Photographic evidencePhotographic evidenceU-2 fuselageMajor AndersonMajor AndersonA metal sheet from Maj. Rudolf Anderson's U-2
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27 October. Acting without Soviet approval, Castro ordered
that all piratic American planes be shot down.
 

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Anti-aircraft personnel using Soviet SAMs shot down a U-2, killing its pilot, Major Rudolf Anderson, the only casualty of the crisis.

In another message, Khrushchev offered to trade US Jupiter missiles deployed in Turkey for the Soviet ones in Cuba.

In the evening Robert Kennedy told Dobrynin that US Jupiter missiles would soon be removed from Turkey and from Italy as well, but the deal was meant to remain confidential.

Fuselage of Maj. Anderson's U-2
The fuselage of Maj. Anderson's U-2 shot down on October 27, 1962
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