Blue Moon over Cuba: Aerial Reconnaissance during the Cuban Missile Crisis

Blue Moon over Cuba Aerial Reconnaissance during the Cuban Missile Crisis Most books on the Cuban Missile Crisis tell the story using the memoirs of those who advised President Kennedy as he struggled to avoid World War III This book is the only known personal account of th

  • Title: Blue Moon over Cuba: Aerial Reconnaissance during the Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Author: William B. Ecker
  • ISBN: 9781472802958
  • Page: 150
  • Format: ebook
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    Most books on the Cuban Missile Crisis tell the story using the memoirs of those who advised President Kennedy as he struggled to avoid World War III This book is the only known personal account of the lead photographic reconnaissance squadron s scouting dangerous low level operations, flying the supersonic RF 8A Crusader, during the classified Operation Blue Moon CaptaiMost books on the Cuban Missile Crisis tell the story using the memoirs of those who advised President Kennedy as he struggled to avoid World War III This book is the only known personal account of the lead photographic reconnaissance squadron s scouting dangerous low level operations, flying the supersonic RF 8A Crusader, during the classified Operation Blue Moon Captain Ecker was the commanding officer of US Navy Light Photographic Squadron 62 VFP 62, otherwise known as Fightin Photo during the Cuban Missile Crisis, a team created for reconnaissance and aerial photography, and consulted on the movie Thirteen Days, which included dramatic scenes of his first mission over Cuba on October 23, 1962 Blue Moon over Cuba is an authoritative and complete account of the low level reconnaissance that might be said to have helped JFK avert nuclear Armageddon.

    Comment 549

    • Mark says:

      One of the best books you will read on photographic intelligence during the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962.

    • Jerome says:

      "Blue Moon Over Cuba" is an exceptional work, simultaneously serving as a tribute to all of the United States Navy's surface and aviation personnel who admirably fulfilled a daunting and dangerous mission to gather critical intelligence over Cuba during an international crisis -- as well as being a stellar example of excellent research detail and outstanding writing by its authors. Beyond the highly positive reviews already provided on "Blue Moon," this work is a "must read" for anyone intereste [...]

    • Jim B says:

      What started out as an attempt to publish the memoirs of Capt. William B. Eckler, the Commanding Officer of VFP-62 during the Cuban Missile Crisis, this book evolved into much more. It is basically a one stop summary of the Cuban Missile Crisis and how photo reconnaissance was able to prevent war in the fall of 1962. All aspects of the Crisis are discussed, including the operations of VFP-62 with their RF-8 Crusaders, ruminations on aerial photo reconnaissance and the technology involved, and th [...]

    • R.L. says:

      A little too dry and narrowly-focused for me.

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