50 years ago, North Korea shot down a USN EC-121M

Lockheed EC-121M with F-4B

Fifty years ago on this day, two North Korean Air Force MiG-21s intercepted a U.S. Navy EC-121M intelligence gathering aircraft and shot it down.

USN [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

30 sailors and 1 Marine were killed in the incident. The aircraft was assigned to VAQ-1 and had been airborne for nearly 8 hours.


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