80 Years of Oregon Air National Guard Veterans and Veterans Days

Nine 123rd Fighter Squadron fighter pilots flew combat with active duty units during the Korean War. The men were selected on the basis of their previous experience, whether they had flown combat in World War II or not, though two of the nine who had volunteered to fly combat again. Here one of the pilots, First Lieutenant Ernest P. Wakehouse, is shown after completion of his tour flying 100 combat missions in the North American F-51D Mustang in a three-month period between September 12 and December 16, 1951. (142nd Wing History Archive)

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