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1st Lt. James Pragar
1st Lt. James Pragar in the cockpit of a C-47 used to drop agents and leaflets. The underside of the aircraft was painted black to make it harder to see from the ground at night. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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1st Lt. James Pragar, a C-47 pilot, flew special operation missions in Korea in Baker Flight, 6153rd Air Base Squadron (later designated the 6167th Operations Squadron) from July 1951-February 1952. His flights included agent drops, leaflet drops, loudspeaker missions, agent radio relays and partisan aerial resupply. Like many special operation C-47 pilots, Pragar flew special operations missions at night, and VIP flights for generals and political leaders during the day.

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