• Short Summary

    On February 20 and 21 (1967), pilots from the attack carrier USS TICONDEROGA conducted air strikes with bombs and 20mm cannon fire on bridges, secondary roads, and enemy truck convoys north of the Mu Gia pass in North Vietnam.

  • Description

    (a).
    Aerial view of area near Mu Gia Pass


    (b).
    A4E bomb runs on bridge and secondary dirt road


    (c).
    A4C attack on trucks


    (d).
    Strafing and bombing runs on burning trucks


    (e).
    Attack on railroad siding containing boxcars


    (f).
    Bomb runs on pier


    (g).
    Bombing runs on barges and POL areas




    Initials


    NOTE TO EDITORS: 155' 16mm color master released to UPI-Newsfilm for servicing TV and theatrical pool members. Original material to be forwarded to Army Pictorial Centre, 35-11 35th Avenue, Long Island City, New York 11106, within 72 hours.

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    Background: On February 20 and 21 (1967), pilots from the attack carrier USS TICONDEROGA conducted air strikes with bombs and 20mm cannon fire on bridges, secondary roads, and enemy truck convoys north of the Mu Gia pass in North Vietnam.

    Navy pilots, flying A4E and A4C aircraft from attack squadrons 192 and 195, also struck a railroad staining boxcars south of Than Hoa.

    On March 1 and 2 pilots from the TICONDEROGA returned to North Vietnam to attack waterborne logistic craft along the coastline and inland waterways. They reported destroying 9 of the craft and damaging 54 more.

    On March 2, Navy pilots hit the Chi Ne Army barracks area, 35 miles south-southwest of Hanoi for the second straight day causing heavy damage and fires in the area. They also destroyed a pier 11 miles north-northeast of Vinh, a wooden bridge 24 miles south-southwest of Than Hoa, and struck POL (Petroleum Oil Lubricant) areas and barges.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA31ICOZG1AGCWHYY0G4N78RH6N
    Media URN:
    VLVA31ICOZG1AGCWHYY0G4N78RH6N
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/03/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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