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  • Naval Aviation in the Korean War: Aircraft, Ships, and Men

    The first part of this book covers the role of US aircraft carriers and aircraft in stopping the North Korean initial push to the south and also their role in the famous Inchon Landing and Pusan Perimeter Break out. The last part of the first chapter deals with naval operations during the Marine's Chosin Reservoir march to the sea in December 1950. The book goes on to describe the stabilization of the front lines after the Chinese had entered the war during 1951. At this time, the emphasis for naval air operations was centered on interdiction behind the lines. The focus was on trying to stop road and rail traffic from resupplying the communist troops and allowing them to build up to a major offensive. It also includes the entry of the F2H Banshee into carrier operations which gave the USA four major types of aircraft with which to wage the war. During 1952 most carrier air groups spend their time off the coast of North Korea while hitting targets up along the Yalu River, putting them well within the range of the MiG-15s. Navy F9F Panthers were used as top cover while the Corsairs and Skyraiders went after major targets such as the dam complexes up river and marshaling yards north of Pyongyang. During 1953, naval air operations were stepped up in an effort to get the communists ba...

    • ASIN: 1848844883
    • Brand: Pen Sword Books
    • ASIN: 1848844883
    • Part No: 250 75% colour 25% mono

  • Hell To Pay: A Korean Conflict Novel: A Navy Pilot's Life-changing Adventure

    This updated second edition of a historic fiction about the 1950s Korean Conflict couldn't be more timely. Folded skillfully into this riveting tale the reader will find naval action, history, espionage, government corruption, personal challenge, romance and so much more. It's July 1950, a mere month since the North Korean People’s Army stormed overwhelmingly across the 38th parallel. Captain "Hal" Kirby, U.S. Navy, is a pilot's pilot and happy to be on the leading edge of a war held in balance by Naval air power. North Korea wants South Korea at all costs. Kirby's Air Group on the USS Valley Forge is playing a major role in holding the NKPA at bay until significant military forces can be mobilized. A disgruntled officer's six-year-old promise to get even with Kirby and the Navy for ending his career as a pilot also occupies Kirby's attention. The multifaceted plot also includes Kirby becoming an unknowing victim of government corruption that thrusts him into a political incident with the Soviet Union. Throughout the story, Kirby is faced with many life-changing experiences that impact his professional and personal life.You will not want to put this novel down.

    • ASIN: B0747XGWCT
    • ASIN: B0747XGWCT

  • The United States Navy in the Korean War

    This remarkable collection of works by some of the most authoritative naval historians in the United States draws on many formerly classified sources to shed new light on the U.S. Navy's role in the three-year struggle to preserve the independence of the Republic of Korea. Several of the essays concentrate on fleet operations during the first critical year of the war and later years when United Nations forces fought a "static war." Others focus on the leadership of Admirals Forrest P. Sherman, C. Turner Joy, James H. Doyle, and Arleigh A. Burke and on carrier-based and ground-based naval air operations as well as the contributions of African American Sailors. As a whole, this book documents how the Navy's domination of the seas around Korea enabled Allied forces to project combat power ashore the length and breadth of the Korean peninsula. It also shows how the powerful presence of U.S. and Allied naval forces discouraged China and the Soviet Union from launching other military adventures in the Far East, thus keeping the first "limited war" of the Cold War era confined to Korea. But far from being an aberration unlikely to be replicated, the Korean War proved to be only the first in a long line of twentieth-century and early twenty-first century conflicts involving U.S. naval fo...

    • ASIN: 1591144876
    • ASIN: 1591144876

  • The U.S. Navy and the Korean War Chronology of U.S. Pacific Fleet Operations January-July 1953

    The U.S. Navy and the Korean WarChronology of U.S. Pacific Fleet OperationsJanuary-July 1953

    • ASIN: B00B0MPBDI
    • ASIN: B00B0MPBDI

  • The U.S. Navy and the Korean War Chronology of U.S. Pacific Fleet Operations, June-December 1950

    Korean War: Chronology of U.S. Pacific Fleet Operations, June-December 1950

    • ASIN: B00B0MPBUG
    • ASIN: B00B0MPBUG

  • Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER • For readers of Unbroken comes an unforgettable tale of courage from America’s “forgotten war” in Korea, by the author of A Higher Call. Devotion tells the inspirational story of the U.S. Navy’s most famous aviator duo, Lieutenant Tom Hudner and Ensign Jesse Brown, and the Marines they fought to defend. A white New Englander from the country-club scene, Tom passed up Harvard to fly fighters for his country. An African American sharecropper’s son from Mississippi, Jesse became the navy’s first black carrier pilot, defending a nation that wouldn’t even serve him in a bar. While much of America remained divided by segregation, Jesse and Tom joined forces as wingmen in Fighter Squadron 32. Adam Makos takes us into the cockpit as these bold young aviators cut their teeth at the world’s most dangerous job—landing on the deck of an aircraft carrier—a line of work that Jesse’s young wife, Daisy, struggles to accept. Deployed to the Mediterranean, Tom and Jesse meet the Fleet Marines, boys like PFC “Red” Parkinson, a farm kid from the Catskills. In between war games in the sun, the young men revel on the Riviera, partying with millionaires and even befriending the Hollywood starlet Elizabeth Taylor. Then comes the war no one expected, in ...

    • ASIN: B00JYWVYFK
    • ASIN: B00JYWVYFK

  • Such Men as These: The Story of the Navy Pilots Who Flew the Deadly Skies over Korea

    In 1951, James Michener went to Korea to report on a little-known aspect of America’s stalemated war: Navy aviators. His research-inspired, bestselling novel became perhaps the most widely read book ever written about aerial combat. Using Michener’s notes, author David Sears tracked down the actual pilots to tell their riveting true stories. The result, Such Men As These, brims with action-packed accounts of combat, from the icy, windswept decks of aircraft carriers to the treacherous skies over Korea, while providing unforgettable portraits of the pilots whose skill and sacrifice made epic history. 

    • ASIN: 0306820102
    • Brand: Da Capo Press
    • ASIN: 0306820102
    • Part No: 20 pages of b/w photographs

  • Sailors in the Sky: Memoir of a Navy Aircrewman in the Korean War

    “On previous flight ops, when a launch was delayed, we usually passed the time telling jokes or exchanging the latest scuttlebutt. Tonight was different. Each of us sat silently with our own thoughts. All of us, I’m sure, made impossible promises to God, and I was one of them. My gut was wound so tight, it was hard to breathe, no less talk. For the umpteenth time, I tightened the harness of my chute. I remember praying, ‘Whatever else happens, don't make me bail out of this thing!’” With little to no recognition from the general public, navy enlisted aircrewmen performed heroically in the Korean War. Manning radios and radar, they were indispensable to the success of missions. Aviation Electronics Technician Second Class Jack Sauter was one such aircrewman. Assigned to the USS Midway and the USS Lake Champlain, he flew twenty-one early warning and antisubmarine missions from the backseat of a Douglas Skyraider with Task Force 77 off Korea in support of our troops.From the excitement and thrill of being catapulted from the deck of an aircraft carrier to the tedium of service at sea, the author describes in detail his service in the Korean air war.

    • ASIN: 0803238312
    • Brand: Brand: Bison Books
    • ASIN: 0803238312

  • Patchtown US Navy - Korean War Veteran Hat/Ballcap Adjustable One Size Fits Most (Multiple Colors & Styles) (Navy Blue, Add American Flag)

    • ASIN: B07GBGWVKL
    • Color: Navy Blue
    • Brand: Patchtown
    • ASIN: B07GBGWVKL
    • UPC: 767872669352
    • Part No: 15123-0008BNF