Melting the Ice Curtain
Courtesy Of Master Sergeant Ed Boyce
Accompanied by an Alaska Air National Guardsman, Soviet defectors Anatoly Kachenko and Alexander Kendr depart the Air Force control tower to board a C-130 Hercules aircraft bound for Anchorage. Forged documents enabled the two men to join other journalist covering ceremonies for the arrival of the joint Soviet-American Bering Bridge Expedition in Little Diomede. By attending the event, they were able to seek out an Alaska National Guardsman and request asylum in the United States.
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