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