Korean War Naval Aviator Reunites with His Fighter

Charles “Obie” O’Brien earned his Wings of Gold at NAS Pensacola in June 1950 flying former WWII-era trainers and fighter aircraft. As the jet age was emerging, he was assigned to a jet training unit and trained in the Navy’s version of the Lockheed Shooting Star. On completion, he was expecting to be assigned to a jet squadron and when…

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