In 1981, it seems an SR-71 made the first landing in continental Europe. The lucky place was in Norway. The landing was unannounced and, apparently,
not altogether welcome. Their mission had been to photograph Murmansk and 'troll' the Soviet air defenses. During their 4th (!) refueling, they
had a warning light come on (left engine oil low! Its the oil! Always the oil!) and so they had to go in.
The worst part of the account seems to have been the fish soup. ugh.
Can I clear this up, because I always get mixed up; my understanding is that after Gary Powers was shot down no U-2 ever made an overflight of China
or the Soviet Union. But what about the A-12 or the SR-71, did they ever overfly the communist states or were they bound by the same rules?
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