North American F-86F Sabre

North American F-86 Sabre

Paper Tiger

January 25, 1953 – U.S. Air Force Capt. Harold E. Fischer Jr., of the 51st Fighter-Interceptor Wing, becomes the 25th ace of the Korean War, flying his F-86 named “Paper Tiger.” Fischer’s success as a fighter pilot becomes well-known throughout Korean folklore, but as luck would have it, he also ended up a captive of China long after the hostilities ended.

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