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Vietnam / Offensive-Retaliation #463470

NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 10, 1972
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(Studio) United States B-52s fly deeper into North Vietnam than ever before, dropping 100 tons of bombs on military targets near Vinh, 150 mile north of DMZ. B-52s are slow, and therefore vulnerable to Russian-built SAMs used by North Vietnam.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Danang, South Vietnam) B-52 hit by fragments of North Vietnam surface to air missile (SAM) fired from below DMZ. Makes emergency landing at Danang AFB. United States air power used to knock out surface to air missile sites. [Lieutenant Ed LANKA - reports striking SAM sites above DMZ.] [Lieutenant Ty HALLORAN - says missions hitting SAMs have been successful.] Phantoms fly as many as 200 missions a day.

(Studio) Secretary Defense Melvin Laird says more United States ships and planes being sent to Vietnam as insurance. 9 Navy ships leave California for war zone: a frigate, 7 destroyers, and carrier Midway.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(San Francisco, California) Aircraft carrier Midway prepares to sail with short notice, formerly scheduled to sail later next month 200 men of drydocked Enterprise asked to volunteer for duty aboard Midway. Enterprise aircraft also boarded on Midway.

Chancellor, John;
Ellis, Rex;
Flick, Bob

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