F-86 Sabre Aces of the 51st Fighter Wing

F-86 Sabre Aces of the 51st Fighter Wing

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by Warren Thompson, Mark Styling
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781782006817
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
11/20/2012
Series:
Aircraft of the Aces , #70
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,324,413
File size:
12 MB
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Meet the Author

Warren Thompson has written three books on the Korean War for Osprey in the past, including Aircraft of the Aces 4: 'Korean War Aces'. He is also an official historian of the P-61 aircrew association. He lives in Tennessee.

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