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F4U Corsair Units of the Korean War

Author : Warren Thompson
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This book tells the story of the 26 US Navy Squadrons, most of which were carrier based, and the six Marine Corps F-4 squadrons that flew combat missions against the North Koreans. Drawing from a vast repository of personal interviews with F-4 pilots, the author paints a harrowing picture of the deadly combat of this often forgotten air war. Included in this volume is the story of Lt Guy Bordelon, the US Navy's sole ace of the Korean War, who flew an F4U-5N night-fighter against the night raiders sent up by the Korean Air Force. Supporting the text is a vast number of previously unpublished private photographs that bring the stories of these pilots to life. Finally the book contains extensive appendices that detail every unit deployment by carrier, air group, Corsair model and tail code, as well as detailed lists noting every Corsair lost in the war.

Coalition Air Warfare in the Korean War 1950 1953

Author : Air Force Historical Foundation. Symposium
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In commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Korean War, the official history offices of the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force and their respective historical associations collaborated to sponsor as comprehensive a symposium as possible, including as participants some of the coalition partners who contributed forces and weapons to the war. The intent of this symposium, titled Coalition Air Warfare during the Korean War, 1950 -1953, was to focus not only on the contributions made by the armed forces of the United States, but also on those of America's allies. The diverse group of panelists and speakers included not only scholars with subject matter expertise, but also veteran soldiers, sailors, and airmen who had served in that conflict. It was hoped that the melding of these diverse perspectives would provide interesting, if sometimes conflicting, views about the Korean War. The symposium organizers designated an agenda of six specific panels for investigation, including Planning and Operations; Air Superiority, Air Support of Ground Forces; Air Interdiction and Bombardment, Air Reconnaissance and Intelligence, and Logistical Support of Air Operations. Each session began with commentary by the panel chairman, which was followed by formal papers, and in some instances included a lively question and answer session. The papers and most of the proceedings found their way into print and are recorded here in an effort to permanently capture the activities, challenges, contributions, and heroics of the coalition air forces and the airmen who fought during the Korean conflict.

Corsairs to Panthers

Author : John P. Condon
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This book was donated as a part of the David H. Hugel Collection, an archival collection of the Special Collections & Archives, University of Baltimore.

United States Army in the Korean War Truce Tent and Fighting Front 2005

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Vought F4U Corsair

Author : Barrett Tillman
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Concentrating on the Vought F-4 U Corsair, this is one of a series which provides a layman's technical analysis and review of some of the world's most exciting combat aircraft. Special emphasis is placed on the unique performance aspects of each aircraft.

The Reserve Marine

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Air Pictorial

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F9F Panther Units of the Korean War

Author : Warren Thompson
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In 1948 the USAF, Marine Corps and US Navy were concentrating on converting over to an all-jet force. When the Korean War started in June 1950, the USAF had built up a sizable jet force in the Far East, while the US Navy was in the early stages of getting F9F Panthers operational as replacements for its piston-engined F8F Bearcats. At about this time, the Marine Corps had also begun using the Panthers in limited numbers. Operating from aircraft carriers off the Korean coast, F9Fs helped stop the North Korean invasion within two weeks of the communists crossing the 38th Parallel. The Panthers, escorting carrier-based AD Skyraiders and F4U Corsairs, penetrated as far north as Pyongyang, where they bombed and strafed targets that the North Koreans thought were out of range. The Panthers also took the battle all the way to the Yalu River, long before the MiG-15s became a threat. The F9F's basic tasking was aerial supremacy and combat air patrols, but they also excelled in bombing and strafing attacks.

Flypast

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U S Marines in the Korean War

Author : Charles Richard Smith
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Compiled by the History and Museums Division during the 50th Anniversary commemoration of the Korean Conflict, 1950-1953. Focuses on the Marines who fought and died.

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
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AAHS Journal

Author : American Aviation Historical Society
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The A to Z of the Korean War

Author : Paul M. Edwards
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This A to Z guide is prepared with both the student and interested lay reader in mind. Its purpose is to provide an overview of the Korean War through a timeline of events; an introduction that explains the place, its history, and the phases, costs, and consequences of the war; dictionary entries that summarize the significance of the persons, places, organizations, military operations, battles, weaponry, and other elements of the war; and a bibliography of accessible resources for further research. Photographs from the author's collection of live scenes from the war are also included.

The Korean Air War

Author : Robert F. Dorr
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A stunning pictorial record from the personal photo archives of Korean War veterans. A detailed account of Allied air operations features dramatic, real-life combat stories that took place during the 1950 to 1953 war.

U S Air Power

Author : Bill Yenne
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South to the Naktong North to the Yalu

Author : Roy Edgar Appleman
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An account of the first five months of the Korean War, describing the withdrawal to the Pusan perimeter, MacArthur's landing at Inch'oÌn and drive northward that crushed the North Koreans, and the stiffening of enemy resistance as the United Nations forces neared the Manchurian border.

ABOVE BEYOND

Author : TILLMAN BARRETT
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Drawing on personal interviews with surviving recipients, provides the behind-the-scenes story of the more than one hundred American aviators from all military services who have received medals for the their service.

World Military Aircraft Since 1945

Author : Robert Jackson
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The Korean war

Author : Bud Hannings
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This reference work is the definitive chronology of the Korean War. It covers in-depth the day-by-day events, major and minor, of all combatants, including the United States, Great Britain, South Korea and other U.N. allies; North Korea; China; and the Soviet Union. Truly comprehensive, it details the war in the air, at sea and on land, with the actions of participating units, commanders and civilian leaders. Sixteen appendices provide significant statistics and supplemental information, including Medal of Honor recipients, U.S. naval vessels, units and commanders of each American military branch, carrier deployments, casualty figures and aces. There are 464 photographs accompanying the text.

Air War Over Korea

Author : Robert Jackson
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