BATTLE OF KOREA: Do Not Josephine!

In northwest Korea last week, an air-ground liaison officer attached to the U.S. 24th Division gave a nervous laugh as he listened to the radio chatter of Mustang pilots overhead. "Do not Josephine," the pilots cautioned one another. "Do not Josephine!" In Air Force parlance, "Do not Josephine" means "Don't use up all your ammunition on ground targets; you may need it to fight your way home."

Barrage in Chinese. Throughout Korea U.N. troops had abandoned the easy optimism of previous weeks. U.N. pilots who had long had the air almost to...

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