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Bowman Gum Company (fl. 1951) Fight the Red Menace: The Children's Crusade against Communism trading cards; 14. Sabres Win Air Battle

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09627.14 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, "14. Sabres Win Air Battle" depicting two models of jet planes falling during an air strike. Reverse side contains propaganda narrative regarding the difference between F-86 Sabres, F80 Shooting Stars and MIG-15s. Text highlights the superiority of the American jet planes over Russian-made jets.

Background Information: F-86 Sabres were built as a counter to the Russian-made MIG-15s during the Korean War. Success in dogfights, or aerial battles, were also due to American and Canadian's experience ...flying in World War II, where as North Korean and Chinese pilots were lacking in combat expereince. Much contention followed whether or not MIG-15s were flown by Soviet pilots during the Korean War. See More


Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: PropagandaCommunismMilitary HistoryUnited StatesKorean WarUnited NationsAir ForceAirplanes

Sub Era: The Fifties

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