February 10, 1952

 

1952: KOREAN WAR/MEDAL OF HONOR. While leading a flight of 3 F-86s, Maj George A. Davis, Jr., engages 12 enemy MiG-15s, shooting down two. He is the shot down and killed by a Mig-15. For engaging superior forces and shooting down enemy aircraft, he receives the Medal of Honor. Davis also became the first USAF ace in two wars, World War II and Korea. Citation:  https://www.cmohs.org/recipients/george-a-davis-jr.

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