THE AIR WAR: Hard on Morale

At Antung, seven miles across the Yalu in the sanctuary of Manchuria, 'the Communists have a big air base which U.S. pilots can see as a great, pale scar on the brown landscape. From that base, the enemy's fast, swept-wing MIG-15s have been harrying the U.S. air effort in northwestern Korea. U.S. bomber crews eye it with fear, fighter pilots with disgust and frustration. "We can look over the river," one jet pilot said, "and see 'em taking off. My God, that's hard on morale. A fighter pilot loves to get a guy taking off."*

With the Yalu's frozen surface thawing...

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