Additional B-29s Sent To The Far East
August 1950 Additional B-29s were sent to the Far East in August 1950 for the specific purpose of knocking out North Korea's industrial capacity. A concentrated strategic bombing campaign was begun and by the end of September, the task had been completed, practically every industrial target of significant size in North Korea had been destroyed. As a result of the constant pounding of rail and road traffic from the air, North Korean troops on the Pusan perimeter were virtually isolated from their sources of supply. In early September 1950, heavy losses suffered during attacks against U.N. forces reduced the "North Korean People's Army" to a mere fragment of its original size.
On September 15, U.N. troops landed far to the north at Inchon, isolating the remnants of the North Korean Army still deployed around the Pusan perimeter. An offensive was then launched by the U.N. forces into North Korea, including the dropping of paratroopers near Pyongyang, the capital of the aggressor nation. By late October, U.N. forces had advanced northward through most of North Korea. Three F-51 pilots from the 40th Fighter Squadron stationed at Pusan. Capts Ward, Sanders, and Roberts (the flight commander) walk from their planes following a mission over North Korea.
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