THE AIR WAR: Show of Power

In the biggest single air strike of the war, 312 U.S. planes— F-80, F-84, F-86 and Marine F9F jets, plus propeller-driven Mustangs and Marine Corsairs—last week smashed the big Red air base at Sinuiju, on the south bank of the Yalu.

The Communists, still working toward committing their air force against U.N. forces, have built 50 new air bases in North Korea, in recent months have built up their strength at Sinuiju, although they have a bigger & better field in their Manchurian sanctuary just across the Yalu at Antung. U.S. intelligence officers...