“Hoagy” Carmichael’s Sea Fury WJ232

faa-sea-fury-fb-11-wj232-lt-peter-carmichael-no-802-squadron-hms-ocean-korea-8-august-1952-1-port-viewIn August 1952, HMS Ocean was on station off the coast of Korea, providing air support for the Allied troops. One of Ocean’s units was No 802 Squadron, whose Sea Furies were tasked with escorting Fairey Fireflies on 8 August .

The formation was attacked by eight MiG-15 jets. In the engagement, Lieutenant Peter “Hoagy” Carmichael managed to destroy one of the attacking jet fighters, making him one of the very few propeller-driven aircraft to score a victory on a jet aircraft during the Korean War.

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