Red Devils over the Yalu: A Chronicle of Soviet Aerial Operations in the Korean War 1950-53

Red Devils over the Yalu: A Chronicle of Soviet Aerial Operations in the Korean War 1950-53


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ISBN-13: 9781909384415
Publisher: Helion and Company
Publication date: 03/19/2014
Series: Helion Studies in Military History Series , #26
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 600
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations vii

List of tables xi

List of abbreviations xii

Editor s note xiv

Translator's note xvii

Introduction and acknowledgements xviii

1 The beginning of the war in the skies of Korea 21

The start of the war in the skies of Korea 23

The USAP reigns supreme in the skies of Korea 28

An unequal contest 31

The preparations of the Soviet Air Force for combat operations in Korea 35

Soviet pilots enter the fighting 45

Then alone in battle 64

A temporary lull 77

2 The Superfortresses throw in their cards before the Guards 90

The "Kozhedub Boys" enter the fighting 102

Black Thursday 108

The creation of the Unified Air Army 126

The failure of Operation "Lasso" 129

3 The 64th IAK gathers strength 136

The beginning of Operation Strangle 143

The hot autumn of 1951 180

4 Black October - the Superfortresses recede into the shadows 202

Struggle in the Anju area 235

The Debacle of Australia's No. 77 Squadron; First Combats with the New F-86s 271

5 The results of the aerial conflict in 1951 297

6 The final combats of the "parade" divisions 304

7 The Soviet High Command's mistake 331

The new shift acquires combat experience 340

8 Another hot summer 380

The 64th IAK is reinforced 380

A fatal day for the 190th IAD 389

The new shift enters the fighting 395

9 The fighting intensifies 409

Another black day for the Fifth Air Force 409

The "sailors" enter the fighting: the first victories of the maritime pilots 420

Wingtip to wingtip: the tenacious autumn battles 435

10 The third winter of the war 454

A new year - new battles, old equipment 464

11 Spring 1953 - new Sabres enter the fighting 487

Changes in the 64th IAK's order of battle 487

"We'll shoot rarely - but accurately" 499

12 The Soviet pilots take the back seat 512

May 1953 512

A hard June, or a test of resolve 522

July 1953: the guns of war fall silent 538

13 Outcomes of the air war 557

Epilogue 565

Appendices 567

I Non-combat Pilot Losses of the 64th IAK 567

II Pilots of the 64th IAK Killed in Action 568

Index 571

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