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Check Six – 1954: 199 FS Enters the Jet Age

August 21, 2019
Hawaii Air National Guard Photograph

The 199th Fighter Squadron flew Republic P-47 Thunderbolts from the Hawaii Air National Guard’s inception in 1946 through the early 1950s. In 1954, the squadron entered the jet age when they began flying the North American F-86E Sabre and Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (also known as the T-Bird). 

The 199 FS flew the F-86Es until 1958 when there was a transition to the F-86L Sabre Interceptor. The F-86Ls and the T-33s were replaced by the F-102 Delta Dagger in 1961.

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