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what involvement did Japan have in the korean war?
I have list of all UN countries that served in korea in front of me and
Japan is not listed.There were two UN countries that didn't want to get
involved in korea,,do you know which ones they were ?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Love Shack" <Home@DanSources.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 1:40 AM
> Hi Diego:
> Nice polite tone. You guys are interesting to read.
> You make such a good point that we underestimated our enemy.
> In fact the USA would not admit we were fighting the Chinese, Russians and
> Considering the odds, resources and geography the US and Allies did well.
> I wonder if we used any Japanese professionals in Korea. They should have
> lot of knowledge of the terrain and who we were fighting.
> Dan Fahey
> Diego Zampini wrote:
> > Hello, Ronald:
> > >I agree with your remarks and I understand them,
> > >being as how you are an Argentinian :-).
> > >No need to get upset, friend.
> > I admitt that I got a little bit upset, and that happened because it
> > like you was understimating the former enemies of your country in Korea,
> > having prejudices like ´we were smart and they were fools. We are
> > and they are inferior´. And I disliked that. That is why I got a little
> > hunger. Sorry if that was not what you wanted to mean.
> > >A free society does not have a corner on talent and
> > >sometimes actually is not so free as I'm sure Dan
> > >and John2 will tell us.
> > I fully agree with you.
> > >My thinking was based on a book "Why the Allies Won" by
> > >a pretty good historian Richard Overy. I'm not going to
> > >get into the 350 page book but he makes the point page
> > >after page that authoritarian governments and their
> > >people are at a real competetive disadvantage because of
> > >the way they are raised and live. I can see this clearly
> > >from my reading and I agree with it.
> > It is likely that you are right, at least in part, in such topic. The
> > in a totalitarian country perhaps expect that all the solutions come
> > the top´ instead to look for them by themselves, and sometimes the
> > not encouraged to improve. But it does not mean that the people in those
> > countries have not the same potential and capacities that an American,
> > remind you that even such totalitarian regimes used to develop some
> > of sciences quite well, like the Soviets did with the cosmonautics
> > (astronautics in USA, they put a man and a woman in the space before USA
> > 1961-63) or in field of bacteriophagus (an alternative way to fight the
> > bacterial infections).
> > Turning back to the Korean Air War: I agree with you that there were
> > were the US pilots took the best in the aerial combats. But in the
> > April 1951-January 1952 were the Soviet MiG-15 pilots from the elite 303
> > 324 divisions who won the upper hand -please remember that in such
> > happened the worst slaughters of the B-29 bombers (April 12 and October
> > 1951)- and they shot down more UN planes than their own losses. They
> > had an 1:1 kill ratio with the F-86s, and as I said before, there were
> > where fell more Sabres than MiGs.
> > It is true that since January 1952 the quality of the Soviet pilots in
> > began to get worse. The Russians admitt it, and they asserted that it
> > happened because the policy of rotate entire regiments and divisions,
> > without leaving a core of experienced pilots who told the learnt lessons
> > the newcomers. Such policy allowed your skillfull countrymen Sabre
> > obtain great victories like the 11 MiGs downed on July 4 1952 and the 16
> > claims of June 30 1953. Such policy was the edge in favour of US pilots.
> > But even then there were always ´Honchos´ who gave a good fight to the
> > US pilots: On April 7 1953 a MiG-15 pilot who would be credited with 5
> > kills, Sr.Lt. Grigorii N. Berelidze, shot down the F-86E of Harold
> > (10 MiG kills), forcing him to eject and being captured. Few days
> > April 12- another MiG-15 Ace credited with 8 Sabre kills, Semyen A.
> > Fedorets, could put himself behind and bellow of the F-86E of Joseph
> > McConnell and shot-up the Sabre so badly that McConnell had to bail out
> > carried by helicopter to K-13 (OK, it is far to be told, before to bail
> > McConnell managed to avoid Fedorets and striked back, riddling the MiG
> > 0.50 bullets and forcing Fedorets to eject too). I want to mean that,
> > in the last months of war, Korea was not a ´piece of cake´ for the US
> > pilots, and the US edge sometimes reduced to none.
> > Those are my sincere oppinions about the matter. If you have solid data
> > disagree in such point of view, let me know.
> > Diego.
> > _________________________________________________________________
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