Shadow Flights: America's Secret Air War Against the Soviet Unionby Curtis Peebles
Starting in the late '40s, American and allied aircrews flew alongside and
Taking advantage of the end of the Cold War, noted aerospace historian Curtis Peebles has investigated America's secret airwar against the Soviet Union. He tells a compelling story of Cold War "combat" aviation that ranges from Roswell to Area 51 to the skies over the evil empire itself.
Starting in the late '40s, American and allied aircrews flew alongside and even across the borders of the Soviet Union and its satellites. These covert intelligence-gathering missions were planned and flown under a shroud of deepest secrecy, subterfuge, disinformation, and, when necessary, outright denial. When an aircraft was lost, sometimes from the guns of an attacking flight of MiGs (inside is a Red Air Force gun-camera picture of an American aircraft being shot down) the plane and crew were officially written off as victims of a training accident. Shadow Flights: the full, dramatic story of America's long top secret war against Russia.
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