The B29 bomber force was re-activated for heavy bomber missions in Korea from 1950 onwards. Initial missions were very successful with major damage inflicted on North Korean industry. The advent of Russian supplied Mig 15 fighter aircraft caused daylight sorties to be abandoned after the loss of 28 B29s. Future B29 ops were restricted to night missions often supported by Corsair night fighters from VMF-513(N) based in Pusan.
In this image part of the B29 force is seen in the last of the daylight en-route to the north in Korea with a section of ‘black’ Corsairs in attendance.
May 21st, 2013
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