Foreign Relations: Trouble for Tito

Flying from his home field near Dallas to Perrin Air Force Base near Sherman. Texas Air National Guard Major Harry C. Knickerbocker Jr. hoped to obtain some used ground-training equipment for his outfit's F-86 jets. Knickerbocker would be welcome to the equipment, said a Perrin officer, except that it was being used "by the class with the Yugoslavs in it." Recalls Knickerbocker of that late September incident: "It didn't hit me for a few minutes. Then you might say I got a real jolt."

Knickerbocker's jolt led him to write a letter to Texas' Republican Senator John Tower, protesting "a treasonous...

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