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RE: One captured F-86 more?
According to official government records, this did not take place. In fact,
no F-86s were lost on this day. The other two, Garrett and Mahurin, on this
website did occur.
From: Diego Zampini [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2002 10:01 AM
Subject: One captured F-86 more?
Hi, Cookie, Dan and all.
Today I accidentally found in a polish site devoted to captured planes
(http://capturedplanes.ow.pl/korea/f-86.htm) the next statement:
"In April 6th, 1951 first F-86 was captured by Soviet troops. Major Crown's
F-86A was heavily damaged in dogfight by Russian pilot Colonel Boris
Abakumov from 196 IAP (Istreebitelnyi Aviacyonnyi Polk - Air Fighter
Regiment). US pilot had damaged fuel tanks and had to land in Phenian area.
Pilot became POW and plane was loaded on trucks and sent to north. All truck
were destroyed by airplanes before they could reach Yalu river."
According to your sources, it is that right, Cookie? I knew about the loss
of a F-86A three days before that date (on April 3 1951) piloted by Major
Ronald Shirlaw, which matched perfectly with a Sabre kill claimed by a pilot
of 196 IAP too (I think he was Fiodor Shebanov but I am not sure) and
credited to KORWALD to a 'pump boost malfunction'; but this one was unknown
to me. Do you have some info about the supposed US pilot 'Major Crown' or
the USAF unit who destroyed the remains of the captured Sabre?
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