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Vietnam / Fighting / Plane Tracking #199742

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 02, 1968
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(Studio) B-52 bombers carry out 11 raids of suspected enemy positions near Saigon. Part of effort to stop another attack on city. Viet Cong fires 31 rockets into Da Nang. 27 killed; 46 hurt. Report of aspect of air war against Vietnam.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Gulf of Tonkin, Vietnam) Ship 40 mile from Haiphong. 400 men aboard. Ship keeps close to shore and keeps track of all aircraft over North Vietnam Navy Tactical Data System explained. [CAPT. - says tracking MiGs right now. If they come our way, we're ready for them.] 3 ships have computer tracking system to follow American planes that take off from carriers. Planes either called air friendly or air hostile.
REPORTER: David Culhane

Culhane, David;
Reasoner, Harry

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