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Jets over Libya, 1955
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: July 25, 2019
Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes
Wheelus Field, Libya, August, 1955: Sabrejets of the 50th Fighter-Bomber Wing, from Hahn Air Base in Germany, take to the skies over Tripoli during the first annual U.S. Air Forces in Europe gunnery competition. The meet was run in three phases: Air-to-air and air-to-ground firing; special weapons; and rocket competition. Each team of six planes was allowed 5,000 pounds of logistic equipment and 25 supporting personnel.
Stars and Stripes' 1955 story about the gunnery meet.