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Bowman Gum Company (fl. 1951) Fight the Red Menace: The Children's Crusade against Communism trading cards; 10. Lieutenant Russell Brown

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09627.10 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, "10. Lieutenant Russell Brown" of a portrait of pilot Lt. Russell Brown climbing into a cockpit, two aircrafts in the background, one falling from an airstrike. Reverse side contains propaganda narrative describing Brown's attack against two MIG-15s near the Manchurian border.

Background Information: Russell J. Brown, was a 25-year old, first lieutenant flying a F-80C "Shooting Star" when he shot down two MIG-15s near North Korea. This was considered one of ...the first jet versus jet battle. See More

People: Brown, Russell, fl. 1950-1951

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: PropagandaCommunismMilitary HistoryUnited StatesAir ForceBattleKorean War

Sub Era: The Fifties

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