE BIGGEST AND WELL EQUIPPED.

    THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT'S EFFORTS TO WIPE OUT THE MENACE OF COMMUNISM IS STRONGLY BACKED BY THE UNITED STATES, WHO ARE DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN THIS EXPENSIVE WARFARE.

    AFTER THEIR MISSION, THE SKYRAIDERS RETURNED TO BIEN HOA FLYING ONCE AGAIN OVER THE BOMBED AREA WHICH WAS BELCHING WITH SMOKE. BIEN HOA WAS THE SCENE OF THE BIGGEST VIETCONG ATTACK LAST MONTH IN WHICH SEVERAL UNITED STATES PLANES WERE DAMAGED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3965B1Y7V50G0MYFMON8HUSNM
    Media URN:
    VLVA3965B1Y7V50G0MYFMON8HUSNM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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