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RE: Carpet Bombing
I guess that you are talking about the attack against Suiho dam and
hydrolectric plant on the particular date of June 1953 (I don't remember the
. That particular attack had no Soviet MiG retaliation, but not because
"fear" in the VVS HQ but due to the weather (according what I know, those
days in June were rainy and stormy). Even the US equipment of navigation in
adverse weather and night time was still in the Stone Age, this minimal
advantage allowed the US planes to fly but grounded the potential MiG
interceptors. Such assertion (MiGs grounded by weather) was given by Lt.Gen.
Georgii A. Lobov, the previous commander of the 64th IAK (at that time, June
1953, the commander was Lt.Gen. Slyusarev).
In previous raids against the dam the Soviets showed themselves much more
succesfull; e.g: the aerial engagements of April 12 1953 (when Semen
Fedorets and Joseph McConnell shot down each other, as I mentioned before)
where actually comsequence of the Soviet deffensive effort against an attack
of F-84s against Suiho hydroelctric plant. Despite the loss of 4 MiGs (2
Soviets, 2 Chinese) that day, the Soviet MiG-15 pilots were able to shot
down at least 3 Sabres and 1 F-84: Fedorets shot down the F-86s of Niemann
and McConnell, Berelidze shot down Green's Sabre, and another pilot of 913th
IAP, 32nd IAD (Captain Semenov) shot down the F-84E of James Wills Jr (MIA).
If I have anything else about the matter, I will let you know. I hope the
present ovierview helps you.
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