Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Lt Ward Hitt, Jr. in the cockpit of his F-86A Sabre fighter during a mission over North Korea,1951. His call sign, "Turkey", can be seen stenciled on his crash helmet, and he is wearing an oxygen mask. Written as caption on album page - "Picture taken at 30,000' deep in N. Korea". Written on album page - "Suwon April May '51". Album page 30.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Air pilots
  • Airplanes
  • Aeronautics

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Ward Hitt, Jr





Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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