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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

  • The War Diaries of Virgil Collum: Three Years on a Destroyer in the Korean War

    The War Diaries of Virgil Collum is a detailed account of his time onboard the USS Ulvert M. Moore (DE-442) during the Korean War. With entries from 1951 to the end of 1953, Virgil speaks of the ships the Moore fought alongside; actions against North Korean positions; and the rare trips to the mainland. Included, of course, are the joys of liberty and the problems sailors of every time have faced. Virgil's diaries have been transcribed and published so people might have an accurate telling of how the Korean War looked to an American sailor.

    • ASIN: 1973412926
    • ASIN: 1973412926

  • The Untold Experiences of a Navy Corpsman: A US Navy Hospital Corpsman with a US Marine Corps Reconnaissance Patrol Team in the 1950's on Covert Korea

    The Untold Experiences of a Navy Corpsman: A US Navy Hospital Corpsman with a US Marine Corps Reconnaissance Patrol Team in the 1950's on covert Korean missions.By:C. Gilbert Lowery

    • ASIN: 1456731637
    • ASIN: 1456731637

  • U.S. Navy Korean Veteran Ballcap

    U.S. Navy Korean Veteran Ballcap. Made in USA, very nice embroidery.

    • ASIN: B001FAX0WE
    • Color: Black
    • Brand: HMC
    • ASIN: B001FAX0WE

  • The Forgotten War Begins: A Novel of the Sea War in Korea

    The Forgotten War Begins -- A Novel of the Sea War in Korea Nonstop action set in the actual events of the times! It is 1950. World War II is over, the nation is at peace and the US armed forces are drastically cut back in size. The new, bomber-centered, nuclear-armed Air Force is now king and the Army, and especially Navy forces, are cut to the bone. Unexpectedly, 100,000 North Korean troops cross the border into South Korea driving the lightly equipped South Korean Army down the peninsula. President Truman, with United Nations backing, pledges to help South Korea and directs the US Navy to blockade the Korean coast and to patrol the Formosa Straits to prevent the Red Chinese Army from invading Formosa. A single aircraft carrier, a couple of cruisers and a handful of destroyers is all that is left of the once mighty 7th Fleet. This skeleton force is ordered into the breach to carry out the President's mandate. In USS Percival steaming north from Hong Kong on the first day of the war, Lt. j.g. David “Hutch” Hutcheson wonders whether the few, undermanned, under-supplied US ships can meet the challenge. Percival forms up with the rest of the 7th fleet in a show of force in the Formosa Straits on their way to Buckner Bay in Okinawa. During the transit, Percival escorts the aircr...

    • ASIN: 149933009X
    • ASIN: 149933009X
    • Part No: black & white illustrations

  • 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

  • Holding the Line: The Naval Air Campaign In Korea

    Naval and air power was crucial to the United Nations' success in the Korean War, as it sought to negate the overwhelming Chinese advantage in manpower. In what became known as the 'long hard slog', naval aviators sought to slow and cut off communist forces and support troops on the ground. USS Leyte (CV-32) operated off Korea in the Sea of Japan for a record 93 continuous days to support the Marines in their epic retreat out of North Korea, and was crucial in the battles of the spring and summer of 1951 in which the UN forces again battled to the 38th Parallel. All of this was accomplished with a force that was in the midst of change, as jet aircraft altered the entire nature of naval aviation. Holding the Line chronicles the carrier war in Korea from the first day of the war to the last, focusing on front-line combat, while also describing the technical development of aircraft and shipboard operations, and how these all affected the broader strategic situation on the Korean Peninsula.

    • ASIN: 1472831721
    • ASIN: 1472831721
    • Part No: OSPGM729

  • 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 for...

    • ASIN: B00ER8024A
    • ASIN: B00ER8024A

  • Battleships of the United States Navy (Images of War)

    From 1895 to 1944 the US Navy commissioned some 60 steel-clad battleships; the first being Indiana (BB-1) and the last USS Missouri (BB-63). After an impressive showing in the Spanish-American War and the ‘Great White Fleet’s’ circumnavigation of the world, US battleships played only a minor role in the First World War. They came into their own in WW2 primarily bombarding enemy held coastal regions and supporting Allied operations in Europe and the Pacific. Their firepower was awesome and the later examples had nine 16-inch and up to twenty 5-inch guns plus copious antiaircraft defenses.On the few occasions these mighty ships took on Japanese counterparts, they performed brilliantly but protection of the increasingly important aircraft couriers was more decisive. Armor plate nearly a foot and a half thick saved many from fatal attack from suicidal kamikaze pilots.Post WW2 the battleships were relegated to war reserve status but later their value projecting American military power worldwide and their conversion to platforms for cruise missile saw their rebirth. The last US battleship retired in 1992 having served in the Korean and Vietnam War, the Middle East and finally Desert Storm.This fine book gives the expert and layman a privileged overview of one of the greatest weap...

    • ASIN: 1783030356
    • Brand: imusti
    • ASIN: 1783030356
    • Part No: 250 Colour & B & W images