War: We Have Them Cornered

At 20,000 feet above the burning North Korean border city of Sinuiju last week, fighter planes in history's first jet dogfight streaked across the morning sky. Eight or more Russian-made MIG-15s tangled for a deadly moment with four U.S. Lockheed F-80s. The score: one Communist jet shot down, another damaged; U.S. fighters, untouched.

Commanding the four Shooting Stars, Major Evans G. Stephens, a Texan, and his wingman, Lieut. Russell Brown of Pasadena, Calif., saw two Communist jets pull out of a dive 50 miles south of the Yalu and turn toward the river at the Americans' altitude, closing fast. Said Stephens afterwards,...

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