Air Force’s first operation of the Korean War

02 Jul 1950

After the North Korean People’s Army launched an all-out offensive against the territory of South Korea, the Air Force’s Number 77 Squadron, based at Iwakuni, Japan, was directed to join in the fighting as part of the response by the United Nations. Bad weather prevented No 77 Squadron flying on 1 July, but on 2 July the unit's Mustang Fighters flew 16 sorties during three separate missions over the Korean Peninsula.

Related aircraft

  • Meteor
  • Mustang