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Vietnam / Air War #462132

NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 29, 1972
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(Studio) United States announces loss B-52 today in 11th day intensive attacks on North Vietnam. 3 other United States planes also lost. 27 planes lost altogether. 76 airmen missing plus 12 more added to list today. Indian dips. evacuated from Hanoi describe bombing.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Aboard Hanoi-to-Vientiane plane) [1st Secretary Indian embassy SHASHANK - says B-52's destroyed Bach Mai Hospital completely.] [Mrs. SHASHANK - says bombing worst experience of life. Bombing has destroyed everything but life of people, and that too being taken now.] [Amir GUPTA - says bombing indiscriminate. North Vietnam determined not to give in to US. Says US reports of plane losses too low.]
REPORTER: Phil Brady

(Studio) Explanation given by officials of civilian damage to Hanoi.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Pentagon) [Pentagon spokesperson Jerry FRIEDHEIM - says has no figures on civilian deaths in North Vietnam. Refuses comment otherwise.]
REPORTER: John Cochran

(Studio) South Vietnam officials predict New Yr.'s bombing halt. Associated Press says South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu told United States policy is to devastate North Vietnam before bombing halted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brady, Phil;
Chancellor, John;
Cochran, John

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