AIR WAR: Busiest Week

U.S. airmen were busier last week than at any time since the war began. With Chinese Communist soldiers and equipment pouring from Manchuria into North Korea, every bridge across the Yalu River became a target. By the hundreds, U.S. jets and piston-powered planes bombed, rocketed and machine-gunned roads, supply points and assembly areas. The tempo of the allied air attack brought Russian-made jets (see below) racing across the border into dogfights with U.S. jets and piston planes. The Reds lost 48 planes in ten days. Maximum demolition and fire bomb attacks were delivered by 6-293 upon the key river-crossing...

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