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Vietnam / Air War #461977

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 20, 1972
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(Studio) Air war against North Vietnam continues. pentagon reports severe damage inflicted on military targets. Radio Hanoi says city huge battle area. Town 15 miles from Chinese border hit. B-52 bomber shot down. Poland says 3 Polish sailors killed when cargo ship hit by United States bombers while ship in Haiphong Harbor. 2 United States sailors killed when destroyer damaged by enemy fire. United States using 500 fighter bombers in its attacks, and 100 B-52's.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Thailand) At Air Force Base south of Bangkok, United States B-52's take off for Vietnam. B-52's fly above range of enemy missiles. Now 3 B-52's shot down in last 2 days; several others damaged. Either planes flying lower or enemy using better missiles.
REPORTER: Phil Brady

(Studio) North Vietnam claims much damage to civilians and nonmil. targets. Pentagon denies. White House imposes most severe news blackout of war.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brady, Phil;
Chancellor, John

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