Tactical Reconnaissance in the Cold War: 1945 to Korea, Cuba, Vietnam and the Iron Curtain

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This book describes how the United States Air Force tactical reconnaissance units operated from the end of World War II until the 1970s. This was an immensely active period that also included major conflicts in Korea and Vietnam. It was also a period of rapid technological development in aircraft and photographic techniques. The book includes the following:

Introduction: The post war period in Europe and the East. The Korean Conflict and the role of the 67th TRW from 1950 to ...

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Overview

This book describes how the United States Air Force tactical reconnaissance units operated from the end of World War II until the 1970s. This was an immensely active period that also included major conflicts in Korea and Vietnam. It was also a period of rapid technological development in aircraft and photographic techniques. The book includes the following:

Introduction: The post war period in Europe and the East. The Korean Conflict and the role of the 67th TRW from 1950 to 1954. The role of the highly secret RF-86 missions over Red China and the Soviet Far East in the early to mid '50s. Also the RB-57A missions out of Bitburg and Yokota flying clandestinely over the Soviet Union and the RF-100A missions that were flown over the Soviet Union from Turkey, Rhine Maine and Yokota. United States Air Forces in Europe. The Cuban Missile Crisis and the role of the RF-101 Voodoos and RB-66s.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844153329
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
  • Publication date: 2/28/2006
  • Pages: 317
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2008

    Proud Memories!

    Based on my experience with the 1st Tactical Reconnaissance Sqdn. in the early 1950s, this reflects careful and thorough research and excellent writing. The photos alone are worth the price. I served with the ¿1st TAC¿ from December 1951 until August 1954 and Chapter Four vividly describes the conditions and times in Toul-Rosieres, France and Spangdahlem, Germany. This book is a must for all who are interested in a neglected period of our military history. Little glamour was given to ¿Recce Techs¿, who in fact received almost no recognition. Doug Gordon is to be commended for his efforts.

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