WAR IN KOREA: Follow the Leader

When the weather closed in over Korea one day last week, six Marine Panther jets returning from a sortie into North Korea were ordered to make for the nearest open U.S. air base. Flying on instruments, the lead plane headed south over the arid mountains near Taegu, the other five planes following it in tight formation. Suddenly before them, rising from the fog, was a mountain peak. Within seconds, the lead plane crashed into it. One by one, four other Panther jets hit the rocks. The pilot in the sixth plane pulled up, only to hit a higher ridge. Later,...

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