Deadlier

The air war over Korea was building up. U.S. and Australian Air Force fighters and bombers hit hard and often at Communist troop concentrations and supply lines. Last week Major General Emmett ("Rosy") O'Donnell's new Far East Bomber Command sent World War II Superfortresses (now classified as "medium bombers") to drop almost 1,000 tons of bombs on Red rail centers and supply bases north of the 38th parallel.

The Communist shelling of the U.S. airfield at Taejon (see above) was forcing increasing reliance on bases in Japan, but the U.S. was also...

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