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  • Korean War pilot’s family visits memorial aircraft at Misawa

    Tech. Sgt. Tyler Whitmore, the 35th Maintenance Group repair enhancement program manager and great nephew of 1st Lt. David Clements, discusses what the Risner Circle F-86F Sabre monument means to him and his family at Misawa Air Base, Japan.

  • F-86F Sabre: Longstanding symbol of U.S.-Japan alliance

    Risner Circle at Misawa Air Base, Japan, displays the F-86F as a static aircraft today. After the first Combined Air Festival in 1980, the Japanese and American base commanders dedicated an F-86F as a symbol of the U.S.-Japan friendship. The F-86F Sabre began production in 1952, and gained