Pilots and F-80’s of the 26th Fighter Interceptor Squadron

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With his .50 caliber gun muzzles showing evidence of wear & tear, the pilot of this 26th FIS F-80 (49-0649) drives past the tower at Naha Air Base, Japan.

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                 49- 0453 sits quietly beyond the tower. Note the portability of said tower.

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Nice day for flying as 49-0635 & co. cruise the Japanese skies in the early 1950’s.

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