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By Jacob Neufeld, Jr. George M. Watson, Air Force Historical Foundation (U.S.), Air Force History and Museums Program (U.S.)

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Edited by way of Jacob Nuefeld and George M., Watson Jr. includes papers from a symposium in commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Korean battle. specializes in contributions made via the military of the USA and its allies to the air conflict through the Korean War.

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I will remain at a more general level in this presentation, attempting to set the stage for those subjects by looking at the different circumstances and capabilities, of the conditions at that time, and of what had changed forty years later. ) coalition. The Korean War was the first to be so conducted; the Gulf War was the second, and so far the latest. N. coalitions in both wars, formed as much to display broad international political support as for the combined military power they produced, operated under the overall leadership of the United States.

One of my primary sources, The United States Air Force in Korea, by Robert F. Futrell, lists seventy-nine different friendly and enemy aircraft in the index. S. Marines alone flew some fifteen different types of aircraft in Korea. Needless to say, I have neither the time nor the inclination to discuss all of these different types of aircraft. The criteria I used for choosing an aircraft for discussion were its importance to the war effort, interesting anecdotes, and the availability of research information.

My topic is how experiences in that later war might help in our Korean War perspective. The forty years that separated these wars represent a significant segment of air power history, and, not surprisingly, vast differences emerge when comparing their conduct. Subsequent panels will look at each aspect of air power in the Korean War, close air support, strategic bombing, reconnaissance, and so forth. I will remain at a more general level in this presentation, attempting to set the stage for those subjects by looking at the different circumstances and capabilities, of the conditions at that time, and of what had changed forty years later.

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