Exploring History
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Exploring History

America’s first fighter jet, the Shooting Star (Public domain)

The First Jet Powered Dogfight

Beginning on September 15th, 1950, the United States began running air support missions over North Korea in support of United Nations forces at the outbreak of the Korean War. These carrier based bombing runs were focused on slowing and destroying North Korean positions in the north of the country in an attempt to hamper organizational…

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