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Bowman Gum Company (fl. 1951) Fight the Red Menace: The Children's Crusade against Communism trading cards; 4. "Mustangs" Rout Red Planes

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09627.04 Author/Creator: Bowman Gum Company (fl. 1951) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Trading card Date: 1951 Pagination: 1 collecting card ; 6 x 8 cm.

Summary of Content: One trading card from the Red Menace collection, "4. 'Mustangs' Rout Red Planes," consisting of a scene of air planes engaged in combat. Reverse side contains propaganda narrative that describes the Battle over Suwon Airfield, detailing the United States tactical win due to the aircrafts,"Mustangs."

Background Information: Battle of Suwon Airfield was carried out between the U.S. Air Force against the North Korean People's Air Force. War technology advanced once jet air planes were invented which ...had an advantage over piston-powered planes.

The F-51D Mustangs's jet power allowed for longer range and endurance which had been used previously during World War II.
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Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: PropagandaMilitary MobilizationKorean WarCommunismMilitary HistoryAir ForceAirplanesUnited States

Sub Era: The Fifties

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