Golden Gate Wing Guest Speaker Archive

Presentation Date: April 23, 2009

Colonel Richard Dick Hum, USAF (ret)

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“Air Force Intelligence in the Cold War”

A talk by Col. Richard Hum, USAF (Ret.) Thursday April 23, at 6.00 PM (Talk at 8:00PM) Naval Air Station (NAS) Alameda, CA Building 77 at Alameda Point.

Col. Richard Hum was the principal air attache to President Nixon, regularly briefing the president on Cold War intelligence involving the People’s Republic of China.

In 1976, while commander of the 7602nd Air Intelligence Group he was appointed the executive agent for the Department of Defense in the interrogation of Soviet defector Lt. Victor Belenko, who flew a MiG-25 "Foxbat" jet fighter to Hakodate, Japan. This was the first time that Western experts were able to get a close look at the aircraft, and it revealed many secrets and surprises.

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