The Lockheed F-94 Starfire was developed from the Lockheed TF-80C/T-33 two seat trainer version of the famed P/F-80 Shooting Star. It was redesigned around a afterburning engine and a Hughes nose mounted radar system to become a interim all-weather night fighter until replaced by Northrop F-89s and North American F-86D/Ls. F-94Bs would see combat in Korea where it protected B-29 formations and keep "Bed Check Charlie" at bay. The F-94A/B/C served actively with the USAF and the Air Guard from 1950 through 1959.
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About the Author
Alan C. Carey is the author of eight previous books on United States Navy and Marine Corps Aviation. Over the past several years, Carey has aided veterans in obtaining military awards from the Department of the Navy, in obtaining and providing information to relatives concerning men listed as missing or killed in action, and has been a guest speaker for several veteran groups.