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George Andrew Davis, Jr.

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Medal Of Honor, Korea

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Major Davis was leading a flight of 4 F-86 Saberjets on a combat aerial patrol near the Manchurian border when his element leader ran out of oxygen and was forced to retire from the flight with his wingman. Major Davis and the remaining F-86's continued the mission and sighted a formation of approximately 12 enemy MIG-15 aircraft speeding southward toward an area where friendly fighter-bombers were conducting low level operations. With selfless disregard for the numerical superiority of the enemy, Major Davis dove at the MIG formation. While speeding through the formation from the rear he singled out a MIG-15 and destroyed it. Although he was now under continuous fire from the enemy fighters to his rear he sustained his attack and fired at another MIG-15 which burst into smoke and flames. Rather than maintain his superior speed and evade the enemy fire being concentrated on him, he reduced his speed and sought out a third MIG-15. During this attack his aircraft sustained a direct hit, went out of control, then crashed into a mountain 30 miles south of the Yalu River.

After flying with Neel Kearby in World War II, George Davis flew combat during the Korean War. On November 30, 1951, he became the fifth JET ace by downing three Tu-2 bombers and a MiG-15 in a single sortie.

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