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Korean War

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North Korea's invasion of South Korea in 1950 was the start of a three-year-long war that saw the North, backed by Russia and China, battling American and United Nations forces in the skies over the 38th Parallel. This is the story of those brave airmen, told through a series of remarkable interviews and historical analysis.

Features include:

Helicopter Angels

The Korean War saw useable helicopters enter the battlefield for the first time The Superfortress Arrives When it came to heavy bombing against North Korean targets, the World War Two-era B-29 was the best the USAF could muster Corsairs and Night Fighting Tigercats. The US Marine Corps carrier-borne fleet of fighter and attack aircraft joined the fray in August 1950 and were immediately put into action.

Meteor Bail Out

After being shot down by a MiG-15, RAAF Gloster Meteor pilot Warrant Officer Ron Guthrie s war would be long and painful. He tells his arduous story.

The Bridges at Toko-Ri

The famous film The Bridges at Toko-Ri was based on an actual raid conducted by US Navy aircraft during the Korean War. Capt Paul N Gray, who planned and led it in December 1951, tells the real story.

Ocean & Glory

The Fleet Air Arm's Hawker Sea Fury and Fairey Firefly fleets saw extensive service in Korea. They achieved notable successes and suffered tragic losses alike Brits over MiG Alley Towards the end of the war a small cadre of RAF pilots began flying Sabres with the USAF - this is their story.

Counting the Cost

The Korean War turned out to be much longer and far bloodier than anyone anticipated. In addition to those lost or injured, large numbers of POWs disappeared , presumed to have been shipped to the USSR. We investigate the story of those who didn't come home.