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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." 1983, Flight 007, Historical Events, History Passion, Cold Wars, Korean Air, Soviet Airspace, Magazines Covers, Time Magazines
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).
The Cold War: The growth in massively destructive forms of weaponry occurred during the Cold War. Countries essentially threatened each other with the fact that they could use nuclear bombs to annihilate any country at any given time. The Cuban Missile Crisis and creation of the Berlin Wall occurred during this time period.
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.
1954 TIME Magazine Man of the Year - John Foster Dulles. U.S. Secretary of State under Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower from 1953 to 1959. He was a significant figure in the early Cold War era, advocating an aggressive moralistic stance against communism throughout the world.