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United States B-52 Pilots / Utapao Air Force Base #27571

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 06, 1973
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(Studio) Most bombing missions to Cambodia originate in Thailand and Guam. ABC's Steve Bell visits Utapao Air Force Base in Thailand.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Utapao, Thailand) Base restricted to reporters till now. Carefully supervised tour given. Crewmen say morale has dropped. [Captain Dean ROGERS JR. - hopes he can go home soon.] [REPORTER - asks if Rogers has same feeling for Cambodia as Hanoi.] [ROGERS - replies feeling for Hanoi different. Definite goal seen for Hanoi bombing. Cambodia goals intangible.] [Captain John WILEY III - says morale not low, but crew lonely and anxious to get home.] Performance level for crewmen good, but sense of commitment and accomplishment lacking.
REPORTER: Steve Bell

Bell, Steve;
Reasoner, Harry

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