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Vietnam / Air War #221221

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 21, 1972
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(Studio) 3 more B-52 bombers shot down in United States air raids over North Vietnam. United States planes hit United States prisoners of war camp in Hanoi. Small group of visiting antiwar activists, incl. Joan Baez and retired General Telford Taylor, viewed some of bomb damage at camp.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Pentagon) Pentagon says raids not planned in areas where POW's believed to be held. United States bombers strike Hanoi and Haiphong more than 1000 times in last 4 days. Reporter Mike McKinley interviews Helene Knapp, head of largest prisoners of war wives and relatives group. [KNAPP - says reports of bombing of POW camp unverified.] B-52's can not pinpoint targets.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Bombs destroy Hanoi's main power station, railway depot, airport, embassies and other targets. United States claims that in last 4 days it's lost 6 B-52's, 1 F-111, 1 A-7, 27 men missing. Hanoi spokesperson says United States lost 12 B-52's, 2 F-111 s and 12 other planes.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob

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