TONIGHT WE SEE AGAIN, AN ATTACK UPON OUR NATION as we hear of the attack upon our aircraft in the Japanese sea and we see some strange conditions around this. First, we blame North Korea, for she claimed she shot down this unarmed reconnaissance plane and she claims a great victory and calls America a ‘Paper Tiger.’ And well she may be, under our present leadership.
In this situation you will note several things. Several newspapers in the Mid-West and one in Canada, and even the television, came on with the first news and said this: ‘the first of our aircraft into that area found Russian Destroyers in that area trying to find wreckage of our plane.’ Now, supposedly, helping us. However, these first reports said that the Russians had taken seven living crew members from the wreckage and two dead ones and had them on board those Destroyers, three Destroyers. That one of the wings of the plane showed that it had been hit by shrapnel from below.
Now, the idea that we were hit by Migs could well be true as North Korea has Migs. But these first items said Russian Destroyers had shelled our craft and seven crew members were taken alive. That story was pulled back and buried. And the next morning, the Russians were taken to Japan and turned over to our authorities and nothing was ever said again about the seven survivors. If there were survivors, of course, they could tell us what happened so we will hear nothing more from these men.