How 'Mistakes Were Made' In 1950
Secret failures of the Korean War
Just hours after North Korean forces crossed the 38th Parallel in a surprise attack on 25 June 1950, a flight of RB-29s in the 31st Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron (see above photo) left Okinawa for Japan. One of these refueled and took off again for an immediate electronic intelligence (ELINT) overflight of the peninsula. “Almost certainly it was the…
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