MiG Alley

MiG Alley

The US Air Force in Korea, 1950–53

General Aviation
  • Author: Thomas McKelvey Cleaver
  • Short code: GNA
  • Publication Date: 28 Nov 2019
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Following the end of the Korean War, the prevailing myth in the West was that of the absolute supremacy of US Air Force pilots and aircraft over their Soviet-supplied opponents. The claims of the 10:1 victory-loss ratio achieved by the US Air Force fighter pilots flying the North American F-86 Sabre against their communist adversaries, among other such fabrications, went unchallenged until the end of the Cold War, when Soviet records of the conflict were finally opened.

Packed with first-hand accounts and covering the full range of US Air Force activities over Korea, MiG Alley brings the war vividly to life and the record is finally set straight on a number of popular fabrications. Thomas McKelvey Cleaver expertly threads together US and Russian sources to reveal the complete story of this bitter struggle in the Eastern skies.

Biographical Note

Thomas McKelvey Cleaver has been a published writer for the past 40 years, with a lifelong interest in the Korean War, and this work is the product of 25 years of research. He is the author of Aces of the 78th Fighter Group and F4F and F6F Aces of VF-2, as well as Fabled Fifteen: The Pacific War Saga of Carrier Air Group 15 and The Bridgebusters: The True Story of the Catch-22 Bomb Group. He is also a regular contributor to Flight Journal magazine. During his 30 years as a screenwriter in Hollywood, he wrote the cult classic The Terror Within and worked as a supervising producer on a number of TV and cable series. He served in the US Navy in Vietnam and currently lives in Encino, California.

Contents

Introduction
Chapter One: A Sunday Surprise
Chapter Two: A Fighting Retreat
Chapter Three: A New Enemy
Chapter Four: The Other Side
Chapter Five: Messerschmitt Vs. Focke-Wulf Over The Yalu
Chapter Six: Year Of The Honcho
Chapter Seven: Black Thursday
Chapter Eight: The Hydro-Electric Campaign
Chapter Nine: Invaders
Chapter Ten: Fighter-Bombers
Chapter Eleven: The Nuclear Threat
Chapter Twelve: Final Battles
Conclusions


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