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Cambodia / Phnom Penh Rocket Attacks / United States Airlifts / Food #239257

CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 28, 1975
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(Studio) Insurgents pound Phnom Penh with rockets and artillery shells. US airlifts suspended.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Phnom Penh, Cambodia) Airlifts begin at Saigon airport. Today's flight taken with Captain Jerry Casey and 1st officer Ken Johnson. Few mins. outside Phnom Penh, crew takes precautions against artillery fire; details. Once on ground, crews quickly unload each jet.
REPORTER: Peter Collins

(Saigon, South Vietnam) [Pilot Larry PARTRIDGE - says he's flying airlift because Phnom Penh needs supplies.] [Pilot Jim WINTERBERG - says he forgets about danger to himself and thinks of Cambodian people caught up in war.] Pilots personally committed to airlifts after seeing Cambodians' reactions to airlift.
REPORTER: Peter Collins

(Studio) As insurgent forces advance, food for Phnom Penh becoming harder to find.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Phnom Penh, Cambodia) World relief groups trying to supply enough food to children here to keep them from starving. Only children lucky enough to get on relief group's list get food. Although United States airlifts bringing in rice daily, there's no rice for sale in Phnom Penh at any price.
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

Reporter(s):
Collins, Peter;
Cronkite, Walter;
Threlkeld, Richard
Duration:
00:05:30

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