BATTLE OF KOREA: Blows from the Air

While ground fighting fell off to a sporadic popping along the deadlocked, dug-in Korean front, the Air Force unlimbered its biggest Korea artillery—the B-29 bombers—and struck hard. One night 49 of the Superforts ranged over North Korea, bombing airfields at Uiju and Sinanju, repair installations, supply and communication centers, marshaling yards. One enemy base, containing about 1,000 small buildings, was hit for the first time in the war.

It was the heaviest night attack by B-29s since July, but nobody claimed that the obdurate enemy had been badly hurt.


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