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By M. H. Norris

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In his evaluate of the Navy’s carrier-based help airplane, Mr. Norris presents a very good outline
of the genesis of provider aviation standards within the conventional undertaking components of surveillance,
reconnaissance, floor war, undersea conflict, digital battle, and logistics aid. But
even extra vital, he presents a prepared perception into the evolving roles and missions of naval forces
as we input the twenty first Century.

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About gust-meteorological conditions to be found at high altitude . . " Specific 38 DARK EAGLES areas of research included clear air turbulence, convective clouds, wind sheer, the jet stream, ozone, and water vapor. " It stated: Initial data about gust-meteorological conditions to be found at 10mile altitudes which have been obtained to date by the relatively few flights of the Lockheed U-2 airplane have already proven the value of the aircraft for this purpose . . "Within recent weeks, preliminary data-gathering flights have been made from an Air Force base at Lakenheath, England .

When Richard M. , the CIA official selected to direct the program, and his air force liaison, Col. Osmond J. "Ozzie" Ritland, reviewed the list, they felt none of them met the security requirements. S. nuclear testing. He offered to show it to Bissell and Johnson. 26 DARK EAGLES Soon after, LeVier flew Johnson, Ritland, and Bissell out for an on-site inspection. They did not have a clearance, so flew in at low altitude. Ritland said later, "We flew over it and within thirty seconds, you knew that was the place .

As yet, Powers was unaware of these intercept attempts. He had just completed a 90-degree turn and was lining up for the next photo run. As he wrote entries in his logbook, an SA-2 battery opened fire. 75 One of the missiles exploded below and behind the U-2. Powers saw an orange flash. The shock wave damaged the right stabilizer. 76 Powers struggled to escape from the tumbling forward fuselage. He was unable to trigger the plane's destruct system. At 15,000 feet, he was able to escape and parachute to a landing.

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