Air War Korea 1950-1953 - Robert JacksonAirlife, 1998, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with an untidy nick to the head of the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Leans. Text complete, clean and tight.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps; Tables;
From the cover: “When eight divisions of North Korean troops slammed through the 38th Parallel on June 25, 1950, it heralded a battle for air superiority of unprecedented dimensions and unleashed a new age of aviation fighting technology. The first generation of fighting jets from the Soviet Union battled with America’s finest. Sabres and Migs fought their war high in the Asian sky while the older piston-powered warbirds with roots in WW2 battled it out around the contours of the hills below. Above all, the Air War over Korea is a story of men and courage — of World War II veterans, many of them already aces, volunteering for combat duty in the cockpit of a jet and proving their worth day after day in the stratosphere against the cream of Russia’s fighter planes. It is the story of the men who flew the United Nations’ ‘workhorses’ — the Thunderjets, Shooting Stars, Panthers, Corsairs and Skyraiders that turned North Korea into an economic desert, the B-29 crews who sacrificed themselves in MiG Alley during the first year of the war, and of the Meteor pilots of No 77 Squadron RAAF, whose first encounters with the MiG-15 proved disastrous. Robert Jackson captures the story of cold ruthless skill that turned thirty-year-old fighter aces from the piston era into jet aces of the new age.”