F4U Corsair Units Of The Korean War (Osprey Combat Aircraft 78)
The definitive account of F-4 Corsair Units deployed in the Korean War (1950-1953), this book tells the story of the 26 US Navy Squadrons, most of which were carrier based, and the 6 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 ...
Series: Combat Aircraft (Book 78)
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing; 1st edition (March 31, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.2 x 9.7 inches
Amazon Rank: 965168
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“When the North Korea People's Army invaded South Korea on 25 June 1950, the only American military assets were the air squadrons stationed in Japan, Okinawa and the Philipines. The Essex-class carrier USS Valley Forge (CV-45), in a Western Pacific cr...”
ften 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. Backing up the text is a vast number of previously unpublished private photographs that bring the stories of these pilots to life.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. Also included is a detailed list noting every Corsair lost in the war, with tail number, pilot, date of loss and the unit.