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  •  That's what helped cause the Korean flight to (1+ / 0-)
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    go off course and then get shot down by the Russians back in '82.  Or so the story goes.

    That plane came down between the islands of Hokkadio and the island that has been in dispute between Russia and Japan just to the north of Hokkadio.  The Japanese communications base that intercepted communications on that night used to be a USAF base up to 1972.  The summers were short and the winters very, very, very long - at least a foot of snow on the ground by Halloween.  I lived there from 1969-1972 as a young child.

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