• 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.

  • Description

    BEIN HOA AIRBASE SOUTH VIETNAM (JUNE 1967) (REUTERS)

    LS HELICOPTER ON FLIGHT (TILT DOWN) CROWD AT CEREMONY
    MS AIR FORCE PILOT IN FRONT OF PLANE
    CU SAME PILOT AND TILT DOWN
    LS KY, BUNKER AND OTHERS
    MS CROWD
    LS PILOTS
    MS KY AND BUNKER IN JEEP
    CU SOLDIERS
    MS PILOTS SALUTING
    MS KY PRESENTING SQUADRON COLOURS TO FORCE'S CAPTAIN
    MS SAME CAPTAIN IN PLANE COCKPIT
    MS PLANE TAXIIS OFF
    LS SAME PLANES OFF RUNWAY
    CU CROWD
    LS PLANE IN FLIGHT

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    Background: 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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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4YZI8SFB0A25204XSWRYY2CIW
    Media URN:
    VLVA4YZI8SFB0A25204XSWRYY2CIW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including 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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