CBS Evening News for Friday, May 12, 1972
View other clips in this broadcast →
Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.
(Studio) American pilots knock out bridge, severing North Vietnam's rail link with China. 2-man crew of Navy plane shoots down 3rd, 4th, and 5th MiGs of Vietnam war, making them 1st American aces of current conflict. Lieutenant Randy Cunningham and Lieutenant JG William Driscoll were shot down themselves, but were rescued in Gulf of Tonkin.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Aircraft Carrier Constellation, Tonkin Gulf) [CUNNINGHAM - says there were MiGs all over. Says his kills were made by taking advantage of errors made by enemy pilots.] [Lieutenant Matt CONNELLEY - says North Vietnam pilots are good-as Vince Lombardi said, never bad mouth the opposition.]
Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.
Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:
If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.