John Glenn: from MiG Killer to Oldest Man in Space

Glenn’s North American Aviation F-86F-30-NA Sabre (serial no. 52-4584) at Suwon, 1953. He had the names of his family (daughter Lyn, wife Annie, and son Dave) painted on the fuselage, but his Air Force comrades painted “MiG Mad Marine” after Glenn complained of a lack of enemy fighters to shoot at. His first two kills were on 12 and 19 July 1953.

Author: Chris Carter

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