This is the story of the first jet versus jet war, the largest in number of victories and losses, and one of the few military bright spots in the Korean War. It tells how an outnumbered force of F-86 Sabres limited by range and restricted by the rules of engagement, decisively defeated its foe. Based on the latest scholarship, author Kenneth Werrell uses previously untapped sources and interviews with sixty former F-86 pilots to explore new aspects of the subject and shed light on controversies previously neglected. For example, he found much greater violation of the Yalu River than thus far has appeared in the published materials. The F-86 became a legend in qThe Forgotten Warq because of its performance and beauty, but most of all, because of its record in combat.... Air Successes Two incidents dramatically brought together the elements of friendly islands and radio intercepts. At 0900 ... The battle escalated as another flight of Mustangs battled six Yak-9 fighters and downed one. ... The American airmen had prior knowledge of the attack, and Friendly Islands and Rescue Service 107.
|Title||:||The Naval Institute Guide To Combat Fleets Of The World 2005-2006|
|Author||:||Eric Wertheim, Kenneth P. Werrell|
|Publisher||:||Naval Inst Press - 2005-02-01|