• Short Summary

    THE UNITED STATES TODAY (THURSDAY) CONTINUED ITS BUILD-UP OF ARMED MIGHT IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA. NAVAL?

  • Description

    THE UNITED STATES TODAY (THURSDAY) CONTINUED ITS BUILD-UP OF ARMED MIGHT IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA. NAVAL UNITS OF THE SEVENTH FLEET LEFT JAPAN FOR WATERS OFF VIETNAM WHILE JET FIGHTERS, BOMBERS AND RECONNAISSANCE PLANES HAVE BEEN DESPATCHED TO SAIGON.

    THIRTY B-57 CANBERRA MEDIUM BOMBERS HAVE ALREADY ARRIVED IN THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE CAPITAL AND ANOTHER FIFTY JETS ARE ON THEIR WAY FROM HAWAII TO BOLSTER THE GROWING AIR ARM IN SOUTH VIETNAM.

    THE BUILD-UP BEGAN EARLIER THIS WEEK WHEN F-102 FIGHTERS WERE SENT TO SOUTH VIETNAM FROM THE U.S. BASE ON OKINAWA IN A BID TO FORESTALL ANY AIR ATTACKS ON SOUTH VIETNAMESE TARGETS.

    IMMEDIATELY ON THEIR ARRIVAL THE FIGHTERS WERE PLACED UNDER GUARD BY SOUTH VIETNAM AND AMERICAN TROOPS. THE RECENT UPSURGE IN ACTIVITY BY THE VIET CONG, GAVE RISE TO FEARS THAT AN ATTEMPT TO DESTROY THE AIRCRAFT ON THE GROUND MIGHT BE MADE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF4VLLJI98GMMZ27AW3L97UXWB
    Media URN:
    VLVAF4VLLJI98GMMZ27AW3L97UXWB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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