Air-Ground War Combat Videos…
The Legendary 18th Fighter-Bomber Wing (video) in combat action during the Korean War…
The combat record of the 18th Fighter-Bomber Wing during the Korean War is among the most illustrious of any U.S. military unit in our nation’s history. From June 1950 through July 1953, units of the U.S. Far East Air Forces flew more than 539,000 air combat sorties during the Korean War to prevent a Communist take-over of the Korean peninsula.
The four flying squadrons of the 18th Fighter-Bomber Wing flew more than 62,000 sorties during 37 months of combat in the Korean War. In other words, the 12th Squadron, the 67th Squadron, the 39th Fighter Interceptor Squadron and the Second Squadron of the South African Air Force, flew over eleven percent of ALL Air Force combat sorties for counter-air, armed interdiction, close air support, reconnaissance, combat rescue, air control, and training missions.
For the first time, rare combat film taken by pilots and airmen of the 18th Fighter-Bomber Wing will be appearing on this site. BelleAire Press is proud to offer this tribute to the pilots and airmen of the 18th Wing to document their valiant service during the Korean War.
Subjects of these films you can play on your computer include:
- The Legendary 18th Fighter-Bomber Wing in Korea (video)
- The F-51D Mustang Fighter-Bomber in Korean War Air Combat (video)
- Living conditions at K-46 (deplorable)
- Mustangs on the flight line at K-46 and K-16
- Mission preparation by the dedicated ground crews
- Take offs and landings from K-46 and K-16
- Close Air Support
- The history-making 45,000th mission by Capt. Elliott Ayer
- F-86 versus Mig-15
Visitors like you will be able to see for themselves why the 18th Fighter-Bomber Wing was called “the Best Damn Fighter-Bomber Wing in the World!”