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Vietnam / Air Strikes #198325

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 01, 1968
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(Studio) Retaliatory air strikes over North Vietnam began in 1964. Full scale bombing began 7 mos. later in 1965.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Vietnam) 90,000 missions over North Vietnam in 3 years and 9 mos. Targets cited. 924 US aircraft shot down in same period. Of 1,335 airmen shot down, 125 dead; 450 rescued, 260 prisoners of war and 500 MIA. More bombs used than in Europe and Pacific in World War II. 1 1/4 million tons on North Vietnam. Battleship "New Jersey" to fire below DMZ.
REPORTER: Steve Rowan Narrates

Cronkite, Walter;
Rowan, Steve

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