• Short Summary

    The United States Army is South Vietnam has begun painting helicopters used in medical evacuation flights white in an effort to stop them being used as targets by communist gunners.

  • Description

    The United States Army is South Vietnam has begun painting helicopters used in medical evacuation flights white in an effort to stop them being used as targets by communist gunners. The aircraft were originally painted the normal army olive-drab with red cross markings. But now, thirteen out of the army's some 70 "medevac" helicopters have had a re-paint and -- to keep within the terms of the Geneva Convention -- their guns removed.

    Reporter George Lewis, of the National Broadcasting Company, made this report at Long Binh where helicopters of the First Air Cavalry Division are being re-fitted.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3I9RTP3AOB42W4JQUS4WO9S2F
    Media URN:
    VLVA3I9RTP3AOB42W4JQUS4WO9S2F
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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