ARMED FORCES: You're a Professional

After six months in command of the 4th Fighter Interceptor Group in Korea, Colonel John C. Meyer, 32, the country's top living air ace, was back in the U.S. for a rest and reassignment last week. He was credited with 37½* Nazi planes (four on one mission) in Europe during World War II, had added two Communist MIG-15s to his bag in Korea, and was just half a victory short of the alltime record put up by the late Major Richard Bong. His group, flying sleek, swept-wing F-86 jets, had destroyed or damaged...

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