1950's -- Lieutenant Colonel James Jabara in a flight suit with his F-86. James Jabara, the world's first jet ace, was born in Muskogee, Okla., October 1923. Jabara was the prototypical fighter pilot, although perhaps not at first glance. Standing 5 feet 5 inches tall, Jabara was nevertheless larger than life. He was determined to enter pilot training, and he did. He was equally determined to become an ace in his F-86 Sabre, and he did.
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