Ward Hitt Jr. Korean War Scrapbook
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2012.0044
Creators:
Hitt, Ward Jr.
Dates:
bulk 1950-1951
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.23 Cubic feet
1 flat box
Repository:
This collection consists of a scrapbook detailing Ward Hitt's Korean War service

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of a 16 by 11 inch white scrapbook detailing Ward Hitt's Korean War service. The scrapbook contains newspaper articles, military orders, detailed correspondence, and photographs, both snapshots and official photography, showing aircraft (North America F-86 Sabres), base life and Air Force pilots and personnel.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Just one item.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Ward Hitt, Jr. was a North American F-86 Sabre fighter pilot during the Korean War, 1950-1951. Hitt entered Air Force cadet training in 1948 and graduated from Williams Field in February 1949. He received his promotion to first lieutenant after he completed his radar training later in October 1949. Hitt was then stationed at Johnson Air Force Base (AFB), Japan, followed by Kimpo Field, Seoul Korea, where he saw General MacArthur visit. Hitt was on the first jet fighter mission, on December 17, 1950, as a member of the F-86 Sabre-equipped 4th Fighter Interceptor Group which destroyed eight MiG MiG-15 Fagot jets. Hitt was then ordered to Forward Aircraft Controller Duty, and was assigned to the 5th Republic of Korea (ROK) Corps, 36 Regiment February 3 through 26, 1951 in central Korea. Hitt returned to Japan in June of 1951 to attend the Combat Orientation School at Johnson AFB until September 1951. For his service during the Korean War, Hitt received the Air Medal.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged, descirbed and encoded by Patti Williams and Melissa Keiser, 2018 - 2019.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Ellen L. Whitman, Gift, 2012, NASM.2012.0044

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Ward Hitt Jr. Korean War Scrapbook, NASM.2012.0044, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Keywords
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Korean War, 1950-1953 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
North American F-86 Sabre Family Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151
NASMRefDesk@si.edu
http://airandspace.si.edu/research/resources/archives/