From Diegos conversations and web site.
The Russia, NK and China claimed 1300 ac shotdown.
Look like many of their claims are other non US UN aircraft?
Also from the Brit POV they shotdown more the 2 aircraft.
From the record various records the Brits lost more aircraft air to
But then then again the conflict of what happened and what is written
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Sent: Tuesday, December 23, 2003 5:52
Subject: Re: P39 in Korea from Joe
I have no idea what the DPRK and ROK had before they had their respective
backers provide them with aircraft. Soviets provided the DPRK with 239
aircraft to start (for a strength of only about 60 trained pilots, but they
trained others during the war).
The ROK only had about 22 to start -- 8 x L-4, 4 x L-5, and 10 x T-6
-- but was fed replacements over the course of the war. After June 1950 they
were provided with an additional 198 (133 X F-51D, 20 x L-4, 10 x L-5, 7 x
L-16, 1 x L-17 and 6 x L-19, 1 x C-47 and 14 x T-6). They ended the war with
117 survivors. 69 aircraft were lost in combat with no air-to-air kills
claimed; some losses may have been air-to-air but the records aren't
too clear unless the aircraft had a US pilot or serial, at which point they
are found in KORWALD.