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Vietnam / Air War #18967

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 21, 1972
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(Studio) North Vietnam reports United States air raids took many more lives and caused much more damage. Claims to have shot down 12 B-52's and 14 other planes. United States lists 3 more B-52's downed, making a total of 6 for recent raids.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) [Pentagon spokesperson Jerry FRIEDHEIM - says B-52's operating mainly around Hanoi.] Up to now B-52's almost immune from attack by SAM's used by North Vietnam. Jamming devices on plane confuse radar-guided SAM's. Now that B-52's have been downed, United States changing tactics with them. North Vietnam has improved detection devices and gotten more SAM's from USSR via China.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

Bergman, Jules;
Reasoner, Harry

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