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"Out of Fuel, 4 Truax Jets Crash" Wisconsin State Journal, Feb. 1, 1953
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"Clouds Hamper Search for Fliers; Two Truax Men Still Missing" The Capital Times, Feb. 2, 1953
The Sabrejet, first manufactured in 1947, became the country's first single-seat, swept-wing jet fighter.
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What was the purpose of having Air Force jets based in Madison?
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