Part One: "Thunder From the Sky" (1951) - A story of Tactical Air Forces in Korea. C-47 airborne loudspeaker, the voice of UN fair and humane treatment for North Korean troops who will surrender. US Air Force Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star and straight-wing Republic F-84 Thunderjet bombing and strafing. camera footage and napalm attacks shown.
Part Two: F-80s Bomb and Strafe (1951) - Color footage shot from a T-33 Shooting Star of F-80s dive bombing Korean targets. Crisp - looks like it was shot yesterday!
Part Three: Dogfights Between F-86s and MiGs (1951) - North American F-86 Sabre gun camera films.
Part Four: Carrier Planes Strafe and Bomb (1952) - Color film showing US Navy Vought F4U Corsair, Douglas AD Skyraider "Spad", and Grumman F9F Panther carrier-based planes strafing and bombing targets. Rocket strafing and low flying highlight the footage. Carrier landings on USS Philippine Sea (CV-47). Striking below on elevators with engines running - cool!
Part Five: Return From MiG Alley (12 January 1952) - WWII 56th Fighter Group P-47 Thunderbolt ace Col. Francis S. Gabreski, one of only seven Americans to "make ace" in two wars, taxis in at Suwon AB, South Korea after a mission. Shown from the cockpit of his 51st Fighter Interceptor Wing F-86 talking with his crew chief about the mission and their role in Korea (audio included). He then gets out and signs the Form 1. Comments how this particular jet seems to have more thrust than any of the others he's flown. Great footage of one of the most popular aces of all time (We have similar WWII footage of "Gabby" - and other pilots - available on our "Fight for the Sky" title).
Part Six: Gabreski Becomes a Jet Ace (1 April 1952) - Short film of Gabby as he returns from his 5th victory mission, making him an ace in two wars! Smiles all around!
Part Seven: "The Fighting 51st" (April - June 1953) - Covers activities of the 51st FIW unde