Thursday, May 5, 2011
Ran across this story today which kind of surprised me. I knew that RAF (and RCAF) pilots flew Sabres in Korea, but I had no idea that any Commonwealth pilots seconded to the USAF flew ground attack ops. The gentleman in question was shot down flying a F-84E with the 9FBS 49FBG of the USAF. (Of course the Royal Navy pilots, SAAF, and RAAF pilots flew attack ops, but that was in their own aircraft.) I find it interesting that all these years later the stories of the RCAF and RAF pilots flying with the USAF in Korea are still relatively unknown. Too bad there hasn't been much written on the topic.