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Check Six – 1953: F-86 Maintenance Crew

June 14, 2021
Personal photograph, used with permission

This 1953 photograph shows (L-R): Wesley Lazarus, Frank Nakamura, Robert Choi, Robert McKee, Lewis Kono.

The Hawaii Air National Guard was seven years old and about to enter the jet age. The 199th Fighter Squadron was about to start their conversion from Republic P-47 Thunderbolts to North American F-86 Sabres. These maintenance crews were the foundation of the HIANG’s tradition of excellence.


Thanks to Lewis Kono for his identification assistance.

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