- Publisher: E P Dutton (January 2000)
- ISBN-10: 0525147594
- ISBN-13: 978-0525147596
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,427,082 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Little Toy Dog the Story of the Rb-47 Flyers, Capt Hardcover – January, 2000
Top Customer Reviews
This is the story of an RB-47 which was shot down in June 1960. Our side - recon mission outside Soviet airspace. Their side - we violated their airspace and refused to land. What follows is the story of the co-pilot and navigator who, as the only 2 of 6 crewmen to survive, spent the next 7 months in Lubyanka prison.
This book is a profile in courage, especially the navigator, whose job it would have been to keep track of the aircraft's position. Their forgotten plight will keep the reader engrossed until finished.
As I said before, I read this book the first time in 1968 after actually meeting the navigator, Major John McKone. He worked with my father while we were stationed in Germany.
Where did the title come from? Read the book, if you can find a copy
The book was great reading about a situation that is little known today, like many other incidents of the Cold War; and should be recommended to all with an interest in this era.