• Short Summary

    A UNITED STATE SQUADRON OF FORTY HU-21 TRANSPORT HELICOPTERS HAS SUFFERED HEAVILY SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THIS YEAR DURING SUPPORTING MISSIONS WITH GOVERNMENT FORCES IN SOUTH VIETNAM.

  • Description

    A UNITED STATE SQUADRON OF FORTY HU-21 TRANSPORT HELICOPTERS HAS SUFFERED HEAVILY SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THIS YEAR DURING SUPPORTING MISSIONS WITH GOVERNMENT FORCES IN SOUTH VIETNAM.

    THE SQUADRON, BASED AT THE BA X UYEN AIRFIELD, HAS FIVE HELICOPTERS DESTROYED AND NINE BADLY DAMAGED IN THE ABORTIVE BATTLE AGAINST VIET CONG GURERILLAS AT AP BAC ON JANUARY 2, WHEN THE MAJOR PART OF THE COMMUNIST FORCE ESCAPED AFTER STRONGLY RESISTING GOVERNMENT ATTACKS.

    SINCE THEN, TWO MORE HELICOPTERS HAVE BEEN BROUGHT DOWN AND TWO OTHERS BADLY DAMAGED. TEN U.S. PILOTS AND ADVISERS HAVE BEEN KILLED DURING THESE ACTIONS AND ELEVEN WOUNDED. SOME OF THE HELICOPTERS SHOWN AT THE AIRFIELD HAVE MECHANICAL FAULTS AND MUST BE REPAIRED URGENTLY TO GET THEM BACK INTO ACTION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAJL1DKN3J5SIZ52UU7WHZ4A2G
    Media URN:
    VLVAJL1DKN3J5SIZ52UU7WHZ4A2G
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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