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The forgotten few : 77 RAAF Squadron in Korea
The forgotten few : 77 RAAF Squadron in Korea
Hurst, Doug2008
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"In June 1950, No 77 squadron RAAF was in Japan and packing up to go home when North Korea invaded South Korea. Instead of going home to Australia, they found themselves with their mustang fighters in Korea as part of the UN forces opposing the rampaging North Koreans who occupied almost the whole peninsular within 8 weeks of the start of the invasion. The squadron played a major role in halting the invasion and driving the Koreans back almost to the Chinese border. Then the Chinese, equipped with their MIG 21 jet fighters, entered the war. The hopelessly outclassed mustangs were quickly replaced by meteor jet fighters to again play a major role in resisting the invasion forces. The squadron lost over 20 pilots over the course of the war, but succeeded in shooting down a number of MIG fighters and offering ground support to the UN forces. This is an action packed account of the men of that squadron."--Provided by publisher.
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Imprint:
Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2008.
Collation:
xiv, 253 p., [12] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 21 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781741755008
Dewey class:
951.904248951.9042
Language:
English
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