THE AIR WAR: Troubles & Triumphs

The Air Force proclaimed one of the most successful weeks of the war in MIG Alley. In a hot series of air battles, the U.S. Sabres downed 15 MIGs and scored 25 more as damaged, with a loss of only two of the U.S. jets. In Washington, the Air Force gave Senator Lyndon Johnson's Preparedness Committee the totals up to March 25: 218 MIGs downed as against 28 Sabres. This is a ratio in the Sabres' favor of 7-9-to-1.

Unfortunately, the Sabre saga is not the whole story of the air war, though...

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