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Korean War Pictures - F-51 Mustang Over an Industrial Target


An F-51 Mustang over an industrial target, during the Korean War.
Picture courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.
This unusual photograph was snapped a split second after two napalm fire bombs were released over North Korea, from shackles underneath the wing of an F-51 "Mustang" of the Fifth Air Force's veteran 18th Fighter Bomber Wing. The bomb nearest camera plummets earthward head first, while the other retains its horizontal position. A sister plane at far left will follow up with the same type of destructive missles on this industrial military target in Communist hands. (circa August 1951)

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