Monday, October 28, 2013

28 October 2013 Keep it straight and level

Cassi Creek:  The Cuban Missile Crisis was resolved on this date in 1963, when Nikita Khrushchev backed down and agreed to remove Soviet IRBMs from Cuba.  Photoreconnaissance released to the public by the Kennedy administration began to reveal just how good airborne imagery could be. 
          Follow up on yesterday’s B-17 post – The heavy bomber crews suffered high KIA and WIA losses and equally high aircraft damage and losses.  The description of the bomb run from the article linked below describes the discipline and courage required by the bomber crews to face enemy aircraft and AA fire without being able to take any evasive action until after the plane’s bombs were released. 

The other heavy bomber

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