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On May 1, 1960, a U-2 was shot down over Russia and its pilot, Gary Powers, was captured, followed by Premier Khrushchev using the long-waited summit meeting in Paris as a public platform to denounce U.S. intrusion on Russian air space and to demand an apology from President Eisenhower. All these events made U-2 a world-renowned spyplane. This extraordinary high altitude reconnaissance aircraft had also been used over China and her vicinity. A US-ROC joint entity (Black Cat Squadron) was organized to conduct the operation from Taiwan for fifteen years. Five U-2s were shot down by Communist surface-to-air missiles. Two of the Nationalist Chinese pilots survived the missile explosion, yet were severely wounded, and then captured by the People
  • ISBN13: 9781418499181
  • Publisher: Authorhouse
  • Pubilcation Year: 2005
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 00220
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FormatHardcover
Publication DateMarch 11, 2005
Pages220
Primary CategoryBiography & Autobiography/General

Lost Black Cats

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