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Vietnam / Air War #19085

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 29, 1972
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(Studio) Massive bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong areas of North Vietnam continue. United States loses 4 more planes and 12 airmen for a total of 27 aircraft lost and 93 airmen missing, killed or captured. Hanoi claims to have shot down 76 planes. International Control Commission for Indochina visits Hanoi and reports on bombing.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Vientiane, Laos) [Indian dip. M. SHASHANK - says bombing indiscriminate.]
REPORTER: Steve Bell

(Pentagon) Officials dodge questions with regard to civilian casualties in North Vietnam. [Pentagon spokesperson Jerry FRIEDHEIM - suggests SAM's and crashing planes causing civilian casualties rather than bombs.]
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

(Studio) Reports say United States may cease bombing over New Year's.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Bell, Steve;
Peterson, Roger;
Smith, Howard K.

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