BATTLE OF KOREA: Across the Parallel

An enemy answer to Douglas MacArthur's call for surrender was quickly spotted by a U.N. plane. Winging far up North Korea, a U.S. 5th Air Force fighter-bomber, on a night intruder mission, saw vehicles rolling down from the Manchurian border. They moved in widely spaced clusters, strung over 100 miles of road. Clearly, with supplies from the Chinese and Russian comrades over the border, the enemy was feverishly building up a defense 80 miles north of the 38th parallel.

By next dawn a big U.N. aerial hunt was underway. Superforts, Shooting Stars and Mustangs scourged the highways coming down from...

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