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Vietnam / Air War #17631

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 21, 1972
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(Studio) United States continues wind-down of ground war, while air war continues unabated. 2 United States Phantom jets ever Laos and 2 United States copters over South Vietnam shot down. US `copters ready for expected enemy offensive.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Cen. Highlands, South Vietnam) South Vietnam has fledgling helicopter force, weak link in otherwise impressive A.F., leaving job for United States `copters highly important. [52nd Aviation Battalion, Major Richard JAMES - evaluates role United States will play in enemy offensive.]
REPORTER: Jim Giggans

Giggans, Jim;
Smith, Howard K.

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