Inside the Gates: Alaska Office of Veterans Affairs to honor 15 Guardsmen from 1955 Rescue Mission

Published: Jul. 6, 2022 at 5:14 PM AKDT
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“In 1955, we had a Navy aircraft called a Neptune which was flying up through the Bering Straits doing a maritime mission,” said Alaska Office of Veterans Affairs Director Verdie Bowen.” “When they got close, north of Gambell they were shot down by 2 MiG 15s.”