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

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
1973: EC-47 with the callsign Baron-52 shot down over Laos

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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The NCMF directly supports the National Cryptologic Museum (NCM), the first public museum in the U.S. Intelligence Community. We think you will agree it is truly a "museum like no other."

Located adjacent to the National Security Agency (NSA) in Maryland, the NCM houses a priceless collection of artifacts that represent our Nation's history in code making and code breaking, as well as a world class library of cryptologic media. The NCMF acquires the best artifacts for the NCM and supports new educational and interactive exhibits.

The NCMF provides exceptional cryptologic programs throughout the year, encourages young minds to explore cryptology and innovation through valued awards, and hosts educational, cryptology-related exhibits at various community events.

As part of the Foundation's partnership with NSA to build the Cyber Center for Education and Innovation - Home of the National Cryptologic Museum (CCEI-NCM), the NCMF also serves as a leader in the field of cybersecurity - striving to provide the best in educational resources and programs.

The NCMF and NCM share a joint three-fold mission to Educate, Stimulate, and Commemorate. Learn more about our MISSION.