With An Amazing Record of Service, US Flying Ace George Davis Died When He Took On 12 MiGs

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H/T War History OnLine. 

R.I.P.Major George A. Davis Jr. December 1, 1920 -February 10, 1952.

In all the airspace in all the world, there was no other place Major George Davis would rather be than “MiG Alley.”  Bordering the Yalu river over the Northwest part of North Korea, this slice of the sky would be the scene of numerous dogfightsBETWEEN North Korean MiGs, often piloted by Chinese and Soviet pilots and UN aircraft.

Streaking in from across the Chinese border, these MiGs would wreak havoc on American bombers conducting ground operations requiring a steady supply of pilots willing to brave the airspace in their defense.  For World War 2 fighting Ace George Davis, such audacity was nothingNEW.  Downing seven aircraft in the previous war, Davis would add 14 more kills to his count in Korea – including his last.

Taking on 12 Chinese MiG-15s to save a sortie of American…

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