posted on Dec, 24 2017 @ 02:03 PM
The first one shot down by a SAM was 7, October 1959. “5643” was a CIA operation flown by Chinese nationalists. It was a D model. Piloted by Capt.
Ying Ching Wang. Taken by a SA-2.
Not the one you’re looking for, but noteworthy so it’s not mistaken for what you ARE hunting.
“In early 1956, the 4080th SR Wing moved to Laughlin AFB, Texas. Midair-refuelling capable RB-57Ds (Group B and the sole Type C) were deployed in
1957 to Rhein-Main AB, West Germany to support USAFE operations. All RB-57D operations were under heavy security and very little information ever
leaked out about their early operations. They presumably carried out ELINT/SIGINT missions along the East German border and over the Baltic Sea.”
“The squadron would become fully operational with its first six RB-57Ds only 120 days from the delivery of its first RB-57D. Those first six
aircraft, all Group A RB-57Ds, deployed Yokota AB, Japan and to Eielson AFB, Alaska in late 1956 for reconnaissance missions over what is presumed to
be China, North Korea and the Soviet Union. The detachment at Yokota was used to monitor fall-out from Soviet tests in Operation Sea Lion. Other
sorties were flown over Communist China, the RB-57D's operational ceiling being well above that of Chinese MiG-15s. The Eielson-based aircraft
conducted ELINT around the Kamchatka Peninsula of the Soviet Union. On 15 Dec 1956 three aircraft overflew Vladivostok.”
Everything relating to the 24, Dec incident is pretty vague... I’m going to keep looking. You’ve piqued my interest.
a reply to: Zaphod58
edit on 24-12-2017 by sqd5driver because: (no reason given)