The SAAF in the Korean War

The SAAF in the Korean War

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Excellent and extremely rare original colour photograph of North American F-51D Mustang fighters of No. 2 Squadron of the South African Air Force (SAAF) whilst involved in the Korean War. Here they are seen conducting run-ups at their base in Korea in 1951. This particular F-51D Mustang No. 346 – featured in the photograph – crashed on 29/11/1951 tragically killing the pilot Capt Janse van Rensburg. 

This photo courtesy and copyright to Ian Pretorius from his Dad's collection, the then Lt M S (Mike) Pretorius.