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Check Six: June 11, 1948 – 70 years ago

June 11, 2018

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The P-51 Mustangs, pictured above, became F-51s in the fledgling United States Air Force.

In the Hawaii Air National Guard, the P-47N Thunderbolt or “Jug,” flown by the 199th Fighter Squadron became the F-47N Thunderbolt. The HIANG flew the F-47s until November 12, 1953, with the introduction of the first T-33. In 1954, the unit received its first F-86E “Sabre” jet.

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