Table of Contents


Preface................................................................ix Author's Note..........................................................xv Introduction: U.S.-Chinese Air Inc....................................xix Map - South China and Hainan Island.................................xviii Map - Mission routes from Incirlik (Adana)........................lxxxiii Map - Actual flight route of C-130 60528, Sept 2, 1958.............lxxxiv Chapter 1 - The Shootdown...............................................1 Chapter 2 - Attacks on Other Recon Platforms...........................13 Chapter 3 - Cold War Aerial Reconnaissance............................119 Chapter 4 - Birth of the ACRP.........................................164 Chapter 5 - Air Force Reconnaissance in Europe, 1950s.................202 Chapter 6 - Guys in the Outfit........................................230 Chapter 7 - 60528's Last Crew.........................................263 Chapter 8 - The Aftermath.............................................283 Chapter 9 - Diplomacy - Families are Political Pawns..................335 Chapter 10 - Factors Contributing to 60528's Shootdown................432 Chapter 11 - End of Cold War..........................................469 Chapter 12 - Paying Tribute Four Decades Later........................491 Epilogue..............................................................508

Appendix A - Materials Returned by Soviets with Remains...............516 Appendix B - Flight Crew TDY Orders to Incirlik, Turkey...............519 Appendix C - Transcript of MiG Pilots Shooting Down C-130 60528.......521 Appendix D - International Air Incidents Compared to C-130 Incident...526 vis--vis Missing Person Act................... Appendix E - Acronyms and Abbreviations...............................528 Appendix F - Brief Histories of 7405th and 7407th Support Squadrons...535 Appendix G - U.S. Military Rank and Grade.............................540 Notes.................................................................541 Index.................................................................549 About the Authors.....................................................567 Copyright 2001 by Larry Tart and Robert Keefe



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