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    F4u Corsair Units of the Korean War (Combat Aircraft) (Paperback) By (author) Warren Thompson, Illustrated by Mark Styling

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    DescriptionThe definitive account of F-4 Corsair Units deployed in the Korean War (1950-1953), this book tells the story of the 26 US Navy Squadrons, most of which were carrier based, and the 6 Marine Corps F-4 squadrons that flew combat missions against the North Koreans. Drawing from a vast repository of personal interviews with F-4 pilots, the author paints a harrowing picture of the deadly combat of this often forgotten air war. Included in this volume is the story of Lt Guy Bordelon, the US Navy's sole ace of the Korean War, who flew an F4U-5N night-fighter against the night raiders sent up by the Korean Air force. Backing up the text is a vast number of previously unpublished private photographs that bring the stories of these pilots to life. Finally the book contains extensive appendices that detail every unit deployment by carrier, air group, Corsair model and tail code. Also included is a detailed list noting every Corsair lost in the war, with tail number, pilot, date of loss and the unit.

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    F4u Corsair Units of the Korean War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Warren Thompson, Illustrated by Mark Styling
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 184 mm
    Height: 248 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 314 g
    ISBN 13: 9781846034114
    ISBN 10: 1846034116

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW3, HBJF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJPG
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPK
    BIC subject category V2: JWG
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 520
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027140
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1950
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027150
    Ingram Theme: CULT/EASIAN
    BIC subject category V2: HBWS1
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJPG, 1FPK
    B&T Approval Code: A44097300
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027020
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000, HIS027110
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: N44096300, A44702537
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 951.904248
    LC classification: DS920.2.U5 T527 2009
    Thema V1.0: JWCM, NHWR, NHWL, NHF, NHWR9
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (some col.)
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    31 March 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Warren Thompson has been an avid military aviation historian and editor for over 40 years and his personal reference collection includes thousands of photos and detailed interviews with over 2,000 pilots and aircrew members. He has had 25 books published including three books on the Korean War for Osprey. His book Korean War Aces in the Aircraft of the Aces series was a bestseller.
    Review quote
    "You would expect to have a lot of 'There I was' stories in the book and you'll find them here. These add a great deal of interest and allow the reader to see what combat was like during the conflict. The images chosen are superb and as color photography was coming into more widespread use, many of the images are in full color. There is also the usual profiles section that we've come to expect in Osprey aviation books. Overall, it is an excellent addition to the series and a book that no Corsair or Korean War enthusiast should miss." -Scott Van Aken, "www.modelingmadness.com "(April 2009)