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Vietnam / Air War #18637

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 29, 1972
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(Studio) B-32's raid area from Vinh, North Vietnam, to Quang Tri, South Vietnam, with 1800 tons bombs. North Vietnam claims B-52 raid Monday on Muong Xen, North Vietnam, levels village, incl. hospital, schools and houses.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Hanoi, HVN) Bach Mai Hospital bombed. Hospital director tells reporter children's ward, mens' section and maternity rooms destroyed June 27, 1972. Dr. and 1 worker killed. Pentagon says hospital not bombed. (Film shows bombed hospital.) 10 year old patient wounded in home.

(Kien An, North Vietnam) [October 30 film shown.] Tren Hung Dow street in Kien An, North Vietnam, shows extensive bomb damage. (10 mile from Haiphong.) North Vietnam say town bombed 3 times this year - August 28, September 11, and September 14. Town had 75,000 pop., and no military targets. Many people driven to country by city bombing.

(Dan Phong, North Vietnam) Rice coop. here doing well. Coop. manager says production up 300% since 1959. Because of school bombings, parents send children to countryside, but many rural schools also bombed. Reporter concludes city destruction massive and indiscriminate; North Vietnam people not hostile; crops good; morale high.

Luce, Don;
Smith, Howard K.

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