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Silent warriors, incredible courage : the declassified stories of Cold War reconnaissance flights and the men who flew them

Author: Wolfgang W E Samuel; R Cargill Hall
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The outbreak of the Korean War in June 1950 took the American military by surprise. Rushing to respond, the US and its allies developed a selective overflight program to gather intelligence. Silent Warriors, Incredible Courage is a history of the Cold War overflights of the Soviet Union, its allies, and the People's Republic of China, based on extensive interviews with dozens of pilots who flew these dangerous  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Interviews
Personal narratives
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Samuel, Wolfgang W. E., author.
Silent warriors, incredible courage
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2019]
(DLC) 2018045460
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wolfgang W E Samuel; R Cargill Hall
ISBN: 9781496822796 149682279X
OCLC Number: 1054261420
Description: xx, 291 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: When peace came to America (1945) --
The peace that wouldn't take (1947) --
More secret than the Manhattan Project (1952) --
To the Yalu River and beyond (1950) --
'Honey Bucket Honshos' of the 91st Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron (1952) --
The 19th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron (1955) --
The incredible RF-86F sabre jet (1952-1955) --
Remembering Major Rudolph 'Rudy' Anderson (1953-1955) --
The last hurrah of the 'Wild Bunch' (1954-1955) --
The short-lived RB-57A 'Heart Throb' program (1955-1956) --
The RB-57A-1 Heart Throb: a challenging plane to fly (1955-1956) --
A P2V-7 Neptune surviving the Czechoslovak border (1956) --
Franz Josef land (1952) --
Teamwork: P2V and RB-50E (1952) --
Come the B/RB-47 Stratojet (1952)--
Challenging the Russian bear (1954) --
Slick Chick RF-100AS (1955-1956) --
Project home run: RB-47S over Siberia (1956) --
Fate is the hunter: the shootdown of RB-47H 53-4281 over the Barents Sea (1960) --
The RB-57D that killed the SENSIT program (1956) --
The Cuban Missile Crisis through the eyes of a raven (1962) --
The last flight of RB-47H 53-4290 over the sea of Japan (1964) --
An unintentional overflight of East Germany (1964) --
The reasons why (1948-1960) --
The price we paid (1945-1993).
Responsibility: Wolfgang W. E. Samuel ; foreword by R. Cargill Hall.

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