Courtesy of TJDOZIER1 on his YouTube Channel.
One of the first Air Force Squadron to make videos. This one is about the
arrival of the "new" North American F-86F Sabre jet. This was made by
the 526th FBS (Fighter Bomber Squadron),"The Black Knights". This film
was made at a USAFE base in Germany in 1953.
I was aware this video
existed and eventually found it to post here, because my dad was a
"Geiger Tiger". The "Geiger Tigers" were the 498th FIS (Fighter
Interceptor Squadron) and flew th F-86D model.The F-86 "D" model was know as the Sabredog. The "Tigers" had a motto
to which in part said, "We can beat any man, from any land, at any game
that he can name, for any amount that he can count". So the "Tigers"
were not going to sit by and let lessor squadrons take the limelight.
So the "Tigers" soon produced their own movie, titled, "Oh How They
Flew". That video is also available on my page here on youtube. The
"Tigers" movie became an Air Force hit, achieving almost "cult like"
status. So great was the demand for their film, that the Air Force
hired Hollywood professionals to re-make the movie for mass
distribution within the Air Force. There are probably only 3 or 4
locations in the world that have both of these videos. I am proud to
one of those.
This video is dedicated to Maj. Gen. Jones E. Bolt, CO, 526th Group.
(He is driving the Cushman scooter at the start and end)