A Lieutenant in the Korean Conflict

De Armond, Michael
December 2010
Air Power History;Winter2010, Vol. 57 Issue 4, p20
Academic Journal
The article discusses the life and military career of U.S. Colonel Joseph Emory Anderson, Jr., focusing on his exploits as a fighter pilot for the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. The author documents Anderson's experiences as a cadet at West Point, along with his flight training at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. He describes a bombing mission Anderson participated in which ended in the crashing of his F-80 plane on the runway of a friendly base in South Korea, along with an aerial raid on the Sui-ho Dam in North Korea. The author describes the process he took to make sure Anderson was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) for valor in combat.


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