49th Fighter Bomber Group At the war's outset, 49th Fighter Bomber Group F-51 Mustang pilots covered the air evacuation of civilians from South Korea. After that, the 49th Fighter Bomber Group concentrated on attacking the advancing North Korean army. In the fall of 1950, the 49th Fighter Bomber Group converted to F-80Cs, and continued to fly their missions against enemy ground forces. Click here to return to the Interdiction Overview. Find Out More Related Fact Sheets North American P-51D Mustang Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star Note: The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the National Museum of the USAF, the U.S. Air Force, or the Department of Defense, of the external website, or the information, products or services contained therein.