The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah on April 13, 1975 · Page 22
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The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah · Page 22

Provo, Utah
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Sunday, April 13, 1975
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MILLER PHNOM PENH (UPI) - The American cargo jet Klong 932 delivered nearly 300,000 pounds of Texas-Louisiana rice to the besieged populace of Phnom Penh today despite some of the most intense artillery and rocket fire yet aimed at halting the* rice lift from Saigon. In each of her three trips the huge Seaboard World DCS ran the gauntlet of artillery and rocket fire that destroyed a twin- engine DCS of Air Cambodge and killed at least four persons, including the American pilot of the Cambodian plane, the first American to die during the siege of Phnom Penh. Miraculously, Klong 932 — interpreted as "Sewer Number 932" —was unliit, but another ricebird was hit in the nose by an exploding 105mm artillery shell. There were no injuries. Despite the daylong barrage that pockmarked the city's airport from end to end, the rice lift continued with only occasional interruptions. Klong 932 was the first plane off the ground from Saigon today. "We're the guinea pigs today," grumbled flight engineer John Kenney of Pompano Beach, Fla. "We'll have a most interested audience waiting to hear about our reception." Husky Robert Livingston, the 54-year-old pilot of the riceload- ed stretch jet, explained during the early morning flight that at least 18 flights a day were needed to keep the rice tonnage in Phnom Penh at subsistence levels. "That means at least three flights a day if all six planes are flying, or four —and even five of the hour-long round trips —if we have a plane down," explained the veteran pilot from Branchville.N.J. Aboard Klong 932 were 94,000 pounds of bagged rice, palleted and ready for instant unloading. "If all goes well," said copilot Harry J. Sroka of Brick Town, N.J. "We can get offloaded in eight minutes. As you'll find out before sunset, that can be a helluva long eight minutes." The first omen of a bad day at Phnom Penh came even before the wheels of the long, lean jet touched down at Phnom Penh. There was a sudden puff of black smoke clearly visible as Livingston was on his downwind approach 10 miles away. That built up into a funeral pyre just off the run way. As the plane touched down and raced along the oil-stained runway the flames could be seen clearer and the smoke rose in a black, sinister column into the muggy morning sky. The tragedy was of no concern to the Cambodian unloaders who had lost several dead and wounded Thursday when a shell landed a few yards from the spot where Klong 932 jolted to a halt to be unloaded. They emerged from bunkers and sandbagged foxholes like moles, clambered aboard the fork lifts and unloaders and headed for the DCS. They were as motley a crew of rubber-sandaled, gut-couraged stevedores as has ever unloaded a plane. Some wore bandanas, a few had helmets, nearly all were flakjacketed. "Even with modern loaders and the best of equipment it would take more than an hour to get this 47 tons unloaded at New York," said the sweating Livingston who must remain strapped in the pilot's seat during those tortuous minutes on the ground. "They can do it in eight minutes, if all goes well." All didn't go well, and it was 16 minutes before the last Cambodian had jumped back onto the loaded trucks and the DCS was ready to taxi back onto the runway. Livingston used only half the runway for the empty plane, and without incident the jet returned to Saigon for another load. Her second venture into Phnom Penh was preceded by a warning from a Flying Tiger jet which had just unloaded and passed us as Klong 932 made her steep descent to the runway. "Keep your eyes peeled," warned the Tiger pilot, "Those folks certainly aren't very frietodjy down there today. I guess they don't like us." As the DC8 dived at the runway through the cotton ball clouds and mid-morning heat haze, three artillery rounds landed just to the right of a DC3 taking off. Klong's turn came as Livingston headed for the offloading tarmac. A shell landed in the dry dirt and set up a brown, yellow cloud of smoke. "There'll be a second one," forecast Sroka, "they always come in pairs." He was too right. This one was within 300 yards of that big, big lumbering jet as it seemed to crawl toward the dust pall from the second explosion. The third one landed a scant 30 yards off the port nose, but miraculously the DCS emerged unscathed. The loaders had disappeared, but the "Maggie's Drawers" flag, hung over the sandbagged command post to warn of incoming shells, was still at the "All Clear" position. The loneliest man on the field was Richard Burke of Arlington, Mass.,who had to stand alone on the tarmac to position the jet. Again the scramblers emerged from the bunkers, the trucks moved up and the brutally physical job of manhandling the 5,000 pound pallets becan. "The plane that came in ahead of you took one just off to the side," Burke said. "We spent 15 minutes looking for holes as they were sure they had some, but we couldn't find any." As the loaders finished, a stream of refugees rushed out to the plane carrying bits and pieces of baggage and scrambled aboard. As a final gesture, the Khmer Rouge plopped another 105mm barrage into the airport as the DCS hurtled down the runway and clawed her way to the safety of 35,000 feet. Our third run was made in the scorching heat of midafter- noon with huge thunderheads forming on the horizon. Again there was a warning from Phnon Penh as the DCS made her approach. This time the command post reported a rocket barrage and left everyone hanging with the announcement that "there was an unknown amount of damage." This time the loaders are out and about, a welcome sign. "Just keep your fingers crossed that they're all taking a siesta on this hot afternoon," urged Kenney. This trip, Livngston uses only half of the runway and darts in without having to make the long run back. "This may fool them," he said. It apparently does, as the shell lands at the extreme end of the runway where the jet would have taxied had Livingston not ducked in at the closer ramp. That was the aloha burst of the day for Klong 932. The unloading went off perfectly, no other rounds came in and the DCS took off without incident. Klong 932 had delivered in one day enough rice to keep Phnom Penh going for a few more hours. Top Twenty Records in Pop Field HOLLYWOOD (UPI) - The top 20 single records in the pop filed, based on Billboard's survey of sales and broadcast play: 1. Philadelphia Freedom — Elton John Band 2. Hey Won't You Play Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song — B. J. Thomas. 3. Lovin' You — Minnie Riperton 4. No No Song-Snookeroo — Ringo Starr 5. He Don't Love You Like I Love You — Tony Orlando & Dawn 6. Supernatural Thing Part 1 — Ben E. King 7. Chevy Van — Sammy Johns 8. What Am I Gonna Do With You-Barry White 9. Emma — Hot Chocolate 10. Before the Next Teardrop Falls —Freddy Fender 11. Lady Marmalade — LaBelle 12. Walking In Rhythm - Blackbyrds. 13. L-O-V-E Love- Al Green 14. Shining Star - Earth, Wind &Fire 15. Long Tall Glasses I Can Dance—Leo Sayer 16. Jackie Blue — Ozark Mountain Daredevils 17.1 Don't Like To Sleep Alone —PaulAnka 18. Once You Get Started — Rufus 19. Express—B.T. Express 20. The Berta Butt Boogie Pt. 1 —Jimmie Castor Bunch

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