From engagements between fighters to a B-29 Superfortress bomber ditching in the sea to a C-54 cargo plane being attacked by North Korean fighters, Philip Chinnery’s Combat Over Korea offers a first-rate selection of hair-raising stories by Allied airmen.
We read of the exploits of the 21 Troop Carrier Squadron (The Kyushu Gipsies), which landed on impossibly short airstrips to rescue wounded soldiers. Others tell of their harrowing escapades after being shot down. While a number avoided capture, many were less lucky, and their treatment in captivity was often brutal. Few escaped but 1st Lieutenant Melvin Shadduck did, and he tells his story here.
Combat Over Korea puts you in the cockpit for one high-flying adventure after another.
Hardcover Book : 208 pages
Publisher: Pen & Sword Ltd. ( November 01, 2011 )
Item #: 13-516284
Product Dimensions: 6.25 x 9.25 inches
Product Weight: 18.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)