Writer's Guide to Government Information

Resources to inject real life detail into your fiction

United States Air Forces in Korea, 1950-1953

The United States Air Forces in Korea, 1950-1953, by Robert F. Futrell (1961). 774 pages.

(Paper: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/55117954)
(PDF: https://media.defense.gov/2010/Dec/02/2001329903/-1/-1/0/AFD-101202-022.pdf)


Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • Who commanded the US Far East Forces in May 1951?
  • What did AFOOP stand for?
  • Who was the youngest American flying ace in the Korean War?
  • What did the aftermath of a napalm strike look like?


Story Ideas:

Aside from providing background for stories set in this time and place, writers may find the attitudes of the Air Force towards air power useful in describing military views of other weaponry in science fiction stories. Similarly events at the United Nations and at the truce talks might have value in describing similar situations in fictional wars here and elsewhere.


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