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Soviet casualties - 299
from SOVIET CASUALTIES AND COMBAT LOSSES IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
The Soviet Armed Forces' losses while giving military assistance to other
countries and in Border conflicts
The War in Korean,
After the formation of two Korean states in 1948 and the departure from the
peninsula first of the Soviet and then the American forces, a military
conflict falred up between North and South Korea.
The war began on 25 June 1950. As well as South Korean and American troops,
forces from 15 different countries were involved, fighting under the UN
flag. These were mostly members of NATO or other blocs (Australia, Belgium,
Great Britain, Greece, Turkey, France, etc).
The government of the Soviet Union regarded the war in Korea as a national
liberation turggle by the Korean people, and sent a large quantity of arms,
equipment, and various material resources to North Korea to help defend the
country in its hour of need. Chinese volunteers fought in the war on the
North Korean side.
The Soviet government also sent several air force divisions to south-eastern
Chine to help repel air attacks by the US Air Force over Chinese and North
Koreans territory, and Soviet military advisers were sent to Korea, where
they were seconded to formations and HQs int he Korean People's Army.
After three years of fighting by Korean People's Army troops and Chinese
volunteers, and with growing demands by the world community to end the war,
a ceasefire agreement was signed in 1953.
During the Korean war the Soviet Air Force formations which were involved in
repelling USAF air attacks lost of total of 335 planes and 120 pilots. Total
Soviet casulties came to 299 (146 officers and 153 sergeants or privates).
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