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Vietnam / United States Bombs North Vietnam #464441

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 08, 1972
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(Studio) United States bombs Hanoi, North Vietnam, from aircraft carriers off Vietnam coast. United States planes shoot down 3 MiGs. North Vietnam claims 2 American planes downed; others attacked dykes, flooding rice fields.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Pentagon) [Pentagon spkmn., Jerry FRIEDHEIM - announces United States bombing of military targets 15 mile west of Hanoi, include storage facilities, barracks, and training facilities. Says dykes not include on list of targets.

(Studio) United States Navy ships continue to bombard Communist positions on N and South Vietnam coastlines.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Tonkin Gulf) Since North Vietnam offensive began, United States Navy has added 20 destroyers off Vietnam coast for total of 30. USS Benjamin Stoddard fires its guns in support of South Vietnam troops south of DMZ (demilitarized zone) at Quang Tri. Firing said effective. [Commander Ronald MARQUIS - says fire has hurt enemy in moving supplies and troops further south] Ships resupply at sea. North Vietnam retaliate.
REPORTER: Jack Paxton

Paxton, Jack;
Utley, Garrick

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