Tag: Combat Information Center
THE UNKNOWN STORY OF THE CLOSE CALL THAT ALMOST STARTED WORLD WAR III OFF THE KOREAN PENINSULA IN 1969John Newlin -
“This is the Chief-of-Staff: Launch the alert five.” In just minutes we could hear the A-6 engines starting directly above on the flight deck On Apr. 14, 1969 a North Korean MiG-21 shot down an unarmed EC-121 propeller-driven aircraft which was on a routine reconnaissance patrol over the Sea of Japan from its base at Atsugi, Japan. The entire 31-man...