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A MiG-15 to Freedom

A MiG-15 to Freedom

Memoir of the Wartime North Korean Defector Who First Delivered the Secret Fighter Jet to the Americans in 1953

  • Author: No Kum-Sok,J. Roger Osterholm
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786431067
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 231
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On September 21, 1953, U.S. airmen at Kimpo Air Base near Seoul, Korea, were startled to see landing a MiG-15, the most advanced Soviet-built fighter plane of the era, piloted by Senior Lieutenant No Kum-Sok, a 21-year-old North Korean Air Force officer. Once he landed, Lieutenant No found that his mother had escaped to the South two years earlier, and they were soon reunited. At his request, No came to the United States and became a U.S. citizen. His story provides a unique insight into how North Korea conducted the Korean War and how he came to the decision to leave his homeland.

A MiG-15 to Freedom

A MiG-15 to Freedom

Memoir of the Wartime North Korean Defector who First Delivered the Secret Fighter Jet to the Americans in 1953

  • Author: Kum-Sok No,J. Roger Osterholm
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 9780786402106
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 221
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On September 21, 1953, U.S. airmen at Kimpo Air Base near Seoul, Korea, were startled to see landing a MiG-15, the most advanced Soviet-built fighter plane of the era, piloted by Senior Lieutenant No Kum-Sok, a 21-year-old North Korean Air Force officer. Once he landed, Lieutenant No found that his mother had escaped to the South two years earlier, and they were soon reunited. At his request, No came to the United States and became a U.S. citizen. His story provides a unique insight into how North Korea conducted the Korean War and how he came to the decision to leave his homeland.

The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot

The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot

Escaping Tyranny in North Korea

  • Author: Blaine Harden
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1447253353
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
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A non-fiction thriller by international bestselling author Blaine Harden (Escape from Camp 14) that explores the world's most repressive state through the intertwined lives of two North Koreans, one infamous, one obscure: Kim Il Sung, the former North Korean leader and No Kum Sok, once the state's youngest jet fighter pilot. Shortly before the Korean War ended, No Kum Sok met Kim Il Sung, who congratulated him for his flying skill and his courage. A few months later, No Kum Sok stole a Soviet-made MiG-15 and flew it to a US airfield in South Korea. Beginning with the arbitrary division of Korea in 1945 and ending two months after the shaky armistice that halted combat in the Korean War, The Great Leader & the Fighter Pilot is an ambitious and gripping book which digs deeply into the character of the Kim family dictatorship. At once an irresistible adventure story and an authoritative guide to the notorious state, it explains why North Korea remains so isolated, why it created and maintains a vast gulag of concentration camps, and why it is still so angry at the western world.

The Encyclopedia of the Korean War: A Political, Social, and Military History, 2nd Edition [3 volumes]

The Encyclopedia of the Korean War: A Political, Social, and Military History, 2nd Edition [3 volumes]

A Political, Social, and Military History

  • Author: Spencer C. Tucker,Paul G. Pierpaoli Jr.
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 185109850X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1393
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A multidimensional, multidisciplinary work on one of the least understood but most important conflicts in modern history. • 760 alphabetically organized entries covering all aspects of the Korean War era—military, political, economic, social, and cultural • Nearly 150 primary documents in a separate volume • More than 125 contributors, including both civilian professors from a wide range of disciplines as well as military officers • An updated historiographical essay compiled by Dr. Allan R. Millett, one of the nation's leading military historians and experts on the Korean War • More than 350 illustrations and 21 detailed maps • A chronology of the Korean War, a glossary, and a general bibliography

A Race to Freedom

A Race to Freedom

The Mira Slovak Story

  • Author: David Williams
  • Publisher: Fonthill Media
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 400
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Mira Slovak was born in Czechoslovakia and endured both the Nazi occupation and the brutal Russian liberation. He joined the Czech Air force, rising to Captain by the age of 21. When he could no longer tolerate life under the Communists, he hijacked an airliner and flew across the Iron Curtain to freedom. He went to work for the CIA and was eventually sent to the US and given a job as Bill Boeing, Jr's personal pilot. When Boeing began racing Hydroplanes in the late 1950s, Mira was his driver. During his ten year career as a hydroplane driver, he won many races and two national championships. He met Presidents and dated movie starlets. After a serious hydroplane accident, Slovak switched to airplanes where he won another national championship. When he retired from racing he became a stunt pilot and public speaker and talked about the value of freedom and how we should value it above everything else. He outlasted Communism and when it collapsed in 1990 he returned to his home, only to realize that his true home was, and always would, be the United States.

Sabres Over MiG Alley

Sabres Over MiG Alley

The F-86 and the Battle for Air Superiority in Korea

  • Author: Kenneth P. Werrell
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
  • ISBN: 1612513441
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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This is the story of the first jet versus jet war, the largest in number of victories and losses, and one of the few military bright spots in the Korean War. It tells how an outnumbered force of F-86 Sabres limited by range and restricted by the rules of engagement, decisively defeated its foe. Based on the latest scholarship, author Kenneth Werrell uses previously untapped sources and interviews with sixty former F-86 pilots to explore new aspects of the subject and shed light on controversies previously neglected. For example, he found much greater violation of the Yalu River than thus far has appeared in the published materials. The F-86 became a legend in "The Forgotten War" because of its performance and beauty, but most of all, because of its record in combat.

Air power in three wars

Air power in three wars

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781428993969
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Building Bridges

Building Bridges

Towards a peaceful future in North Korea

  • Author: David Alton,Rob Chidley
  • Publisher: Lion Books
  • ISBN: 0745957684
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 240
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How much do you know about North Korea? Depending on whom you ask, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is an international laughing-stock, a terrifying nuclear-powered war machine, or a humanitarian crisis of nightmarish proportion. For David Alton, the DPRK is Asia's tragic and prodigal son, long overdue 'coming in from the cold' and returning to the embrace of the international community. The obstacles are gigantic and the record of human suffering is almost beyond description, yet there is still hope for a better future, if only the political and military powers have the courage to seize it. In this book, David Alton and Rob Chidley paint a practical and compassionate picture of North Korea, from the earliest history to the tragic division and right up to the present day. In doing so, they present a North Korea that we can understand, approach, and reach out to with a glimmer of hope.

The Dispensatory of the United States of America

The Dispensatory of the United States of America

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Dispensatories
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Blast Off to Space Camp

Blast Off to Space Camp

  • Author: Hillary Wolfe
  • Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
  • ISBN: 9781433336737
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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Explores space camp, sharing a typical day, and discussing the different activities.