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Vietnam / Truces / South Vietnam Air Force #201804

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 26, 1969
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(Studio) 133 enemy initiated incidents during Viet Cong truce. Light fighting reported As Americans leave, problems of turning war over to South Vietnam increase
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Ton Son Nhut AB, South Vietnam) United States Air Force may be here long time if nothing drastic done. F-4 bomber used most; no plans to give South Vietnam any. Giving them T-37, training plane. Renamed A-37 by putting bomb under wings. South Vietnam gets some of these. Giving South Vietnam American built supersonic F-5 that United States never used. Vietnam pilot must learn English to be able to fly. Language school shown. International language of airport control towers in English. Few South Vietnam want to be mechanics. 3 cargo transports in Vietnam: C-7, C-123, and C-130. No plans to-give them any. South Vietnam have 12 or more C-119 and C-47's as cargo planes. Some used to shuttle VIPs around Vietnam. Their Air Force far cry from United States Air Force.
REPORTER: Don Webster

Reasoner, Harry;
Webster, Don

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