• Short Summary

    A SQUAD OF VIET CONG, ARMED WITH MORTARS AND EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, STRUCK AT THE US AIR BASE AT PLEIKU ON SATURDAY MORNING, INFLICTING DAMAGE WHICH HAS BEEN ESTIMATED AT ONE MILLION DOLLARS.

  • Description

    A SQUAD OF VIET CONG, ARMED WITH MORTARS AND EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, STRUCK AT THE US AIR BASE AT PLEIKU ON SATURDAY MORNING, INFLICTING DAMAGE WHICH HAS BEEN ESTIMATED AT ONE MILLION DOLLARS. THEY ATTACKED THE BASE WITH SMALL-ARMS FIRE, THEN DESTROYED SUPPLY DUMPS AND DAMAGED PARKED HELICOPTERS.

    THE ATTACKING VIET CONG INFLICTED CASUALTIES ON US TROOPS GUARDING THE BASE AND FIRED OVER 200 MORTARS INTO SUPPLY DUMPS. OTHER RAIDERS FIXED EXPLOSIVE CHARGES TO HELICOPTERS AND STORE SHEDS, DOING EXTENSIVE DAMAGE.

    IT WAS A SIMILAR RAID ON THE PLEIKU BASE IN FEBRUARY, 1965, WHICH BROUGHT ABOUT THE FIRST AMERICAN FIGHTER-BOMBER RAIDS ON NORTH VIETNAMESE MILITARY INSTALLATIONS.

    AMONG STORES DESTROYED IN SATURDAY'S RAID WERE COMBAT UNIFORMS, TYRES AND CHEMICAL EQUIPMENT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA61UNQNF1E0J0CG3FFP3BX77AN
    Media URN:
    VLVA61UNQNF1E0J0CG3FFP3BX77AN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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