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Volumn 17, No 1 Spring 2009

RALPH D. "HOOT" GOBSON (RIP)

17TH SABRE PILOTS REUNION AFTER ACTION REPORT

SD/LDR GRAHAM HULSE, DFC, RAF, MIA, by Houston Tuel

ODE TO THE 45TH FIGHTER & SIDI SLIMANE

THE 120TH FIS, "TIGERS", COLORADO AIR GUARD by Stephen Pahs

PERRIN PILOTS AT FOSTER BY Harold Wade


Volumn 16, Number 3 Fall 2008

Flamm D. "Dee" Harper (RIP)

A COLD WAR TALE NOT IN EUROPE by Jack "Spider Webb

THUNDER TIGERS by Sid Yahn

MORROCCAN MEMORIES BY David Wensley

WHIRLAWAY.....The 310th FRS Taxi by Floyd Montgomery


Volumn 16, Number 2 Summer 2008

PROJECT ARROW AND THE MARKINGS CONFUSION ON F-86Ds

Follow up ...THE HUNTERS

THE RUSSIANS AR COMING! THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING By Jerry Burton


Volumn 16, Number 1 Spring 2008

BROTHERS IN SABRES from LtGen Frank Hettlinger

NAVY BLUE & GRAY by Larry Davis

AIR FORCE CROWNS 40TH JET ACE


Volumn 15, Number 3 Fall 2007

HAVE DRILL by Les Waltman

PROJECT FOLLOW-ON by Larry Davis

MY BEST FLIGHT by Donald J. "Beetle" Bailey

FUN & GAMES AT YUMA by Paul Dickens

FIGHTER SQUADRON


Volume 15, Number 2 Summer 2007

CRISIS IN TAWAN

QUALIIED

BOOK REVIEW
     TO BEGIN AGAIN


Volume 15, Number 1 Spring 2007

FOUR DAYS WITH THE 492nd by Charles Keel

THE FLIGHT OF THE BOOMERANG by John Henderson

HASSLING WITH THE F-4 AT UBON by Jerry Eldrige

BEATING UP THE CANADIANS by William McCullum


Volume 14, Number 3 Fall 2006

WHAT? AN F-86 AT 70,000 FEET! by Tom Gill

RECORD BREAKERS by Larry Davis

SABRES IN THE "REEL" WAR


Volume 14, Number 2 Summer 2006

PROJECT GUN-VAL by John Henderson

THE AIR ASIA F-86 PROGRAM by Sid Yahn

SABRE RESTORATION AT THE WMOF, by David Hart

MY LAST DAY AT WAR by Dean Abott


Volume 14, Number 1 Spring 2006

SUPER SABRE - THE RAAF AVON SABRE   by Jim Fleming

DAWN FLYBY FOR "ALLEY CAT ZERO"  by Phil Janney

STARS AND SRIPES OVER KOREA   by Larry Davis

SURPRISE ATTACK  by Gene Mechling

NO TACAN, NO IFF, NO JOY!   by Don McGrath


Volume 13, Number 3 Fall 2005

DUCK!

MY FIFTEEN MINUTE DRILL  by Bob Matasick

THE MINUTE MEN  by Gobel James

BOOK REVIEW
    SABRES OVER MiG ALLEY  by Kenneth P> Werrell


Volume 13, Number 2 Summer 2005

AUSTRALIA'S BIG-ENGINE SABRE'S AD ROLE IN SEA  by Jim Flemming

TONY COPE RETURNS HOME

BUGOUT FROM KIMPO  by John Henderson

MEMORIES OF NELLIS   by Robert Holland

BOOK REVIEWS
    COLD WAR FIGHTER PILOT by Harold Wade
    TEMPERED STEEL Perry Luckett & Charles Byler
    SABRES OVER MiG ALLEY by Kenneth Werell


Volume 13, Number 1 Winter 2005

HELP AGAIN!   by Larry Davis

HISTORY of the 8th FIGHTER WING

SCRAMBLE FROM K13  by Bill 'Creme' Demint

LAST MISSION SHOW  by Jack Brady


Volume 12, Number 3 Fall 2004

A DAY TO REMEMBER  by James R. Thyng

NO SWEAT  by Jerry Fowler

THE DAY OF A DOZEN DEATHS  by Norman Green

A CHRISTMAS STORY  by Robert J. Burns


Volume 12, Number 2 Summer 2004

FLIGHT LIEUTENANT JOHN KING,RAF  by Charles Keil

THE UNKNOWN ACE, MANUEL J. "PETE" FERNANDEZ  by Larry Davis

FLYING THE RCAF SABRE MARK 6  by George L. Schulstad


Volume 12, Number 1 Spring 2004

A FIREBALL IN THE NIGHT  by Dwight Purdy

RADAR LOCK-ON  Ben W. Hall

SEARCH CONTINURE FOR KOREAN WAR MIAs   by Major Dale Cope

NATIVE DANCER  by John Moran

TWO JETS COLLIDE  by Berlin B. Tranter


Volume 11 Number 3 Fall 2003

SQUADRON LEADER OMER LEVESQUE RCAF ACE  by Larry Davis

THE FLYING CHEETAHS IN KOREA  by Larry Davis

TWO DAYS IN THE KOREAN WAR  by Bill Demint


Volume 11 Number 2 Summer 2003

AFTER-ACTION REPORT FROM THE 14TH REUNION By The Staff

OVERFLIGHT by Colonel Laerne H. Griffin


Volume 11 Number 1 Winter 2003

SABRE PILOTS STILL MIA by John Lowery

RUN FOR THE RIVER by George McKay

A "FOX ABLE" FLIGHT TO EUROPE" by Gary Sparks

FIRST DRAW WITH "THE PROFESSOR" by Martin Johansen


Volume 10 Number 3 Fall 2002

NO START by C. D. "Tad" Foran

BERLIN CRISIS by Pete Beeble

a D-TALE by Jack "Spider" Webb

MIGHTY MOUSE, DOGS, AND DELMARS by Ron Weinert

MICHIGAN GUARD PILOT by Dean Juhlin

TROPHY RACE by Bob Railey

BOOK REVIEW by Lon Walter


Volume 10 Number 2 Summer 2002

SABRES USED TANKERS for KOREA DEPLOYENT Col Bruce Hinton

SAVING THE SABRE PILOTS The Untold Story of Rescues in Korea

SOS - KOREA, Sabre Pilots and Korean Orphans by Larry Davis

"BOOK REVIEW" by Lon Walter


Volume 10 Number 1 Winter 2003

THE F-86C/YF-93A "SABRE" by Larry Davis

RADAR LOCK-ON by S/L Andy Mckenzie, RCAF Ret.

THE US AIR FORCE MUSEUM SALUTES "THE FORGOTTEN WAR" - KOREA

FLIGHT "E" FROM CHITOSE by Cliff Winter

HARRISON R. THYNG by Larry Davis with James R. Thyng

"THE FALCONS" via Paul Kattu

"BOOK REVIEW" BY Lou Walter


Volume 9 Number 3 Winter 2003

THE 1956 SKYIBLAZERS by Warren Efting

TWENTY YEARS OF THE F-86 ASSOCIATION

THOMAS G. DAVIS - HIS LAST FLIGHT by Lon Walter

SPLIT FLAP ANYONE? by Erroll Williams


Volume 9 Number 2 Summer 2001

STOVEPIPE by The Staff

SAM JOHNSON by Leo E. Lacey

AN UNTOLD TALE by Bill McCollum

STORIES I PROBABLY SHOULDN'T TELL - PART 2 by Richard F. Merian


Volume 9 Number 1 Winter 2001

KOREA, THE FORGOTTEN WAR NO MORE

HOT PURSUIT by Paul Kauttu

THREE'S COMPANY by ‘Red Face' Broussard

THE ENGAGEMENT by Reg Adams

TSUIKI BY THE SEA by Howard Weston

GETTING INTO COMBAT by Dick Merian

RETROSPECT, KOREA TODAY by Harvey Brown


Volume 8 Number 3 Fall 2000

"BATTLE BORN!" The Nevada Air Guard & the F-86

"MACH BUSTER" by George Marrett

"CALL SIGN - SHARKBAIT" by Bill Caffery

HASSLING THE METEOR by "Tex" Henry


Volume 8 Number 2 Summer 2000

FIRST MAN, LAST MAN by Stewart S. Stabley

FLYING WITH THE ROYAL DANISH AIR FORCE by Ralph D. Waddell, Jr.

YUMA JUDGE by Bill Shields

INTERCEPTOR WEAPONS SCHOOL by SabareJet Classics Staff

THREE SABES DOWN! by Lon Walter

TAIL ZAP by Ralph Waddell


Volume 8 Number 1 Spring 2000

PURSUING A SABRE, BUT DOGGED BY A BOXCAR by Gerry Martas

B-29 ESCORT IN KOREA by Robert Makinney

THE FRENCH AIR FORCE & THE F-86K by Jean-Marie Dieudonne

STORY BEHIND THE PHOTO

THE REST OF THE STORY - JACQUELINE BRIAND

FIRST FLIGHT SURPIRSE (A Dog Of A Checkout) by Jim Hancock

56TH FIGHTER SQUADRON - "WORLD'S FINEST" from Henry Head

FREDERICK C. "BOOTS" BLESSE by Earl Brown


Volume 7 Number 3 Fall 1999

YUMA by Larry Davis & Marty Isham

POPEYE INTERCEPT by David C. Montgomery

THEY SAID THE SAUCE DID IT! by James B. McCain

THE 330th C' FLIGHT JUG BAND By James B. McCain

SABRE D TALES by Don Jubush

CHRISTMAS GREETING by John Brown


Volume 7 Number 2 Summer 1999

The First Sabres Are Delivered by Donald M. Cummings

On Mac's Wing by Dean Abbott

Hoot's Hokkaido Air Force by Lon Walter

Sabres Return To Europe by Richard Lucas


Volume7 Number 1 Spring 1999

The Saga Of Acro Andy by Robert J. Andrews

The Aces Talk by W.W. Bones' Marshall

The (Almost) Inaugural Flyby by Robert L. Mckinney

Run For The Border by Clyde Dick' Gilbert

Who Were Those Masked Men? edited by Lon Walter

Touring Europe In The F-86E by Gary E. Sparks


Volume 6 Number 3 Winter 1998

Bedcheck Charlie Hits K-13 by Leo Fournier

Millie's Record Run by Tom Macklin

My Ten Migs by Harold E. Fischer

F-86H Called Up For Vietnam War by Ron Lang

Gliding The F-86 (part II) by Robert W. Smith

Cross Country With "GB" by James 'Skinny' McLennan


Volume 6 Number 2 Summer 1998

A First Ace Is Crowned by Captain James J. Jabaara

Recollections of Jim Jabara by Lon Walter

(More) Recollections of Jim Jabara by Paul Kauttu

Gliding The F-86, The Ultimate Range Extender (part I) by Robert W. Smith

RF86-F Haymaker by Larry Davis


Volume 6 Number 1 Spring 1998

Formosa Alert by Bobby Walls

Those Were The Days by Dave Tilton

The Sabre In Pakistan by Air Chief Marshall Jamal Khan

Test Flight by Lt.Col. George L. Jones

The NOLO Sabres by Larry Davis


Volume 5 Number 3 Fall 1997

Devolpement of the XP-86 by Larry Davis

First Hot Intercept by E. Riggs Monfort


Volume 5 Number 2 Summer 1997

THE MAKING OF "THE GEIGER TIGERS" by Larry Davis

RADAR LOCK-ON - Representative Sam Johnson, (R) Texas

MISSION TO MUKDEN by Lon Walter

7 IN ONE DAY by George Kinnison


Volume 5 Number 1 Spring 1997

SHOOTER'S ODDS by Ross Buckland

SYLVIA TWO THREE by John Powell

GETING THE "L" HOME by the late Niel Fossum

A LETTER FROM HOME by 1/LT Donald L. MacGregor Jr.

NASM HONORS THE F-86


Volume 4 Number 3 Fall 1996

RADAR LOCK ON - Major General John C. Giraudo

NO. 1 SNAFU by Dee Harper

RADAR LOCK-ON - Edward J. Horkey

LOOKING BACK by Archie Nogle

INTO THE EYE OF THE HURRICANEby Lon Walter


Volume 4 Number 2 Summer 1996

AIR TO GROUND IN THE F-86A? by Lon Walter

LOBSTER RUN by Charles 'Tad' Foran

HOOVER'S BULLSEYEby Maurice L. Martin

BUZZ JOB!by 'Ebe' Ebersole & Hans Degner


Volume 4 Number 1 Winter 1996

DEVELOPING THE XP-86 by Larry Davis

ALUMINUM OVERCAST INTERCEPT by Roger Krause

SOME THOUGHTS ON WAR AND FIGHTER PILOTS by Carroll L. Stanton

.RADAR LOCK ON - Harold O. Chitwood


Volume 3 Number 3 Fall 1995

ZULU ALERT by Ford Smart

LAND OF THE MORNING CALM? by Larry Davis

MY FAVORITE F-86L STORY by Bill Van Dine

"POP THE CLUTCH!" by Pat Mc Girl

THE LIGHTER SIDE by Les Waltman


Volume 3 Number 2 Fall 1995

PROJECT ASHTRAY by Larry Davis

CASEY JONES AND THE EAGLE by Bruce Hinton

INTERNATIONAL INCIDENT OVER THE YELLOW SEA by Bruce Hinton


Volume 3 Number 1 Winter 1994

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE by Albert S. Kelly

MY FAVORITE GOLDEN HAWKS STORY by Aflred McDonald

SABRES IN MINATURE by Tony Kameen


06/05/00
All articles from SabreJet Classics starting with Vol. 3, when the association assumed publication are now achieved on this page The SabreJet Historical Society, who held the original copyright, published Vol. 1 & 2 with 4 issues in each volume. There are quite a few great articles in these issues that very few of our members have had access to in the past. There were less than 200 to 400 copies of any of the issues produced. All existing copies of these issues are now collector items. Dee Harper has made these issues available and all the articles from these two volumes are also now archived here.

Volume 2 Number 4 Winter 1993

NINE WAS ENOUGH by Cecil G. Foster

LT. BILLY B. DOBBS FIRST MiG KILL by don Griffith

MY FAVORITE FIGHTER-BOMBER SABRE STORY by Flamm D. Harper

AN INTERVIEW with BOB BALDWIN, THE 35th ACE OF THE KOREAN WAR War

MY MiG KILL by Ken Shely

AN F-86H IS REBORN - Part IV by Ed Buerckholtz


Volume 2 Number 3 Fall 1993

CHECKING OUT IN THE '86 IN THE OLD DAYS OR,
"IT'S MUCH EASIRE THAN THE '51" by Lon Walter

MY FAVORITE F-86H STORY by Harold Speer

WE INERVIEW LES WALTMAN

MY FAVORITE SABRE STORY by John Pedjoe

FLYING THE DANGEROUS EARLY HARD WING "H"S by Dick Hefton

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE! By Curt Burns

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE! By Ed Hurd


Volume 2 Number 2 Summer 1993

FLIGHT LINE by Rick Mitchell

THE F-86H: "THE LAST OF THE SPORTS MODELS"

SABRES IN THE AIR NATIONAL GUARD SERVICE

.MY F-86H DAYS by Jim "skinny" McLennan

AN EXPERIENCE TO REMEMBER by Joseph Radoci

MY SABRE STORY by Jim Ramsay

MY F-86H STORY by David Cronin

MY FAVORITE F-86H STORY by Mark L. Carter

AN F-86H IS REBORN - Part III - by Ed Buerckholtz


Volume 2 Number 1 Spring 1993

THE 18TH FIGHTER-BOMBER GROUP'S F-86F CONVERSION IN KOREA
by Howard R. "Ebe" Ebersole

THE MITSUBISHI SABRES

F-86F GUNNERY DURING JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 1957 by Alan R. Ostby

THE SABRE JET IN KOREA - A CREW CHIEF'S RECOLLECTION by Norm Kalow

THE RAMP WENT SILENT... by Neil Fossum

MY FAVORITE SABRE STORY by John Henderson

MY FAVORITE SABRE STORY by Major John Lamb

THE ROCKET-ASSISTED SABRE PROGRAM

AN F-86H IS REBORN - Part II - by Ed Buerckholtz


Volume 1 Number 4 Winter 1992

MY FAVORITE F-86F STORY by Bob Rawlings

THE ULTIMATE MiG-KILLER, THE F-86

A SHORT HISTORY OF THE FIGHTER-BOMBER SABRES IN KOREA

ROBBIN, DON'T COME IN ON THIS PASS by Neil Fossum

TODAY'S SABRES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM


Volume 1 Number 3 Fall 1992

AN INTERVIEW WITH COLONEL ROBERT P. BALDWIN

DOB DAZE by Howard R. Ebersole

MY FAVORITE SABRE DOG STORY by Selden Pile

MY FAVORITE SABRE DOG STORY by Bob Makinney

MY FAVORITE SABRE DOG STORY by Bill Dunbar

MY FAVORITE SABRE DOG STORY by Jim Carter

A NORMAL DAY IN THE LIFE OF A "DOG" PILOT by Niel Fossum

THE ALL-WEATHER F-86D

AN F-86H IS REBORN (Part 1) by Ed Buerckholtz


Volume 1 Number 2 Summer 1992

MEET DICK BECKER, KOREA'S SECOND JET ACE

THE F-86E

MY FAVORITE SABRE STORY by Brig. Gen. Alonzo J. Walter, USAF (Ret)

THE FIRST SABRE VERSUS MiG-15 COMBAT


Volume 1 Number 1 Spring 1992

MEET HANK BUTTELMANN KOREA'S 36TH SABRE ACE by Rick Mitchell

THE HISTORY OF THE F-86A

NASM's F-86A-5




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