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To: Perdogg
"On Dec. 8, 2011, the board pointed to two other officers who were shot down in the USSR, held prisoner and eventually awarded for their service, according to the Associated Press."

I believe this is referencing the RB-47H shot down in 1960, and survived by CPTs Olmstead and McKone.

I read about this when I was a kid. Funny how most folks don't remember how many airman we lost to "unfriendly fire" back during the Cold War.

23 posted on 06/11/2012 4:47:32 AM PDT by Jonah Hex ("To Serve Manatee" is a cookbook!)
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To: Jonah Hex

Thanks for your post about McKone and Olmstead. I met that aircrew in 1958 and knew they were shot down in 1960, but had not heard about the book. I just now ordered a copy through Amazon.com.


24 posted on 06/11/2012 1:13:42 PM PDT by zot
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