Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Stratos

Korean Air War books please?

Recommended Posts

Hello!

 

Can someone recommend a couple of books about Korean Air War? Will be cool a general overview not a hardly centered on the USAF Sabres

Thank's!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I read Crimson Sky- The Air Battle for Korea at the local base library, very interesting. It dealt with many other types of aircraft besides Sabres and also had some figures contradicting the very high kill ratios that we claimed. The true Sabre kill ratio may have been as little as 2 or 3:1. Check it out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hello!

 

Can someone recommend a couple of books about Korean Air War? Will be cool a general overview not a hardly centered on the USAF Sabres

Thank's!

A couple of out of print books by Robert Dorr and Warren Thompson: Korea : the air war, and Korea the air war (2) are good for starts. They're very pictoral, but give a good overview of all the "birds" in that war, not just sabres.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The United States Air Force in Korea, by Robert Futrell is the most comprehensive work that I'm aware of - but not a light read (over 800 pages).

 

If you're looking for something a little lighter - which touches on Korea but is not necessarily restricted to Korean war experiences - there's always Robert Dorr's Air Combat: An Oral History of Fighter Pilots.

 

As was alluded to previously, there are a lot of books out there that deal exclusively with the Sabres.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue..