• Short Summary

    RESERVE UNITS OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AND THE UNITED STATES NAVY AIR ARE QUICKLY BEING PREPARED FOLLOWING THURSDAY'S MOBILISATION ORDER BEING PREPARED FOLLOWING PRESIDENT ORDERED THE IMMEDIATE CALL-UP OF 14,600 RESERVISTS TO DEAL WITH THE CRISIS CREATED BY THE SEIZURE OF THE AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE VESSEL PUEBLO OFF NORTH KOREA ON TUESDAY.

  • Description

    RESERVE UNITS OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AND THE UNITED STATES NAVY AIR ARE QUICKLY BEING PREPARED FOLLOWING THURSDAY'S MOBILISATION ORDER BEING PREPARED FOLLOWING PRESIDENT ORDERED THE IMMEDIATE CALL-UP OF 14,600 RESERVISTS TO DEAL WITH THE CRISIS CREATED BY THE SEIZURE OF THE AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE VESSEL PUEBLO OFF NORTH KOREA ON TUESDAY.

    THE MOBILISATION WILL BRING AN ADDITIONAL 372 FIGHTER AND TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT INTO SERVICE TO REINFORCE ANY ACTION THAT MAY OVER THE PUEBLO INCIDENT.

    MANY OF THE AIRCRAFT OPERATED BY THE RESERVE UNITS ARE BEING BROUGHT OUT OF STORAGE AND SERVICED FOR IMMEDIATE USE. PILOTS ARE BEING RETAINED IN FLYING PROCEDURES AND BOMBING. NAVY PILOTS WHO HAVE NOT FLOWN AIRCRAFT CARRIES FOR SIX MONTHS WILL TAKE TEN DAYS TO REQUALIFY FOR CARRIER OPERATIONS.

    THE MOBILISATION ORDER - APPLYING TO 25 UNITS IN THE UNITED STATES - IS THE FIRST OF ITS TYPE SINCE THE BERLIN CRISIS OF 1961.

    THE SUDDEN MOBILISATION ORDER HAS BROUGHT A HUGE AMOUNT OF EXTRA CLERICAL WORK AS THE SERVICE AND HEALTH RECORDS OF 14,600 RESERVISTS HAVE TO BE CHECKED AND BROUGHT UP TO DATE, IN THE SPACE OF ONLY 36 HOURS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6JNS4Y55QE41H674JULJVEYSM
    Media URN:
    VLVA6JNS4Y55QE41H674JULJVEYSM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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