Kennedy’s Evidence

Low-level aerial photos confirmed that Soviet nuclear missiles were in Cuba in 1962

This oblique, aerial view of a Soviet missile site, taken at an undisclosed location during the crisis, shows movers used to haul missiles inland after delivery by Soviet cargo ship, oxidizer tanks used for their fueling, missile erectors, and shelters. (NASM)



After the crisis, on November 6, 1962, U.S. reconnaissance aircraft returned to Cuba to verify that the Soviet Union kept its promise to dismantle and load the missiles for removal. In this photo, an RF-101 Voodoo from the 363rd tactical reconnaissance wing at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, flew over Port Casilda, Cuba. Its shadow can be seen on the dock (lower right).


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