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1973: EC-47 with the callsign Baron-52 shot down over Laos

Sunday, February 5, 2023

5 February 1973: In the early morning hours of 5 Feb 1973, an EC-47 with the callsign Baron-52 was shot down over Saravane Province, Laos during a night intelligence gathering mission. The eight crew members, including four cryptologic technicians, were lost. Over the years there has been much speculation that four of the crew members survived the crash and were captured by enemy forces. Many years later, a group burial was held at Arlington Cemetery for the full crew of the downed aircraft. Learn more via the article link below.


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