1952 ...'ground support'

... during the Korean War using aircraft to provide 'close air-support' for fighting forces on the ground was further developed. Of course the gung-ho guys at 'Mechanix Illustrated' thought up some helpful, and weird, suggestions.

1949 ... prone pilot

... putting the pilot in a prone position was thought to be a way to help get through the high gravity forces of jet maneuvers. Instead 'g-suits' were developed; garments that tightened and kept blood from draining away from the upper body. It was also really hard to fly in this wacky position!