Today marks the 46 anniversary of the downing of a U.S.Navy EC-121 by North Korean Mig-17 aircraft. The EC-121 Warning Star call sign Deep Sea 129 was flying from Japan and was assigned to VQ-1. The mission was typical for the Warning Star. It cruised off the North Korean coast conduct SIGNET evaluations.
Sometime around 1 PM local the crew radioed that they were under attack and a few minutes later the EC-121 disappeared off off radar scopes. After the shoot down the North Koreans boasted of the act. The aircraft and all 31 crew members were lost, may the rest in peace.