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December 1950
Today in Korean War History

FRIDAY, 1 DECEMBER 1950
(USMC) R46 Dakota 50768 crash landed at Hagaru-ri Airfield. Five days later, the wreckage was destroyed.

MONDAY, 4 DECEMBER 1950
(USN) Six VF-32 Corsairs took off from USS Leyte on a ground support mission over Chosin Reservoir. Force landed is F4U Corsair 97231 piloted by Jesse LeRoy Brown (WIA, KIA, BNR, MIA) and wingman F4U Corsair 97231 piloted by Thomas Hudner crash landed beside him in an attempt to rescue his flight leader. Brown was pinned in the cockpit and he was unable to free him but spoke with Brown until he expired. Later, Hudner was rescued by helicopter and returned to duty.

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