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USSR / Lost United States Spies #142413

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 02, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bob Zelnick) ABC News investigation into what happened to Americans who flew secret air missions along and into the Soviet union to gather military intelligence featured; details given of Cold War incidents in which 364 crewmen where shot down in 39 incidents. Whereabouts of those deemed "not recovered, fate unknown" examined; case of B-29 flyer Eddie Berg, lost over the Sea of Japan in 1952, cited. [Brother John BERG - comments.] Government documents revealing US belief that some crewmen were held by the Soviets quoted. [American once held in Siberia, John NOBLE - recalls seeing naval fliers.] Reasons why neither the USSR nor the United States pursued the issue of the survival of downed crewmen outlined. [Former spy plane crewman Bruce BAILEY, former wife of missing crewman Jane Reynolds HOWARD - talk about the secrecy of the missions.] Incident in which the U-2 plane piloted by Francis Gary Powers was shot down in 1959 reviewed; photograph and scenes shown. [Wearing "Not Forgotten" T-shirt, brother of missing crewman Don BERG - comments.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Zelnick, Bob
Duration:
00:03:40

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