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80-G-484591:   P4Y-2s in action, November 7, 1952.   Courtesy of the National Archives.
Caption: 80-G-484591: P4Y-2s in action, November 7, 1952. Courtesy of the National Archives.

September 20, 1952 - Off Chinese coast

A P4Y-2S aircraft, from VP-28, was attacked by two Chinese MiG-15s off the coast of China.  The aircraft returned safely to Naha, Okinawa.  Note, P4Y-2S aircraft were previously designated PB4Y-2S "Privateer" and were redesignated in 1951.   

November 23, 1952 - Shanghai, China

A P4Y-2S aircraft, from VP-28, was attacked by a Chinese MiG-15 off Shanghai, China, resulting in no damage to the aircraft.  

July 8, 1953 - Nantien, China

A P2V-5 aircraft from VP-1 was fired upon by anti-aircraft artillery near Nantien, China, resulting in no damage to the aircraft.  

June 12, 1957 - Coast of China

AD-6 "Skyraider" aircraft from VA-145 based on board USS Hornet (CVA-12) were fired upon by anti-aircraft artillery as they overflew Chinese airspace.  One AD-6 received slight damage. 

Below is an aircraft model of an AD-6 on display in the North End of the Cold War Gallery.  


An aircraft model of an AD-6 “Skyraider” located in the North End of the Cold War Gallery.
Caption: An aircraft model of an AD-6 “Skyraider” located in the North End of the Cold War Gallery.
Published: Fri Apr 10 07:48:56 EDT 2020