Not many South Africans are aware that South Africa took part in the Korean War, well here is a rare original colour photograph of a North American F-51D Mustang fighters of No. 2 Squadron of the South African Air Force in Korea. Here they are seen conducting run-ups during the Korean War in 1951. This F-51 Mustang No. 346 crashed on 29/11/1951 tragically killing the pilot Capt Janse van Rensburg.
This rare photo courtesy and thanks to Ian Pretorius from his Dad’s collection, then Lt M S (Mike) Pretorius.
My dad was part of the flying Cheeta’s in the Korean War, nog as a pilot. He has passed, but I have some lovely photos that I would like to share as I have just read here that photos are scarce. Who can I give them to?
Hi Sue, apologies for the late reply, this landed in an odd inbox, I’d love to see them please email to email@example.com
My farther took part in the Koream war 1950 to 1953. He retired from the South Afrian air force in 1970
Captain Amo Janse van Rensburg referred to in the article was my great uncle on my mother’s side.
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