Cold War Stories, Oral Histories, and Personal Stories

The Cold War Museum is pleased to provide these written histories as part of our educational resource for students. If you would like to submit a story for consideration, please contact the museum.

Full Length Stories & Papers

An Analysis of the Bilateral United States/Soviet Union Navy Agreement on the Prevention of Incidents On and Over the High Seas (INCSEA)

     by Amy K. East

A History of US Navy Fleet Air Reconnaissance by Capt. Don East:

January, 2016 Draft Update in PDF format from Cap. Don East

A History of US Navy Fleet Air Reconnaissance (Part 1: The Pacific and the VQ-1) By Capt Don East, USN Ret
(First published in Spring and Summer 1987 in Hook Magazine. Article reprinted with permission of the author and courtesy of the Tailhook Association. 1-800-322-Hook.

A History of US Navy Fleet Air Reconnaissance (Part 2: The European Theater and the VQ-2)
By Capt Don East, USN Ret
(First published in Spring and Summer 1987 in Hook Magazine. Article reprinted with permission of the author and courtesy of the Tailhook Association - 800-322-Hook).

A History of US Navy Fleet Air Reconnaissance (Post Script) Bt Capt Don East, USN Ret
(A short post script to update the story from its 1986 cut off date until the current year of 2008 was deemed necessary. The Post Script is a brief summary of the Navy’s electronic reconnaissance, Signals Intelligence or SIGINT, squadron activities since 1986).

U.S. Aerial Recon during the Early Cold War by Frederick J. Ferrer.

91st Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron.

Extended Mission of Stardust Four Zero by Bill Baumer.

An RB-29 Classified Reconnaissance Crew in Japan - Crew Ops.

An RB-29 Classified Reconnaissance Crew in Japan - Rural Japan.

Early Cold War, Korean War and WWII Stories

Illustrated stories.

Illustrated short stories.

Biographical stories.

Ghosts of the East Coast: Doomsday Ships By Karl C. Priest.

Espionage Stories

The Alger Hiss Story

CNN - Veteran CIA official charged with spying

CNN - CIA spy hunter talks about notorious turncoats

CNN - MI6: Spy force shrouded in mystery

CNN - Spymasters reveal knowledge-management secrets

CNN - Ex-intelligence analyst charged with spying for Soviets

Additional Tales of the Cold War

"The View From The Top" - by Bruce M. Bailey.

"A Crow's Story" - by Bruce M. Bailey.

"A Tale of Two Airplanes" by Ltc. Kingdon R. Hawes, USAF (Ret.)

SR-71 Blackbirds

An SR-71 flight in the 1973 Yom Kippur War - by Col. Jim Wilson, USAF (ret.)

"The RB-47 & RC-135 in Vietnam" - by Bruce M. Bailey.

"RB-47E USSR Overflights by the 91st SRW" - by Jim Bard.

The North American B-45 Tornado

The EA3B Skywarrior and the Army - by Bill Crane

The Shootdown of Flight 60528 (September 2, 1958)

Contemporary Cold War commentary.

"Last Train - A Journey Through Waning Communism" - by Walter James Murray.

Cold War Heroes

Proud to Serve (USAFSS) - by Ray Thompson

Our Secret Cold War (USAFSS)- by Ray Thompson

A Mexican Christmas in Bavaria (USAFSS) - by Ray Thompson

Buddies/Reunion (USAFSS) - by Ray Thompson

Oral Histories and Personal Stories

Oral History of Clint Boshak

Oral History of Robert Edmunds

Oral History of Robert Jones

Oral History of Hugh Keogh

Oral History of Frank Leonard

Oral History of Paul Lindsey

Oral History of Brice Luedtke

Oral History of Chaplain Major Daniel Sang Hoon Oh

Oral History of Mitch Roberts

Oral History of Ivan Vance Skelton Sr.

Oral History of William Studwell

Oral History of Richard Walker

2010

Oral History of William Sharp

Oral History of Clyde Hodge

Oral History of Chandler Moulton

Oral History of Howard DiSavino, Jr.

Oral History of Garrick Shannon

 

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