Combat Over Korea

Philip Chinnery

Date Published :
February 2012
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
16 pages b/w plates
Format Available    QuantityPrice
ISBN : 9781848844773
Pages : 208
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
In stock


Combat Over Korea offers a superb selection of thrilling accounts by Allied airmen of their experiences. These include air combat between fighters, a B29 Superfortress bomber ditching in the sea, C-54 cargo plane being attacked by North Korean fighters.

We read of the exploits of the 21 Troop Carrier Squadron (The Kyushu Gipsies) who flew into impossibly short strips to rescue thousands of wounded soldiers – they received the Presidential Citation for their feat.

Others tell of their hair-raising escapades after being shot down. While a number miraculously avoided capture (often due to the skill of fellow pilots), many were less lucky. Their treatment in captivity was often brutal. Very few escaped but 1st Lieutenant Melvin Shadduck did and he tells his story here, as do others who have remarkable experiences to describe.

While it was not until 1955 that the last POWs were released, the Author concludes that there is every possibility that a number were denied freedom forever.

About The Author

Philip Chinnery is an author and historian.


“A Stunning collection of Allied airmen’s first hand wartime experiences…For its variety of air action and inspiring human courage, this title is unlikely to be bettered and should be on every bookshelf of those with an interest in the Korean air war.”

- Airfix Model World

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