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Flying Cheetahs in Korea  1874800154


Flying Cheetahs in Korea (Ashanti Publishing 1874800154)

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Category:Aviation Books
Subcategory:Africa
ISBN/Box:1874800154
Series:South Africans at War 3
Publisher/Brand:Ashanti Publishing
Author:Peter Bagshawe, Dermot Moore
Format:a5
No. Pages:272
Version:hb
Language:English
Availability:only 1 remaining

This product was added to our database on Wednesday 26 December 2018.


Category Aviation Books, Subcategory Africa, ISBN/Box 1874800154, Series South Africans at War 3, Publisher/Brand Ashanti Publishing, Author Peter Bagshawe, Dermot Moore, Format a5, No. Pages 272, Version hb, Language English

In this long since out of print book a detailed explanation of how and why the Korean War started is given - also of how the SA Government decided to send 2 Squadron SAAF as part of the UN Force destined for Korea

Hardships endured during the Korean winter, dangers of flying Close Air Support (CAS) sorties in support of ground units and serving with USAF units is highly detailed. It gives the reader a real aspect of what had to be endured to free South Korea from the belligrent North Korean and Chinese forces. At the end of the book is a very interesting addendum - stories written by SAAF Korean veterans which gives this book a high degree of realism and authenticity. Probaly one of the most amazing episodes in 2 Squadron history is told in the rescue of Vernon Kruger by Major Jan Blaauw. Blaauw was awarded the Silver Star for his bravery, crashing his Mustang near the shot-down Kruger after covering Kruger from enemy ground unitsHardships endured during the Korean winter, dangers of flying Close Air Support (CAS) sorties in support of ground units and serving with USAF units is highly detailed. It gives the reader a real aspect of what had to be endured to free South Korea from the belligrent North Korean and Chinese forces. At the end of the book is a very interesting addendum - stories written by SAAF Korean veterans which gives this book a high degree of realism and authenticity. Probaly one of the most amazing episodes in 2 Squadron history is told in the rescue of Vernon Kruger by Major Jan Blaauw. Blaauw was awarded the Silver Star for his bravery, crashing his Mustang near the shot-down Kruger after covering Kruger from enemy ground units

May the 32 Cheetah pilots KIA never be forgotten!

 



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