David Ecker holds a flight suit worn by his father, Commander William Ecker, who flew missions over Cuba.
Ecker flew one of the very early over flights of Cuba Oct. 23, 1962. The reconnaissance photography taken by him was used by Ambassador Adlai Stevenson at the United Nations to prove the missiles were on site. The donation was on the 50th anniversary of his flight.
Image Number: WEB12630-2012
Credit: Photo by Mark Avino For print or commercial use, please contact: Smithsonian Institution
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