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Vietnam / Air War #221185

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 19, 1972
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(Studio) United States carries out heaviest air raids of war against North Vietnam, bombing Hanoi and Haiphong areas. Many civilians killed. United States admits to losing 3 planes; Hanoi claims to have downed 6 and captured many pilots and crews.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Bombers based outside South Vietnam, in Thailand's Khorat Air Force Base for example, carry out raids against North Vietnam. [Mil. spokesperson Major Gil WHITEMAN - says United States loses 3 planes as result of North Vietnam raids.] General Alexander Haig arrives Saigon to brief President Thieu at time bombing begins.
REPORTER: Don Webster

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Haig greeted by United States Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker and General Fred. Weyand. Haig talks with Thieu and flies to Cambodia to talk with Premier Lon Nol. [GI Robert DEINLEIN - says approves air raids even though they're not very effective.] [GI Michael GOSNELL - says no sense in bombing.]
REPORTER: Foster Davis

(Studio) 6-man crew of B-52 shot down near Hanoi captured. Appeared today at news conference in Hanoi.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Davis, Foster;
Webster, Don

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