Silent Warriors, Incredible Courage: The Declassified Stories of Cold War Reconnaissance Flights and the Men Who Flew Them

The Declassified Stories of Cold War Reconnaissance Flights and the Men Who Flew Them
 
 
University Press of Mississippi
  • erschienen am 30. März 2019
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 312 Seiten
978-1-4968-2279-6 (ISBN)
 
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. This book offers a history of the Cold War overflights of the Soviet Union and China, based on extensive interviews with dozens of pilots.
  • Englisch
  • Jackson
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  • USA
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
128 black & white illustrations
  • Höhe: 244 mm
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  • Breite: 159 mm
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  • Dicke: 30 mm
  • 648 gr
978-1-4968-2279-6 (9781496822796)
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Wolfgang W. E. Samuel was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Air Force in 1960 and rose to the rank of Colonel. He flew his first operational missions during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, then flew over a hundred dangerous reconnaissance missions during the Cold War. He flew combat during the Vietnam War and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross three times and multiple Air Medals. He is the author of German Boy: A Refugee's Story; I Always Wanted to Fly: America's Cold War Airmen; The War of Our Childhood: Memories of World War II; American Raiders: The Race to Capture the Luftwaffe's Secrets; Coming to Colorado: A Young Immigrant's Journey to Become an American Flyer; and In Defense of Freedom: Stories of Courage and Sacrifice of World War II Army Air Forces Flyers, all published by University Press of Mississippi.
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