A recent post from my KOREAN WAR AVIATION collection. A Memorial Day tribute to an American hero of WWII as well as the Korean War, Col. Glenn T. Eagleston. His personal motif was naturally an Eagle 🦅.

From Wikipedia: Eagleston became commander of the 334th Fighter Interceptor Squadron in Korea. He became commander of the 4th Fighter Interceptor Group in May 1951. During the Korean War, he destroyed two MiG-15s, bringing his two-war total to 20.5 enemy aircraft destroyed in aerial combat.

He flew 84 missions and damaged seven and one probable. On December 22, 1950, he downed his first MiG-15 over the Yalu, one of the earliest dogfights. Eagleston’s F-86A was badly damaged by a MiG-15 flown by Sergei Kramarenko on June 17, 1951, and he belly-landed at Kimpo Air Base. The jet was damaged beyond repair and was written off.

The leader of the two Sabres who came to assist Eagleston was also a notable combat pilot: Lt.Col. Bruce Hinton, the first Sabre pilot to shoot down a MiG-15 on December 17, 1950. Eagleston returned to the United States in September 1951.[2]

Originally shared by Pete Panozzo

Col. Glenn T. Eagleston, (1921 to 1991) 354th FG Ace – 18½ Aerial Victories in WW-2. Flew both P-51B and F-86 Sabre. Of his 20.5 aerial victories 2 of them were Mig-15’s.