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Re: [the-forgotten-war] Re: 50 years ago today - 3 July 1950
In a message dated 7/4/00 6:46:03 PM, AMPSOne@aol.com writes:
<< I think based on Chinese and Russian comments that Marine and Navy
close air support was probably the one thing the PLA feared most. One general
made an honest comment a few years ago that "blue airplanes" cost the Chinese
one million casualties over the course of the war. (He was immediately
retired and "spin doctors" said the old boy was probably confused.)
They said little about the USAF aircraft, and I am not sure what that means.
The Marine Corps "Corsair" and the Navy carrier based "Banshee" were both
blue and both great airplanes. And the pilots were exceptional.
The lack of comment about the USAF planes and pilots mean just about what
you think it means.