THE AIR WAR: Worst Week

Against the enemy's swarming MIG-155, U.S. Sabre jet pilots more than held their own last week. They lost three Sabres to the Red jets' cannon, but downed twelve MIGs, damaged 14 more. The U.N.'s slower tactical planes had the usual good hunting against ground targets, but paid for it heavily. Three F-84s, four F-80s, four F-51s, a B-26 light bomber and a Corsair were lost to the enemy's sharpshooting flak crews. In number of U.N. planes lost—16 in all—it was the worst week of the war.


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