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History Quiz - week of April 6


Last week's question and answer -

This pilot had eight MiG victories in the Korean War. In 1953, he was assigned to the 50th Fighter-Bomber Wing, 81st Fighter-Bomber Squadron, and played a primary role in moving the wing’s F-86 aircraft to Hahn Air Base, Germany. Later he led the 67th Tactical Fighter Squadron in combat operations in Vietnam. He was shot down in his F-105D Thunderchief and spent seven years as a prisoner of war. He is one of only four Airmen to receive multiple awards of the Air Force Cross. Who was this pilot? He is Brig. Gen. James Robinson Risner.


This week’s question-

What Air Force pilot, later assigned to the 50th Tactical Fighter Wing at Hahn Air Base, Germany, received the Medal of Honor on January 19, 1967 for action in the A Shau Valley, Vietnam, on March 10, 1966?


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