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Thyng, Harrison R. (Harrison Reed), 1918-1983



  • Existence: 1918-1983

Brigadier General Harrison Reed Thyng (April 12, 1918 – September 24, 1983) was a fighter pilot and a general in the United States Air Force (USAF). He is notable as one of only six USAF fighter pilots to be recognized as an ace in two wars. On retiring from the military, Thyng became a New Hampshire candidate to the United States Senate.

American Fighter Ace WWII - Korea Unit: commander of 4th Fighter-Interceptor Wing Theater: Korea Victory Credits: 10 confirmed and 3 probables and 7 damaged (5 in WWII) Awards: Silver Star with 2 OLCs and Legion of Merit and DFC with 2 OLCs and Purple Heart and Air Medal with 27 OLCs and Air Force Commendation Medal

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American Fighter Aces Association Oral Interviews

Identifier: 2002-02-13-OralHist
Abstract Collection of approximately one hundred twenty (120) oral histories of Fighter Aces and several non-aces, including relatives of aces, other military pilots, and military historians.

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