• Short Summary

    THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE AIR FORCE STEPPED INTO THE JET AGE TODAY (THURSDAY) WITH THE ACTIVATION OF ITS FIRST JET FIGHTER SQUADRON AND THE ACCEPTANCE OF A GIFT OF 20 F.5 FREEDOM FIGHTERS FROM THE UNITED STATES.

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    THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE AIR FORCE STEPPED INTO THE JET AGE TODAY (THURSDAY) WITH THE ACTIVATION OF ITS FIRST JET FIGHTER SQUADRON AND THE ACCEPTANCE OF A GIFT OF 20 F.5 FREEDOM FIGHTERS FROM THE UNITED STATES.

    AT AIR FORCE DAY CEREMONIES HELD AT BIEN HOA AIRBASE , 20 MILES NORTHEAST OF SAIGON, PRIME MINISTER NGUYEN CAO KY ACCEPTED THE SUPERSONIC FIGHTERS FROM AMERICAN AMBASSADOR ELLSWORTH BUNKER.

    DURING THE CEREMONIES, ARMED HELICOPTERS AND PLANES CIRCLED IN THE SKY OVER THE BASE, WHICH WAS HIT BY THE VIETCONG IN A ROCKET ATTACK LAST MONTH.

    THE AIRCRAFT, WHICH PUT ON A DAZZLING DISPLAY OF AEROBATICS FOR THE BENEFIT OF ASSEMBLED DIPLOMATS AND GUESTS, WILL BE FLOWN INTO COMBAT MISSIONS AGAINST THE VIETCONG BY 33 VIETNAMESE PILOTS WHO HAVE RECENTLY COMPLETED SIX MONTHS TRAINING IN THE UNITED STATES.

    IT IS THE FIRST TIME THAT VIETNAMESE PILOTS HAVE FLOWN JETS AGAINST THE VIETCONG.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4YZI8SFB0A25204XSWRYY2CIW
    Media URN:
    VLVA4YZI8SFB0A25204XSWRYY2CIW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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