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Battle in the sky over Vladivostok, 1953.
The history of one of the most mysterious conflicts between the USSR and the US during the Cold War began on the last day of the war in Korea.
On July 27, 1953, the Soviet The military transport aircraft Il-12, carrying the highest army officers, flew from Port Arthur to Vladivostok.
Flying over the mountainous regions of China, he was attacked and shot down by an American fighter. 21 people, including the crew, were killed.
After that, within two days, the situation changed dramatically.
July 29, 1953, two Soviet MiG-17 fighter aircraft of the Pacific Fleet 15 kilometers south of the island Askold in our territorial waters was shot down an American aircraft violator type B-50.
The history of the conflict is told in detail by the participants of the events: the officer of the radio reconnaissance of air defense forces in the 1950s, Alexander Orlov and air combat participant July 29, 1953 Yury Yablonovsky.
In addition, the sergeant of the second article of the Pacific Fleet border troops Vasily Saiko and Captain I of the rank of the US Navy retired James Connel talk about the work The Russian-American Commission on Prisoners of War and Missing Persons (a story about the search for nameless graves on the Kuril Islands and the return of the remains of foreign pilots to their homeland).
The program includes a chronicle of different years: a monument to those killed in the Korean War in Vladivostok, the government of the USSR, Soviet aviation and naval forces, Operation in neutral waters July 30, 1953, Americans buy newspapers, the Soviet press in 1953.
PersonnelOrlov A.S. - Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences and IASP, Chief Scientific Officer of the Institute of Military History of the Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation, co-chair of the Section Korean War of the Russian-American Commission under the presidents of Russia and the United States for prisoners of war and disappeared. Connell D. - US Navy Captain I rank retired director of the Moscow bureau of the Russian-American Commission under the President of Russia and the United States on prisoners of war and missing persons. Yablonovsky Yu.M. - Colonel of the Air Force, pilot-fighter air regiment of air defense forces of the Pacific Fleet.
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Air force; Defense and internal security; Armed conflicts