War: Combined Operations

U.S. and British naval units last week staged their first combined offensive actions of the Korean war. In a two-day series of strikes by carrier planes, U.S. Panther jet fighters, rocket-armed Corsair fighters and Skyraider attack bombers from the carrier Valley Forge struck airfields, trains and bridges near the Communist capital of Pyongyang. British Firefly bombers and Seafire fighters (carrier version of Britain's famed Spitfire) struck from the carrier Triumph, hit similar targets farther to the south. Earlier, U.S.British naval units sank five or six attacking Communist torpedo boats off Samchok. At week's end a Red shore battery scored a...

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