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Old 19th November 2021, 21:09
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Jaroslav Novak

Good evening Gentlemen,

Jaroslav Novak shot down 6 balloons in 1956 (!).
Were the balloons manned or unmanned ?

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Re: Jaroslav Novak

The balloons were unmanned spy balloons:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Genetrix

One of the links in the Wikipedia article:

https://www.damninteresting.com/faxe...-the-far-side/
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Re: Jaroslav Novak

Dear RSwank,

thanks for your helpful post.
I exclude him from the list of possible MiG-17 aces.

Have a good Tuesday,

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