chapter 1.6

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chapter 1.6
2014-02-04 10:16:00
pdg 2014
chapter 1.6
pdg 2014
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  1. By 1950, most U.S. air strength in the Pacific was in Japan. Although the Far East Air Forces claimed more than 400 aircraft in Japan, Guam, Korea, and the Philippines, the numbers were misleading because:
    the force consisted largely of F-80 jets which did not have the range necessary to reach Korea
  2. During the Korean War, the first aerial combat between the United States and North Korea took place on 27 June 1950 over _______.
  3. The first aerial combat between the United States and North Korea took place over Kimpo on 27 June 1950. On 29 June, _______, a B-26 gunner, shot down a North Korean YaK-3, the first such victory recorded during the war.
    Staff Sergeant Nyle S. Mickley
  4. On 15 September 1950, the First Marine Division landed at Inchon, near Seoul, South Korea and the U.S. Eighth Army launched its own offensive from Pusan a day later. What once was a stalled North Korean offensive became a disorganized retreat and less than a third of the 100,000-strong North Korean Army escaped to the north. On 27 September 1950, President Truman authorized U.S. forces to pursue the beaten Army _______.
    north of the 38th parallel
  5. On 9 November 1950, Corporal Harry LaVene of the 91st Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron, serving as gunner, scored the first B-29 victory over a jet by downing a MiG-15. LaVene's victory was the first of ___ MiGs shot down by B-29 gunners during the course of the Korean war.
  6. During the Korean War, this tail gunner, on an Okinawa-based B-29, shot down two MiGs on 12 April 1951, a feat unmatched by any other gunner.
    Sergeant Billie Beach