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Missing Plane / American Fleet Protection #445151

NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 18, 1969
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(Studio) USSR destroyer turns salvaged debris over to American destroyer, with sympathy. USS New Jersey, back from Vietnam tour, ordered to Sea of Japan with USS Kitty Hawk, whose men were on shore leave in Hong Kong. Ships to protect reconnaissance flights.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(DC) Armada needed to keep planes in air. 40 ships and 300 planes from South Korea and Japan, with Tokyo permission, could be used. Could affect Vietnam war.
REPORTER: Robert Goralski

(Studio) Nixon says United States appreciates USSR help. Says North Korea acts independently of USSR and Communist China.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

Goralski, Robert;
Huntley, Chet

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