Friday, June 13, 2008

Today In History: Itchy trigger finger, comrade.

On this date in 1952, a Soviet MiG-15 shot down a Swedish sigint DC-3 over the Baltic Sea, killing all eight crew members. The Commies denied splashing the plane for another four years.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And not the last airliner they shot down and denied any knowledge of either. I doubt they used the same excuse, "It was an RC135 spying on our glorious motherland" but I'll bet that it was similar.