• Short Summary

    Cambodian forces are currently fighting with only two World War Two fighter-bombers for air support--and Visnews cameraman Lee Yosep has flown in one of them for exclusive coverage of an air strike.

  • Description

    Cambodian forces are currently fighting with only two World War Two fighter-bombers for air support--and Visnews cameraman Lee Yosep has flown in one of them for exclusive coverage of an air strike.

    The Cambodian Air Force was virtually wiped out by last month's daring Viet Cong raid on Phnom Penh Airport. But the critical shortage of air power is counter-balanced by current pledges of heavy American air support for Cambodian troops.

    Lee Yosep found Phnom Penh airport still a shambles. Inside the gutted hangars, he filmed the wreckage of Cambodian MIG-17 jets which had been destroyed in the commando attack.

    The two remaining T-28 piston-engined fighter-bombers are in the air almost continuously flying support missions for ground forces.

    Lee managed to squeeze aboard during one air strike and produced a real scoop -- the first coverage of a Cambodian attack to be filmed from the air.

    He also discovered that the Cambodian aircraft were guided to their target by an American spotter flying in a light observation

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9AEWBAOFBCJMJQXPTFFT5WEKC
    Media URN:
    VLVA9AEWBAOFBCJMJQXPTFFT5WEKC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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