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Blue Moon over Cuba: JFK's Cuban Missile Hunters: The Squadron and Photographs that Helped JFK Avert Nuclear War

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With a Foreword by Michael Dobbs, author of "One Minute to Midnight."
Human intelligence was lacking during the Cuban crisis, and the various intelligence agencies had to rely on their only means to guide them - aerial photography. Photographs of the missile sites were effectively used to persuade doubtful allies, as well as adversaries, that the evidence was real, and the
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published August 21st 2012 by Osprey Publishing
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Jerome
"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 ...more
Jim B
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 ...more
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Mar 26, 2014 R.L. marked it as did-not-finish
A little too dry and narrowly-focused for me.
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