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Jon Rupinski
Jon Rupinski • 1 year ago

September 1, 1983: Soviet Air Force Major Gennadi Osipovich, "piloting an Su-15 Flagon, shoots down Korean Air Lines 007, a Boeing 747-230B that had wandered off-course into Soviet airspace while flying from New York via Anchorage to Seoul." the Cold War

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