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  • Cuban Missile Crisis: Three Men Go to War

CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS - THREE MEN GO TO WAR | Enemy Fire | PBS

Duration: 02:53
Program: Cuban Missile Crisis: Three Men Go to War
Broadcast Date: Oct. 19, 2012

Premiering October 23, 2012 8-9 pm ET (check local listings) Dino Brugioni, former senior official at the National Photographic Interpretation Center, CIA, remembers "the most horrible day of my life" — October 27, 1962 — when he heard that one of the US pilots was late returning from a mission. Brigadier General Gerald McIlmoyle talks about his former friend and boss, Major Rudolf Anderson, the only person killed by enemy fire during the Cuban Missile Crisis. And in the first-ever interview with the man who shot him down, Lieutenant Alexey Raypenko of the Soviet Army Anti-Aircraft Rocket Unit in Cuba reveals that he was ordered to press the final button to launch the SAM missiles that killed Major Anderson.

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Post Date: October 19, 2012