Lt. Jacob Kratt, Jr’s REPUBLIC F-84E-25-RE THUNDERJET (#51-0493)
engages a North Korean armored troop column attempting to ford a river
Lt. Kratt was assigned to the 523rd Fighter Escort Squadron and
earned the reputation of being the best MiG killer ﬂying the F-84
While over Sinuiju at the Antung Airﬁeld on 23 January
1951, Kratt would score a double kill over two Chinese-ﬂown
MiG-15’s in less than two minutes.
The 27th Fighter Escort Group would claim four MiGs destroyed,
three probable, and four damaged against no losses during this action.
Lt. Kratt would also down a Yak-3 three days later, this would be
his ﬁnal air-to-air victory during the war.