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November 1950
Korean War

WEDNESDAY, 1 NOVEMBER 1950
(VSS) Eight MiG-15s intercepted fifteen F-51D Mustangs. Lost is F-51D piloted by Aaron Abercombrie (KIA) shot down by MiG-15 piloted by 1st Lt. Fyodor V. Chizh from 50th IAD. Later that day, three MiG-15's from 50th IAD intercepted ten F-80 Shooting Star fighters. Shot down is F-80C piloted by Frank Van Sickle is shot down by MiG-15 piloted by 1st Lt. Semyon Fyodorovich Khominich, the first "jeft versus jet" victory in aviation history. The USAF incorrectly attributed both losses to enemy anti-aircraft fire.

WEDNESDAY, 8 NOVEMBER 1950
The first 'historical' jet versus jet victory is claimed by F-80 piloted by Russell Brown. In fact, the enemy MiG-15 jettisoned its wing tanks and looking like it was disintergrating into smoking debris, but was not lost or damage.

THURSDAY, 9 NOVEMBER 1950
The first verifiable "jet versus jet" kill was the shoot down of a MiG-15 120125 piloted by Capt Grachyov from the 139th Guards Fighter Regiment shot down by US Navy F9F Panther L/C Wm Amen C. O. of VF-111 off the USS Philippine Sea CV-47.

SATURDAY, 11 NOVEMBER 1950
MiG-15 lost reportedly to an F-80 (but no F-80 claims match this) so maybe to a Panther but don' think there were any F9F-2 claims that day either.

TUESDAY, 28 NOVEMBER 1950
F4U-1P Corsair 122169 piloted by Ensign W. G. Wagner (VF-33) crash lands in North Korea after being hit by AA fire. The 3rd Air Rescue was notified and pilot Robert B. Parker volunteered to attempt a rescue piloting H-5H Dragonfly 49-2009 helicopter piloted by Robert B. Parker with medical technician Pfc Desmond Roy Wilkerson attempted to rescue him. After locating him, the helicopter crashed into mountain in low visibility, killing all three.

 

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