December 13, This day during the Korean War

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December 13, 1950 – F-84 Thunderjets, the fastest tactical fighter in the U.S. Air Force, attacks an enemy convoy near Sariwon, inflicting heavy casualties. The new planes arrived in Korea Dec. 6 and went into action four days later. The F-84 is meant to replace the World War II vintage P-51 Mustang and slower F-80 Shooting Star jet, which are no match for enemy MiG-15s. However, Air Force pilots will still fly those planes in combat until 1953.

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