F-86 Sabre Aces of the 51st Fighter Wing

By: Osprey

Type: Softcover

Product Line: Aircraft of the Aces - Post World War II

Last Stocked on 12/11/2019

Product Info

Title
F-86 Sabre Aces of the 51st Fighter Wing
Publisher
Category
Author
Warren Thompson
Publish Year
2006
Pages
96
Dimensions
8x10x.25"
NKG Part #
2147398675
MFG. Part #
OSPACE070
Type
Softcover
Series
ACE70

Description

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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