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From the Archives: Lockheed F-80 featured in Burbank parade

From the Archives: Lockheed F-80 featured in Burbank parade
May 22, 1954: Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star jet rides a truck in the City of Burbank's 67th birthday parade on San Fernando Road. (Larry Sharkey / Los Angeles Times)

When the city of Burbank celebrated its 67th birthday in 1954, a Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star jet rode in the parade.

Developed at the end of World War II, the F-80 was American’s first jet fighter. It saw extensive use in the Korean War. During the Korean War, the F-86 replaced the F-80 in its air superiority role.

But, as reported along with this Lockheed parade float, the F-80 was "1st to down a Mig-15 in Korea and 1st in total missions in Korea."

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