Down on the Deck
Ace Robinson Risner
Major Robinson Risner from the 336 FIS flying an F-86E was
escorting some fighter-bombers near Sinuiju, Korea. Risner's
flight met 4 MiG-15's head on. Combat ensued and MiG's started
to run. Risner fired a short burst at the tail-end Charlie. Risner's
ammo hit the MiG's canopy and it shattered away. The MiG and
Risner descended to ground level, right on the deck. The MiG
threw out his speed brakes. Now they were wing tip to wing tip.
Risner looked right at the pilot as they flashed over the river bed.
Risner's wingman yelled "hit him," "get him." The MiG pilot looked
over at Risner and shook his fist, his oxygen mask was torn off
when the canopy was shot away. The MiG pilot led Risner right
onto the Tak Tung Kau airfield 35 miles inside China and was
hoping that Risner would be shot down at the air field. Risner
got the damaged MiG and it disintegrated everywhere as it hit
the ground at the air field. This was Risner's 7th victory.
Major Risner ended his tour in Korea with 8 victories.
300 S&N limited edition fine art prints, signed by
F-86 Ace Robbie Risner and Roy Grinnell
in acid free sleeve $95
DOWN ON THE DECK by ROY GFRINNELL (MIG
Major Robbie Risner:F-86 Sabre)@vbader.com