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The Resource Silent warriors, incredible courage : the declassified stories of Cold War reconnaissance flights and the men who flew them, Wolfgang W. E. Samuel ; foreword by R. Cargill Hall

Silent warriors, incredible courage : the declassified stories of Cold War reconnaissance flights and the men who flew them, Wolfgang W. E. Samuel ; foreword by R. Cargill Hall

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Silent warriors, incredible courage : the declassified stories of Cold War reconnaissance flights and the men who flew them
Title
Silent warriors, incredible courage
Title remainder
the declassified stories of Cold War reconnaissance flights and the men who flew them
Statement of responsibility
Wolfgang W. E. Samuel ; foreword by R. Cargill Hall
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Language
eng
Summary
"The outbreak of the Korean War in June 1950 took the American military by surprise. Rushing to respond, the US and its allies developed a selective overflight program to gather intelligence. Silent Warriors, Incredible Courage is a history of the Cold War overflights of the Soviet Union, its allies, and the People's Republic of China, based on extensive interviews with dozens of pilots who flew these dangerous missions. In 1952 the number of flights expanded, and the highly classified SENSINT program was born. Soon, American RB-45C, RB-47E/H, RF/100s, and various versions of the RB-57 were in the air on an almost constant basis, providing the president and military leadership with hard facts about enemy capabilities and intentions. Eventually the SENSINT program was replaced by the high-flying U-2 spy plane. The U-2 overflights removed the mysteries of Soviet military power. These flights remained active until 1960 when a U-2 was shot down by Russian missiles, leading to the end of the program. Shortly thereafter planes were replaced by spy satellites. The overflights were so highly classified that no one, planner or participant, was allowed to talk about them--and no one did, until the overflight program and its pictorial record was declassified in the 1990s. Through extensive research of existing literature on the overflights and interviews conducted by Wolfgang W. E. Samuel, this book reveals the story of the entire overflight program through the eyes of the pilots and crew who flew the planes. Samuel's account tells the stories of American heroes who risked their lives--and sometimes lost them--to protect their country." -- Provided by publisher
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Samuel, Wolfgang W. E
Dewey number
358.4/54097309045
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
UG626
LC item number
.S27 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Hall, R. Cargill
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  • United States
  • Aerial reconnaissance, American
  • Aerial observation (Military science)
  • Cold War
  • United States
  • Cold War (1945-1989)
  • Aerial observation (Military science)
  • Aerial reconnaissance, American
  • Armed Forces
Label
Silent warriors, incredible courage : the declassified stories of Cold War reconnaissance flights and the men who flew them, Wolfgang W. E. Samuel ; foreword by R. Cargill Hall
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
When peace came to America (1945) -- The peace that wouldn't take (1947) -- More secret than the Manhattan Project (1952) -- To the Yalu River and beyond (1950) -- 'Honey Bucket Honshos' of the 91st Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron (1952) -- The 19th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron (1955) -- The incredible RF-86F sabre jet (1952-1955) -- Remembering Major Rudolph 'Rudy' Anderson (1953-1955) -- The last hurrah of the 'Wild Bunch' (1954-1955) -- The short-lived RB-57A 'Heart Throb' program (1955-1956) -- The RB-57A-1 Heart Throb: a challenging plane to fly (1955-1956) -- A P2V-7 Neptune surviving the Czechoslovak border (1956) -- Franz Josef land (1952) -- Teamwork: P2V and RB-50E (1952) -- Come the B/RB-47 Stratojet (1952)-- Challenging the Russian bear (1954) -- Slick Chick RF-100AS (1955-1956) -- Project home run: RB-47S over Siberia (1956) -- Fate is the hunter: the shootdown of RB-47H 53-4281 over the Barents Sea (1960) -- The RB-57D that killed the SENSIT program (1956) -- The Cuban Missile Crisis through the eyes of a raven (1962) -- The last flight of RB-47H 53-4290 over the sea of Japan (1964) -- An unintentional overflight of East Germany (1964) -- The reasons why (1948-1960) -- The price we paid (1945-1993)
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1054261420
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 291 pages
Isbn
9781496822796
Lccn
2018041329
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Silent warriors, incredible courage : the declassified stories of Cold War reconnaissance flights and the men who flew them, Wolfgang W. E. Samuel ; foreword by R. Cargill Hall
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
When peace came to America (1945) -- The peace that wouldn't take (1947) -- More secret than the Manhattan Project (1952) -- To the Yalu River and beyond (1950) -- 'Honey Bucket Honshos' of the 91st Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron (1952) -- The 19th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron (1955) -- The incredible RF-86F sabre jet (1952-1955) -- Remembering Major Rudolph 'Rudy' Anderson (1953-1955) -- The last hurrah of the 'Wild Bunch' (1954-1955) -- The short-lived RB-57A 'Heart Throb' program (1955-1956) -- The RB-57A-1 Heart Throb: a challenging plane to fly (1955-1956) -- A P2V-7 Neptune surviving the Czechoslovak border (1956) -- Franz Josef land (1952) -- Teamwork: P2V and RB-50E (1952) -- Come the B/RB-47 Stratojet (1952)-- Challenging the Russian bear (1954) -- Slick Chick RF-100AS (1955-1956) -- Project home run: RB-47S over Siberia (1956) -- Fate is the hunter: the shootdown of RB-47H 53-4281 over the Barents Sea (1960) -- The RB-57D that killed the SENSIT program (1956) -- The Cuban Missile Crisis through the eyes of a raven (1962) -- The last flight of RB-47H 53-4290 over the sea of Japan (1964) -- An unintentional overflight of East Germany (1964) -- The reasons why (1948-1960) -- The price we paid (1945-1993)
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1054261420
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 291 pages
Isbn
9781496822796
Lccn
2018041329
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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