MEN. AT. WAR: Again Gabby

"Wait'll you get 'em right in your sights. Then short bursts. There's no sense melting your guns." That was Lieut. Colonel Francis S. ("Gabby") Gabreski's formula for picking Messerschmitts out of the air in the last war. It worked well enough to make Gabby the U.S.'s top-ranking ace in the European Theater, with 28 Nazi planes to his credit before a forced landing in 1944 grounded him for ten months in a German prison camp.

This week, as the newly appointed commander of the U.S. Air Force's Fourth (Sabre jet) Fighter Interceptor Group, Gabby, now a full colonel, got a...

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