Cold War: Cold-Blooded Murder

A leaden afternoon sky hung over Wiesbaden Air Force Base in West Germany. The U.S. Air Force jet screamed down the runway on takeoff. Aboard were Captain John F. Lorraine, 34, an instructor pilot; Lieut. Colonel Gerald K. Hannaford, 41; and Captain Donald G. Millard, 33. Hannaford and Millard were getting checked out in the twin-engined T-39 jet trainer. Forty-seven minutes after takeoff, radarmen at two U.S. air defense stations near the East German border noticed a fast-moving blip on their scopes. It was the T-39, zipping east at better than 500...

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