Charles G. “Chick” Cleveland represents our Korean veterans, joined by Airshow pilot Randy Ball to talk about the MiG-17 which was in development at the end of Korea and became a formidable foe during the Vietnam War.
Jon Blanchette is the restorer and owner of the MiG-17. Doug Matthews is the owner of the F-86; the Fighter of choice in Korea and still one of the prettiest Jets flying.
Chick Cleveland transferred to South Korea in March 1952, where he ﬂew F-86s as a ﬂight commander with the 334th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron of the 4th Fighter-Interceptor Wing at Kimpo Air Base. During his combat tour of duty, he shot down ﬁve MiG-15s and is credited with one probably destroyed and four damaged. “Chick” Cleveland retired from the Air Force as a Lt. General.