Hide & Seek

For the better part of ten days, the North Korean air force had been lying low. During the war's first two weeks, busy Russian-built Yak fighters and Ilyushin assault planes had taken a beating from U.S. jet planes. Then the Northern command apparently decided to husband its planes and airmen. U.S. observers guessed that the Reds had either withdrawn their planes to Manchurian bases, or had hidden them in underground hangars built into the Korean mountainside.

While the Red air force was out of sight, U.S. airmen concentrated on bombing North Korean...

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