Joseph McConnell, Jr.

Captain McConnell in teh cockpit of Beauteous Butch II after his final combat mission, 18 May 1953. The airplane is McConnell’s third Sabre, F-86F-1-NA 51-2910. (U.S. Air Force)

Capt. Joseph McConnell, Jr., pilot with the 51st. Fighter Intercepter Wing, who became the 27th Jet Ace of the Korean conflict on 9 March 1953, is shown in the cockpit of his F-86 “Sabre” jet, “Beauteous Butch” talking to his crew chief. (U.S. Air Force photo)

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