F4U Corsair Units of the Korean War

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Description

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 Supporting the text is a vast number of previously unpublished private photographs that bring the stories of these pilots to life.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.

Product details

Published Nov 20 2012
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781782006800
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 30 b/w; 82 col
Series Combat Aircraft
Short code COM 78
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Warren Thompson

Warren Thompson has been an avid military aviati…

Illustrator

Mark Styling

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