F4u Corsair Units of the Korean War

F4u Corsair Units of the Korean War

Paperback Combat Aircraft

By (author) Warren Thompson, Illustrated by Mark Styling

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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 180mm x 244mm x 8mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 31 March 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Osprey
  • ISBN 10: 1846034116
  • ISBN 13: 9781846034114
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (some col.)
  • Sales rank: 301,177

Product description

This book tells the story of the 26 US Navy squadrons, most of which were carrier based, and the six Marine Corps F-4 squadrons that flew combat missions against the North Koreans. Drawing on personal interviews with F-4 pilots, the author paints a harrowing picture of the deadly combat of this often forgotten air war.

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Author information

Warren Thompsonhas 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)