• Short Summary

    On March 4, 1968, U.S. Air Force jet fighter-bombers struck targets near Khe Sanh and?

  • Description

    (a).
    F-105 strike on road
    6 ft

    (b).
    F-4C straffing and secondary explosion
    22 ft



    Initials


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    NOTE TO EDITORS: 28' 26mm color master released to CBS-TV for servicing TV and theatrical pool members. Color master to be forwarded to Deluxe Laboratories 850 Tenth Avenue, New York City, within 72 hours.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: On March 4, 1968, U.S. Air Force jet fighter-bombers struck targets near Khe Sanh and Hue, in South Vietnam, in support of American ground forces in those area.

    In the first sequence an F-105 "Thunderchief" from the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing drops 750 pound bombs on a road just three miles south of Khe Sanh. Bomb hits cratered the road and made it impassable for truck traffic. The jet's gun camera filmed this sequence.

    The second strike 30 miles of Hue was in support of elements of the 101st Airborne Division engaged in operation "Jet Stuart". An Air Force F-4C "Phantom" from the 366th Tactical Fighter Wing at Da Nang, straffed an apparent truck part with 20mm cannon fire. One of the trucks, obscured by the trees, was hit setting off secondary explosion. This film was recorded by the forward blister camera of the "Phantom".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVARHUYZKRX3CVHRXACX3WTCITP
    Media URN:
    VLVARHUYZKRX3CVHRXACX3WTCITP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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