War: Hottest Pilot

At a Sabre base in Korea one morning last week, a sergeant line mechanic put down his tools as a slim, thin-faced pilot walked by on his way to another hard-stand. "There he goes," said the sergeant in baffled admiration to another mechanic. "The hottest pilot since they invented jets—and so help me, he looks about as aggressive as Bugs Bunny."

The subject of this observation is Major George Andrew Davis Jr., 31, top ace in the Korean air war. Davis arrived in October, flew ten missions as a wingman, became a squadron leader in November. In the unbelievably short span of...

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