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    AIRCRAFT ON THE GROUND ARE THE LATEST TARGET OF THE VIETCONG IN THE WAR IN SOUTH VIETNAM.

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    AIRCRAFT ON THE GROUND ARE THE LATEST TARGET OF THE VIETCONG IN THE WAR IN SOUTH VIETNAM.ON FRIDAY, THE BIG AIR BASE AT DA NANG WAS SWIFTLY PENETRATED BY A BAND OF 14 MEN OF THE VIETCONG AND SIX AIRCRAFT PUT OUT OF ACTION OR DESTROYED.THE AMERICAN HELICOPTER BASE AT CHEO REO HAS ALSO BEEN UNDER FIRE IN THE SAME TYPE OF HIT-AND-RUN ATTACK.

    THE ATTACKS COME AS THE VIETCONG STEP UP THEIR SUMMER MONSOON OFFENSIVE AND THE UNITED STATES INCREASES ITS AIR STRIKING FORCE OVER VIETNAM.

    AT DA NANG, THE VIETCONG RAIDING PARTY GOT THROUGH THE HEAVY DEFENCES OF THE BASE WHERE SOME 9,500 AMERICAN MARINES ARE STATIONED.SEARCH PATROLS CAPTURED A WOUNDED MEMBER OF THE VIETCONG WHO TOLD THEM HIS RAIDING PARTY HAD BEEN SPECIALLY TRAINED FOR THE MISSION.

    AMONG THE TARGETS BLASTED BY THE PARTY'S EXPLOSIVES WAS AN F-102 DELTA DAGGER JET, A TYPE THAT IS FREQUENTLY USED IN AMERICAN AIR ATTACKS, AND SOME C-130 TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4FWQGCXK5Z03W27M4Y6XMXOL2
    Media URN:
    VLVA4FWQGCXK5Z03W27M4Y6XMXOL2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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