SWEDEN: Outrage

An unarmed Catalina flying boat emblazoned with the three gold crowns of the Swedish royal air force lumbered above the Baltic early one morning this week in search of a sister plane that had been missing for four days. Cruising east, some 60 miles off the coast of Estonia and no miles from the Swedish coast, the defenseless Catalina was ambushed.* Two Russian MIG-15 jets bansheed down and made seven passes at the Catalina, one of them blasting away with its 20-mm. cannon. Hit several times, the Swedish plane got off a message to its home base: it...

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