F-86 Sabre Aces of the 51st Fighter Wing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Release date: 2012-11-20
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The 51st Fighter Wing initially flew the F-80C in the Korean War, but in 1951, the 51st brought in high-scoring World War 2 ace Colonel Francis Gabreski to assume command when it converted from the F-80 over to the newly arrived F-86E. His recruits included his elite 4th Wing pilots, and by the end of the war, the 51st had two pilots who achieved the status of Double Ace as well as the highest scoring ace of the war, Joe McConnell. This book describes the 51st Wing's tenure with the Sabre that led to their high scoring sprees of 1953.

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Genre: Korea

Collection: Osprey Publishing

Type: Adobe PDF

Pages: 96

ISBN: 9781782007432

Additional Information

Genre: Korea

Collection: Osprey Publishing

Type: Adobe PDF

Pages: 96

ISBN: 9781782007432

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