South African Air Force Mustang

Not for Ourselves, but for Others

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A South African Air Force Mustang undergoing maintenance – part of the British Commonwealth’s contribution to the United Nations Korean War effort.

South Arican Air Force No 2 Sqn flew 10,373 Mustang sorties in Korea, followed by 2032 with the F-86. The SAAF pilots won three Legions of Merit, 2 Silver Stars, 50 DFC’s, 40 Bronze Stars, and 176 Air Medals.

Image and caption courtesy British & Commonwealth Forces Past and Present via South African Legion