ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 21, 1972
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(Studio) United States B-52s resume raids deep inside North Vietnam in effort to check Communist drive in South Vietnam. Bombing concentrated on Thanh Hoa port, 80 mile south of Hanoi. 1 Phantom jet shot down by antiaircraft fire, but both crewmen rescued in Tonkin Gulf.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Danang, South Vietnam) [Lieutenant Colonel Paul CRAW-says bombers flying missions around Hanoi encounter antiaircraft fire, but are threatened more by missiles.] [Major John PRICE - says defensive fire takes second priority over job.] Attack fighters perform high flying escort duty, leaving bombing to B-52s, minimizing loss of aircraft.
REPORTER: Bill Brannigan
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