F4u Corsair Units Of The Korean War by Warren ThompsonF4u Corsair Units Of The Korean War by Warren Thompson

F4u Corsair Units Of The Korean War

byWarren ThompsonIllustratorMark Styling

Paperback | March 31, 2009

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The definitive account of F-4 Corsair Units deployed in the Korean War (1950-1953), this book tells the story of the 26 US Navy Squadrons, most of which were carrier based, and the 6 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. Backing up the text is a vast number of previously unpublished private photographs that bring the stories of these pilots to life.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. Also included is a detailed list noting every Corsair lost in the war, with tail number, pilot, date of loss and the unit.

Warren Thompson has been an avid military aviation historian and editor for over 40 years and his personal reference collection includes thousands of photos and detailed interviews with over 2,000 pilots and aircrew members. He has had 25 books published including three books on the Korean War for Osprey. His book Korean War Aces in th...
Title:F4u Corsair Units Of The Korean WarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.73 × 7.28 × 0.17 inPublished:March 31, 2009Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1846034116

ISBN - 13:9781846034114

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER ONE Stemming the Communist Tide (July 1950-December 1950)/CHAPTER TWO Enter the Chinese/Interdiction Missions (January-December 1951)/CHAPTER THREE Close Air Support-Protecting the Troops/CHAPTER FOUR Interdicting the Roads and Railways in North Korea/CHAPTER FIVE Memorable Mission Accounts of the Pilots/CHAPTER SIX Navy and Marine Corsair Missions Statistics/APPENDICES All units involved in the war Combat losses Plates commentaries

Editorial Reviews

"You would expect to have a lot of 'There I was' stories in the book and you'll find them here. These add a great deal of interest and allow the reader to see what combat was like during the conflict. The images chosen are superb and as color photography was coming into more widespread use, many of the images are in full color. There is also the usual profiles section that we've come to expect in Osprey aviation books. Overall, it is an excellent addition to the series and a book that no Corsair or Korean War enthusiast should miss." -Scott Van Aken, www.modelingmadness.com (April 2009)