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December 2006, vol 2 no 4

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Zane Parks


Dad was a navy pilot. During the Korean War, he served on an aircraft carrier. He did aerial reconnaissance. The planes for that had little or no armament. Fighters accompanied them for protection. Another pilot was sick and Dad's best friend volunteered for the mission. When MIGs appeared he was intent on completing the assignment. One last photograph.

winter coming
close up a gap

Originally published in Frogpond XXIX:1 (Winter 2006)