Korean Air War Aviator Slang Quiz F-H Welcome to your Korean Air War Aviator Slang Quiz F-H. How familiar are you with the language and acronyms pilots and ground crews used to describe their world of air combat during the Korean War? The BelleAire Press Korean War Air Combat vocabulary quiz series highlights selected terms excerpted from the extensive glossary included in Truckbusters from Dogpatch, the Combat Diary of the 18th Fighter-Bomber Wing in the Korean War, 1950-1953. After more than fifty years, the 18th Fighter-Bomber Wing's Mission 1890, the riveting story of the Korean War’s most heroic—and costly—helicopter rescue is now available for download as an e-publication. Baited Trap, The Ambush of Mission 1890 tells the story for the first time of perhaps the most dangerous Korean War rescue mission in compelling detail gleaned from formerly classified official records, first person accounts, and family documents long unknown. Thanks for playing and sharing these Truckbusters From Dogpatch quizzes. Our goal is to remember...and honor...those who gave their lives defending Freedom in the "Forgotten War." Remember, some of the choices may seem similar, but the "best answer" rule should guide your selections. At the end of the quiz your screen will reload to show your results. Even incorrect answers will display the correct information, all of it historically accurate and interesting. History has never been so much fun to learn. 1) "The Fighting..." [Nickname of which 18th FBW Squadron] Fighting 67th Fighting 12th Fighting 39th Fighting 2 Squadron SAAF2) Flak traps Ground combat technique designed to lure enemy forces into areas with heavy artillery in place. Clever traps devised by the Airmen to catch vermin which they had nicknamed “flak.” Social ambush techniques devised by the pilots to embarrass “PIO’s,” the publicity officers, non-flyers, whom they detested. Ambush areas prepared by enemy gunners.3) Flight Flying through the air. A group of aircraft operating together. Evasive action taken when faced by a superior enemy force.4) Flimsy Easily damaged. Extremely thin paper. An Airman or pilot with an unimpressive physique. Relatively light and insubstantial.5) Fly away kits Small spare parts, tools, and fluids needed to get an aircraft out of a location not having basic ground support. Quick access packs, similar to parachutes, enabling air crews to bail out and to control their descent to avoid enemy positions. Escape and evasion tools and aids.6) Flying Cheetahs [Nickname of which 18th FBW Squadron] 2 Squadron South African Air Force 12th Fighter-Bomber Squadron 39th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron 67th Fighter-Bomber Squadron7) Frag order Requisition for a category of 250-lb bombs used in close air support. Operations directive specifying use of fragmentary ordnance. Daily Wing operations order.8) Gaggle Group of disorderly or noisy Airmen. Nauseous sound often heard in the mess hall. Loose formation of attacking aircraft.9) Golf balls Slang term for the size of the pills often prescribed by the Medics. Slang term for the really hard boiled eggs in the mess hall. Slang term for the size of the hail which could damage aircraft on the flight line. Slang term for anti-aircraft fire.10) Hangar flying Slang referring to hangar-restricted training similar to simulators. Slang used to refer to maintenance-prone aircraft, similar to “lemon” for an automobile. Slang referring to how close pilots could skim by the old Japanese sea plane hangar at K-10 on take-off. Slang for anecdotal experience passed along pilot-to-pilot.We welcome your suggestions in the comment box below. If you have additional information or perspective on a term, please feel free to let us know. We can include that information in the on-line glossary that is being planned. Thanks for playing and sharing these Truckbusters From Dogpatch quizzes. Our goal is to remember...and honor...those who gave their lives defending Freedom in the "Forgotten War." Their stories are told in Truckbusters from Dogpatch, the Combat Diary of the 18th Fighter-Bomber Wing in the Korean War, 1950-1953, and Baited Trap, the Ambush of Mission 1890.