Corbett, Peter, TSgt

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USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
23370-Continuous Photoprocessing Technician
Current/Last AFSC Group
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Primary Unit
1976-1979, 23370, 15th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
23250-Photographer
23250-Still Photographer
23350-Continuous Photoprocessing Specialist
23354-Still Photographic Laboratory Specialist
Service Years
1956 - 1979
Technical Sergeant

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Disabled American Veterans (DAV)Air Force Association (AFA)Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)Air Force Memorial (AFM)
  1984, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2000, Air Force Association (AFA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2000, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


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What are you doing now:
Retired AF. Retired AAFES. Retired Air Force NAF.....now just plain retired, period.
   
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 Remembrance Profiles -  4 Airmen Remembered
  • Lacoco, Michael, SSgt, (1951-1969)
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Cuban Missile Crisis
Start Year
1962
End Year
1962

Description
The Cuban Missile Crisis, also known as the Caribbean Crisis or the Missile Scare, was a 13-day (October 16–28, 1962) confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union concerning American ballistic missile deployment in Italy and Turkey with consequent Soviet ballistic missile deployment in Cuba. The confrontation, elements of which were televised, was the closest the Cold War came to escalating into a full-scale nuclear war.

In response to the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion of 1961, and the presence of American Jupiter ballistic missiles in Italy and Turkey, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev decided to agree to Cuba's request to place nuclear missiles in Cuba to deter future harassment of Cuba. An agreement was reached during a secret meeting between Khrushchev and Fidel Castro in July 1962 and construction of a number of missile launch facilities started later that summer.

The 1962 midterm elections were under way in the United States and the White House had denied charges that it was ignoring dangerous Soviet missiles 90 miles from Florida. These missile preparations were confirmed when an Air Force U-2 spy plane produced clear photographic evidence of medium-range (SS-4) and intermediate-range (R-14) ballistic missile facilities. The United States established a military blockade to prevent further missiles from entering Cuba. It announced that they would not permit offensive weapons to be delivered to Cuba and demanded that the weapons already in Cuba be dismantled and returned to the USSR.

After a long period of tense negotiations, an agreement was reached between President John F. Kennedy and Khrushchev. Publicly, the Soviets would dismantle their offensive weapons in Cuba and return them to the Soviet Union, subject to United Nations verification, in exchange for a U.S. public declaration and agreement never to invade Cuba again without direct provocation. Secretly, the United States also agreed that it would dismantle all U.S.-built Jupiter MRBMs, which were deployed in Turkey and Italy against the Soviet Union but were not known to the public.

When all offensive missiles and Ilyushin Il-28 light bombers had been withdrawn from Cuba, the blockade was formally ended on November 20, 1962. The negotiations between the United States and the Soviet Union pointed out the necessity of a quick, clear, and direct communication line between Washington and Moscow. As a result, the Moscow–Washington hotline was established. A series of agreements sharply reduced U.S.–Soviet tensions during the following years.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1962
To Year
1962
 
Last Updated:
Jun 30, 2013
   
Personal Memories

People You Remember
A sad memory as on Thanksgiving day while eating my Thanksgiving day meal on the flight line an RB-47 Stratojet crashed on takeoff there were no survivors.
Not much to be thankful for afterall.


Memories
363d Tac Recon Wg. Shaw, AFB, SC.

363d Recon Tech Sq. Deployed to Mac Dill AFB, FL.

   
Units Participated in Operation

USS Henrico (APA-45)

USS Bayfield (APA-33)

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
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  • Allen, Bradley, SSgt, (1955-1964)
  • Anderson, James, A1C, (1958-1966)
  • Arnold, Berle, MSgt, (1950-1970)
  • Beckett, Carl, TSgt, (1960-1983)
  • Bolton, Robert, TSgt, (1961-1981)
  • Boyer, Joe, Col, (1954-1975)
  • Brown, James H., MSgt, (1956-1979)
  • Brown, Thomas, SMSgt, (1955-1976)
  • Burkel, Fred, MSgt, (1960-1998)
  • Byam, Peter, A2C, (1960-1964)
  • Callahan, Michael, A1C, (1959-1964)
  • Ceballos, Peter, Maj, (1945-1970)
  • Clark, Lloyd
  • Clarke, Bruce, A2C, (1959-1965)
  • Clawson, Lyle, Maj, (1943-1973)
  • Clifton, Craig, MSgt, (1959-1983)
  • Cook, Al, A3C , (1961-1964)
  • Corso, Emanuele, Capt, (1961-1976)
  • Cowder, Michael (Mike), CMSgt, (1961-1991)
  • Cox, David, A1C, (1959-1963)
  • Cross, Art, SSgt, (1961-1970)
  • Dale, James, Sgt, (1962-1968)
  • Dean, David, A1C, (1959-1963)
  • DeGusipe, Ron, A1C, (1959-1963)
  • DeVeydt, William, A1C, (1958-1963)
  • Dilling, Roger, Lt Col, (1955-1977)
  • Dot'o, Sr., Ronald J., TSgt, (1960-1983)
  • Drake, James, SMSgt, (1961-1988)
  • Elliott, Hall, Maj, (1955-1978)
  • Frakes, Forrest, MSgt, (1960-1983)
  • Freitas, Edward, A1C, (1961-1967)
  • Gates, Jim, A1C, (1962-1968)
  • Goldstein, Arthur, A2C, (1958-1964)
  • Goodhue, Doug, SSgt, (1961-1995)
  • Gouer, Robert, SMSgt, (1956-1980)
  • Greer, Harry, MSgt, (1961-1983)
  • Hall, Charles, SrA, (1958-1963)
  • Hall, Woodrow, CMSgt, (1962-1988)
  • Helms, William, Capt, (1961-1983)
  • Hewitt, Billie, SMSgt, (1961-1981)
  • Hinson, Johnnie, MSgt, (1961-1984)
  • Hubbuch, Edward, A1C, (1960-1964)
  • Hvinden, Larry, TSgt, (1962-1970)
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