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Narrative:Overclaim. Lt Col Bruce H.Hinton(4th FIW 336th FIS) claimed this day a MiG shot down. Apr 12, 1951 a strike was send again to raid Yalu bridges at Sinuiju. The force complement included: 48 B-29s, 34 F-84 in close escort and 18 F-86 in high cover. The USAF strike was intercepted by 44 MiGs of the 176th GIAP and 196th IAP. The claims by the USAF for this mission were for: 4 MiGs shot down by the F-86, 3 MiGs shot down by the F-84, 6 MiG shot down by the B-29s defensive fire. F-86s claimed also six other MiGs damaged. Actual and real MiG losses were: 1 MiG heavy damaged(scrapped after landing) and 1 MiG medium damaged(823 blue CN 108023 -repaired).Both jets were from the 176th GIAP.The 176th GIAP and 196th IAP(324th IAD) MiG-15s were the only fighters in action this day.
|Operator:||Soviet Air Force|
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|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| None|
|Location:||Yalu bridges near Sinuiju -
Air War Korea 1950-1953 / Robert Jackson, 1998
U.S. Air-to-Air Victories during the Korean War / ACIG Korean War Team - http://www.acig.org/artman/publish/article_307.shtml
Fighter Combat over Korea Part 2: Jet Aces (In: Wings of Fame Vol.2, 1996)
L.Krylov, Y.Tepsurkaev, I Seidov, A.German, Gordon and Rigmant,B.Cull, D.Newton, W.Thompson,X.Zhang,Y. Pepelyayev,S.Kramarenko
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