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Check Six: Ejection Seat Training – 60+ years ago

June 25, 2018

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This undated photograph shows a 199th Fighter Squadron pilot under going ejection seat training.

The 199th joined the jet age in 1954 when it finally retired its aging F-47N Thunderbolts for F-86E Sabre day fighters that were made available after serving in combat over the skies of Korea. The squadron stood runway alert as part of the air defense forces in Hawaii beginning in 1954, having alert pilots in the cockpit from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset each day. Beginning in 1958, the squadron received F-86L Sabre Interceptors which could be controlled by Ground Control Interceptor station radar and could operate 24/7/365 in all weather conditions. (Wikipedia)

Can anyone help with the names of the officers in the photograph?

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