september memories / 3

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)

3rd September, 1952 : Carrier-based aircraft mounted their greatest raid of the Korean War when 160 war-planes struck targets only 12 miles from the Russian border. Aircraft from the American carriers Boxer, Essex and Princeton hammered the synthetic oil refinery at Aoji and an iron foundry at Musan. A large force of Sabre jet fighters patrolled “Mig Alley” to protect the attackers, and the raid took the enemy completely by surprise. Vice Admiral J.J.Clark, Commander of the 7th Fleet, commented: “This is a sign that we mean business and that we intend fighting hard for our way of life.”

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