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KOREAN COMBAT, Yeoman in Jet-age Warfare.

Robert Jackson.

ISBN 10: 0213168545 / ISBN 13: 9780213168544
Published by Arthur Barker., London, 1983
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: KOREAN COMBAT, Yeoman in Jet-age Warfare.

Publisher: Arthur Barker., London

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st.

Book Type: Hardback

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In June 1950, communist North Korea had waged war with the Republic of Southern Korea...

Two months prior, the vast and brutal armies of Red China had demonstrated their North Korean alliance when they stormed the United Nations divisions in Manchuria. By the time North Korean forces crossed the border known as the 38th Parallel into South Korea, the UN was preparing for a full-scale war.

In the meantime, Russian and Chinese pilots – allies in North Korea – began ruthlessly swarming the skies in an attempt to secure a North Korean victory.

The UN knew this was a war that could only be won in the air as ground forces were dangerously outnumbered and UN directives restricted advance in favour of defence. Except assumptions of UN air superiority were shattered when the North Korean Air Force unveiled a new weapon, the MiG-15 – newly engineered aircraft jets from Soviet Russia. The jets annihilated the previously superior American B-29 Superfortress which had been successful in Japan.

The battle that followed was on a smaller scale than the one which preceded it, but the pilots, many of them already suffering from nervous exhaustion, soon realised that it was an air operation of intense ferocity.

This is their forgotten story, a story of comradeship, of victory and of loss and of a new, terrifying type of military warfare.

Korean Combat is the thrilling ninth book in the immensely popular Yeoman series.

Robert Jackson was born in 1941 in the North Yorkshire village of Melsonby and was educated at Richmond Grammar School, one of the oldest in England. He served as an officer in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, reaching the rank of Squadron Leader. He speaks several languages, including French, German and Russian. He has written some 80 books on military, aviation and naval topics.

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