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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 86445
Last updated: 25 August 2019
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Date:19-JUN-1953
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic F86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American F-86F-30 Sabre
Owner/operator:USAF (United States Air Force)
Registration: 52-4367
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Central North Korea -   North Korea
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RKSW
Destination airport:
Narrative:
F-86F-30 52-4367 flown by 2th Lt Jimmy L.Escalle(8th FBG, 36th FBS)While performing a low-level reconnaissance of roads in North Korea, Lieutenant Escalle and his wingman sighted several
camouflaged trucks and began a strafing attack. After breaking off the target, Lieutenant Escalle radioed that he was making another attack since he had sighted more vehicles in the area. No further transmissions were recieved from him and efforts to re-establish radio contact proved unavailing. A subsequent aerial search of the area were 2th Lt Lt Escalle was last seen revealed the wreckage of an aircraft but no trace of the pilot, was found. Jimmy L.Escalle declared as MIA.

Possibly F-86 "Damaged" by Han Decai?

Sources:

http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/
L.Krylov, Y.Tepsurkaev, I Seidov, A.German, Gordon and Rigmant,B.Cull, D.Newton, W.Thompson,X.Zhang,V.Zabelin.
https://www.sinodefenceforum.com/confirmation-of-han-decai-claims.t6963/


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Apr-2011 01:51 Daniel Nole Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Dec-2018 20:37 Noman88 Updated [Source, Narrative]

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