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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.
|Series:||Aircraft of the Aces Series|
|Product dimensions:||7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.25(d)|
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This book is only about the 51st FW in Korea from its conversion from the F-80C to the F-86E/F. Very good information on what made the Sabre units so successful. I learned a lot about our Air Force durring the Korean War.
Good gathering of picture and profiles. These small books are of a great collection. Sadly enough, these starts to get only available on NOOK as the paper copies run out of stock....