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To: Ax

Thank you for your service. On 8 May 1960 I was a B-47 navigator in Strategic Air Command. My crew was on alert when we were told a U-2 had been lost. There was no action taken by SAC that I know of, such as putting more aircraft on alert. (During the Cuban missile crisis, SAC very quickly put ALL flyable aircraft on alert and dispersed small groups of B-47s to other airfields, including civilian airports, to compound the Soviet’s targeting problem. My crew and 5 other crews from Pease AFB, NH, flew our planes to Logan Airport in Boston and were on alert there for a couple of weeks.)


21 posted on 06/10/2012 9:09:39 PM PDT by zot
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To: zot

Back at ya, zot. The command where I ended up, the Security Service, was involved with this incident. We had a base in northern Pakistan and several stations in Europe and in Turkey and the operators and analysts were tracking the Soviet Air Defense activities


22 posted on 06/11/2012 4:09:55 AM PDT by Ax
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