TIL about “Operation Moolah”, which offered large cash rewards to North Korean pilots who defected with an intact MiG-15 jet fighter. However, the only defector who ever met the conditions, No Kum-sok, was unaware of the offer. He was still paid $100,000 ($967,289 in today’s money).

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Moolah

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  1. … That name has to be a joke, like that time someone told a news crew that the flight crew in a plane crash were named Sum Ting Wong, Wi Tu Lo, Ho Lee Fuk, and Bang Ding Ow.

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