1st. Lt. Jacob Kratt, Jr�s REPUBLIC F-84E-25-RE THUNDERJET (#51-0493) engages a North Korean armored troop column attempting to ford a river below. Lt. Kratt was assigned to the 523rd Fighter Escort Squadron and earned the reputation of being the best MiG killer ﬂying the F-84 in combat. While over Sinuiju at the Antung Airﬁeld on 23 January 1951, Kratt would score a double kill over two Chinese-ﬂown MiG-15�s in less than two minutes. The 27th Fighter Escort Group would claim four MiGs destroyed, three probable, and four damaged against no losses during this action. Lt. Kratt would also down a Yak-3 three days later, this would be his ﬁnal air-to-air victory during the war.
February 14th, 2014
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