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F-86 Sabre Aces of the 4th Fighter Wing

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F-86 Sabre Aces of the 4th Fighter Wing
by Osprey
Author: Warren Thompson
Publish Year: 2005
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 7.5x9.5x.3"
Restockable: Yes
Mfg. part #: OSPACE072
Type: Softcover
Series: ACE72


The entry of the United State’s premier jet interceptor into the Korean War was triggered by the ever-increasing presence of the Soviet-built MiG-15 south of the Yalu River. The possibility of the USAF losing air supremacy over the Korean Peninsula was unacceptable. The 4th Fighter Wing got the call for combat in Korea. They were made up of a combination of new pilots right out of jet training and the older combat veterans of World War II vintage. This combination of pilot types wrote and re-wrote the text books on jet warfare. Of the 40 jet aces that the war produced, the 4th Wing boasted 24 of them. This book details these incredible pilots and the planes they flew.


The Early Days
MIG tactics encountered
Profiling the 4th Sabre Aces
Personal accounts of MIG kills by the Aces