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." Modern History, History Passion, 747 Soviet, Korean Airline, Magazines September, Cold War, Magazines Covers, Time Magazines, Soviet Airspac
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Major Charles J. Rosenblatt with his crew His crew were Sergeant Perdue and Sergeant Culver. Rosenblatt was born in Tampa and was a long-time resident of Jacksonville. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years and was a fighter pilot during both World War II and the Korean Conflict. He received two distinguished flying crosses, the Air Medal, and three Oak Leaf Clusters in World War II alone. He was credited with destroying four Nazi planes and damaging three others (1944).
1955 Map Shows No-Go Zones for Soviet Travelers in the U.S. Image courtesy of the Rockefeller Archive Center. Item record: Rockefeller Family Archives (III) Record Group: 4 Nelson A. Rockefeller – Personal, Series: Washington D.C Files, Subseries: O.9 Special Assistant to the President Declassified Materials, 1954-1956, 1969 Box: 4 Folder 94.
The Cuban Missile Crisis began on Sunday October 14, 1962 when a United States Air Force U-2 aircraft on a photoreconnaissance mission captured photographic evidence of Soviet missile bases under construction in Cuba. The United States considered attacking Cuba via air and sea, and settled on a military "quarantine" of Cuba.