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I went down to the AUSA show on Monday and on the way we stopped by the Government Printing Office in DC near Union Station. I haven't seen anyone mention it but the US Government has released a slew of republished or new books and pamplets on Korea to honor the 50th Anniversary of the war. Most are new or updated over contemporary histories such as the hoary old Futrell history of the air war.
Here are the ones I picked up with prices:
Marines in the Korean War Commemorative Series
"Corsairs to Panthers: US Marine Aviation in Korea"
Maj Gen John P. Condon, USMC Retired and supplemented by CDR Peter B. Mersky USNR Retired
56 pp. 2002; price $8.00 (ISBN 0-16-051075-9)
The Korean War Fiftieth Anniversary Commemorative Edition Series
"The USAF In Korea: Campaigns, Units and Stations 1950-1953"
Judy G. Endicott, editor
178 pp. 2001; price $13.50 (ISBN 0-16-050901-7)
"Within Limits: The US Air Force and the Korean War"
Wayne Thompson and Bernard C. Nalty
62 pp. 1996; $5.50 (ISBN 0-16-058758-7)
"Mig Alley: The Fight for Air Superiority"
William T. Y'Blood
48 pp. 2000; $4.25 (ISBN X87576)
"Down in the Weeds: Close Air Support in Korea"
William T. Y'Blood
50 pp. 2002; $4.25 (ISBN 0-16-051068-6)
"Steadfast and Courageous: FEAF Bomber Command and the Air War In Korea 1950-1953"
Air Force History and Museums Program
58 pp. 2000; $4.25 (ISBN 0-16-050374-4)
"Anytime, Anywhere, Anything: Combat Cargo in the Korean War"
William M. Leary
36 pp. 2000; $3.25 (ISBN X87584)
They had about 30-35 different ones on USMC actions and included the two US Army photo histories (1950 and 1951-1953) as well.
While these may not be "archival quality" for specific research, they're pretty good value and the anthology of USAF combat units is worth is just for the general histories of the wings and units. (At last I FINALLY found out what the difference between the wings and groups in Korea was!)