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Check Six – Middle 1950’s: North American F-86 Sabre

April 23, 2022
Hawaii Air National Guard photograph

This undated photograph shows a North American F-86 Sabre that the 199th Fighter Squadron flew from 1954 through 1958. The photograph was taken in Area 65, the first Hawaii Air National Guard operating location on Hickam Air Force Base. The name on the canopy is “Lt Col (James) Ashford” and was nicknames the “Shiny Thing”, The crew chief was Kenneth “Kenny” Camara, who buffed and polished the aircraft with a lot of hard work and pride.

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