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Cold War: Air Incidents

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Air Incidents During the Cold War

For the Cold War era, incidents between Communist and United States aircraft are usually thought to have happened only during the Korean and Vietnam Wars.  During the Cold War, U.S. Navy aircraft were also actively engaged by aircraft from the Soviet Union, People's Republic of China, North Korea, and Czechslovakia.   This online presentation is sectioned into continental regions and the damage received.  

Image:  111-SC-83108 A.C.  Cropped image of the Ejection of MiG-15 pilot.  This MiG kill went to Second Lieutenant Edwin A. Aldrin on May 14, 1953 from his F-86 Sabre jet.   Aldrin would later become a NASA astronaut and serve on the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon.  U.S. Army photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.