Nose of Meteor jet fighter

Meteor

This Gloster Meteor Mk 8 Jet Fighter arrived in Iwakuni, Japan, in March 1951 and in July 1951 was assigned to 77 Squadron (Sqn) RAAF in Korea. It was attached to 77 Sqn in Korea from July 1951 to August 1953. During this time it flew a total of 485 operational missions and recorded an operational flying time of 484 hours.

The nose of a Meteor jet fighter used in the Korean war was the first large object to take its place in the new galleries.

The Gloster Meteor Mk 8 Jet Fighter was attached to 77 Squadron RAAF in Korea from July 1951 to August 1953. During this time it flew a total of 485 operational missions.

On 3 November 1951, while piloted by Sergeant M E Colebrook DFM USAM, it was credited with damaging a MiG in combat.

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