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1983: A Korean Air Lines Boeing 747 carrying 269 passengers and crew bound from New York to Seoul violates Soviet airspace near Sakhalin Island and is shot down the morning of September 1 by an air-to-air missile fired from a Soviet fighter jet. All aboard are killed. Moscow insists the airliner was on a US spy mission.
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1955 Map Shows No-Go Zones for Soviet Travelers in the U.S. // "These restrictions mirrored Soviet constraints on American travel to the USSR. Both the United States and the Soviet Union had closely controlled the movement of all foreign visitors since World War II." // Also: The War Game That Almost Led To Nuclear Armageddon www.foreignpolicy...
An U.S. Air Force F-105 fighter-bomber is shot down. The pilot ejects and opens his parachute. This photo was taken by North Vietnamese photograper Mai Nam on September 1966 near Vinh Phuc, north of Hanoi. The pilot was taken hostage and held in a Hanoi prison from 1966 to 1973. (AP Photo/Pioneer Newspaper/Mai Nam).