The story of
The Impact of U.S. Aerial Reconnaissance
during the Early Cold War (1947-1962):
Service & Sacrifice of the Cold Warriors

Maps & Figures Listing


1. Western Perception of Soviet Expansion (1948 - 1952)

2. Closed Areas of the Soviet Union

3. Arctic View of U.S./USSR Dispositions

4. Early U.S. Reconnaissance Routes

5. Korean (Far East) Theater of Operations

6. B-47 Reconnaissance Flight over the Siberian Peninsula

7. RB-47 Reconnaissance Flight over the Kola Peninsula

8. U-2 Overflights of Western USSR (July 1956)

9. Route of U-2 Shot Down over USSR (1 May 1956)

10. Cuban U-2 Overflights (5 and 29 August 1962)


Cover Illust: RB-50 shootdown illustraton by William Burrows for his story “Beyond the Iron Curtain,” Air & Space Magazine, September 1994.

1. RB-29A from the 91st Strategic Reconnaissance
Squadron (1950)

2. 72nd Reconnaissance Squadron RB-29’s in Alaska

2.5 RB-29 Crew of the “Sitting Duck” prepare to step up and make their mark in the evolving history of aerial reconnaissance.

3. KB-29P Refueling a RB-45 (1951)

4. U.S. Aircraft Combat Losses by War

5. GRB-36 and RF-84K Fighter-Conveyance (1953)

6. RB-47 being Intercepted by Soviet Air Defense Fighter

7. Gary Power’s U-2 over Sverdlovsk, USSR

8. U-2 Photograph of a Soviet SA-2 Site in Cuba

9. U-2 Photograph of Soviet MRBM in Cuba
(14 october 1962)

10. U.S. Navy PBY4-2 Reconnaissance Aircraft

11. Crew of the RB-50 Shot Down on 29 July 1953

12. 91st SRS RB-29 Crew Lost on 13 June 1952

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