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The Fighting 51st (1952)

Summary: Covers activities of the 5lst Fighter Interceptor Wing under the command of Col Francis S. Gabreski. Shows Korean natives engaged in daily activities and GSAP footage of MIG-15's under attack. Reel 1: 818': 1) MCU's & MS's of Col Francis S. Gabreski being introduced by USAF officer and speaking to group from rostrum. 2)Pilots being briefed in Joint Operations Center (JOC). 3)Pilot talking with line chief and flight chief. 4)Shows F-86F being fueled and armed. 5)Scenes of weather personnel at theodolite, taking temperature readings and plotting weather maps. Reel 2: 859': 1)Pilots at briefing. 2)Briefing officers indicating target areas on maps. 3)Pilot preflight checking F-86E with crew chief-name of aircraft: JOANIE II. 4)Scenes of F-86E's and F-86F's taxiing from parking position and taking off to left. Reel 3: (765') 1)Personnel relaxing in club between missions, playing cards, reading and recreational activities. 2) Shows Korean natives performing housework and farming activities. 3)Scenes of Korean religious temples, shrines and idols. 4)Church services at Suwon AB chapel. 5)Scenes of USAF chaplain and personnel distributing clothing at Korean orphanage. 6)AMS's formations of four F-86F's in flight to right. 7)GSAP MIG-15's under attack. 8)CU of sign: 51ST PHOTO LAB GUN CAMERA -- STILL. 9)Emergency trucks parked near runway. Reel 4 (381') 1)Formation of five F-86's peeling off over Suwon AB, landing to right singly, and taxiing to parking area. 2)Shows F-86F being pushed manually into parking position. 3)Loudspeakers mounted on poles-intercut with ground crew personnel stopping work and looking skyward. Fair-good (Basic: Master pos)
Length: 32:26


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