Carmine Vito

First U-2 pilot recalls when the only U-2 pilot to fly over Moscow nearly died and crashed into Red Square after he almost bit his poison cyanide pill in half

First U-2 pilot recalls when the only U-2 pilot to fly over Moscow nearly died and crashed into Red Square after he almost bit his poison cyanide pill in half

The U-2 The US Air Force (USAF) jointly managed U-2 development, testing and missions with the CIA from the start.… Read More

6 months ago

Carmine Vito was the only U-2 pilot to fly over Moscow: five Soviet MiGs launched to intercept his flight got lost or collided

Several MiG fighters scrambled to intercept him, too. As with previous flights, the intercepts failed. Soviet fighters could not approach… Read More

1 year ago

U-2 pilot describes how Carmine Vito, the only U-2 pilot to fly over Moscow, almost bit his poison cyanide pill in half while flying over Soviet Union

‘He started to suck on it. Luckily, he realized his mistake in a split second and spit it out in… Read More

2 years ago

The story of Carmine Vito, the only U-2 pilot to fly over Moscow

“I learned later that the Soviets launched at least five fighters to intercept my flight. Two planes took off initially.… Read More

5 years ago