What happened to this forgotten hero stayed classified for more than 50 years, but he can now tell his story.
A forgotten hero from the 1950s shared his story Thursday evening, 50 years after his actions.
INDIANAPOLIS -- A forgotten hero from the 1950s shared his story Thursday evening, 50 years after his actions.
In 1952, seven Soviet aircraft attacked a US Navy squadron off the coast of North Korea.
Captain Royce Williams shot down four of the fighters, forced the three others to retreat, then landed his badly damaged aircraft on a carrier.
The events stayed classified for 50 years.
Williams, now 93, spoke Thursday at the Indiana War Memorial after a screening of a new documentary about the attack.
"I was able to say that I was involved in it but not who they were or how many I shot down," Williams said. "I only got credit for one."
The 1952 incident is the only known attack on the American military ordered by Soviet forces.
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