New Zealand fighter pilots in Korea



This is the story of two New Zealanders and one epic
battle which they fought alongside Australian pilots in
true Anzac spirit. In 1950, the Cold War heated up, when
conflict between North and South Korea brought the
United Nations (UN) into the struggle, and China later
joined the war in support of the faltering North Koreans.
The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) did not deploy
combat aircraft to Korea as part of its UN contribution
but it is often forgotten that several New Zealanders flew
operationally with other air forces, most notably the Royal
Australian Air force (RAAF) and British Fleet Air Arm
(FAA).

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