Distinctive star-shaped layout of a SA-2 site in Cuba, November 1962. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Distinctive star-shaped layout of a SA-2 site in Cuba, November 1962. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Lockheed F-104A-15-LO (S/N 56-0769 and 56-0781) in flight with Lockheed EC-121 (S/N 55-0127).  Photo: U.S. Air Force.

Lockheed F-104A-15-LO (S/N 56-0769 and 56-0781) in flight with Lockheed EC-121 (S/N 55-0127).  Photo: U.S. Air Force.

A front view of an SR-71B Blackbird strategic reconnaissance training aircraft on the runway at sundown. Photo: TSGT Michael Haggerty. Location: BEALE AIR FORCE BASE. Date Shot: 6/1/1988.
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A front view of an SR-71B Blackbird strategic reconnaissance training aircraft on the runway at sundown. Photo: TSGT Michael Haggerty. Location: BEALE AIR FORCE BASE. Date Shot: 6/1/1988.

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Air to air view from a tanker of a 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing’s SR-71 Blackbird reconnaissance aircraft on a mission out of its home base, Beale Air Force Base, California. Exact location, date unknown. Photographer: TSGT Michael Haggerty.
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Air to air view from a tanker of a 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing’s SR-71 Blackbird reconnaissance aircraft on a mission out of its home base, Beale Air Force Base, California. Exact location, date unknown. Photographer: TSGT Michael Haggerty.

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