November 1, 1950

1950: KOREAN WAR. During the UN forces’ retreat from the Yalu back toward the 38th parallel, Soviet-made MiG-15s entered the conflict for the first time, when six MiG-15 jets appeared for the first time in the war and fired on a T-6 and an F-51 Mustang flight in the Yalu River area. This action set the stage for the air-to-air combat that would take place the rest of the war principally between the MiG-15 and the USAF F-86 Sabre. (USAF Art Program)