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Aircraft Seeing Combat In Wwii & Korea  
User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4028 times:

Hello again Folks...
Just wondering which aircraft were retained by the world's armed forces that saw service in WWII, then were used again in the Korean War. Just speaking on behalf of the USA, I can think of these aircrafts at the moment. Please feel free to add your comments & any information you have. Again, just the types that saw action in both conflicts. Regards.  Wink/being sarcastic

Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Douglas C-47 Skytrain
Douglas C-54 Skymaster
North American P-51 Mustang
Vought F4U Corsair


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User currently offlineF4wso From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 974 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3993 times:

The Douglas A-26/B-26 Invader saw service in both WW II and Korea. It even went on to fly in Southeas Asia with the On Mark company modifications.


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User currently offlineBroke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3798 times:

Yak-9 was flown by the North Korean Air Force.

User currently offlineCadmus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3733 times:

I'm all at sea with my additions to the list, which are:

Short Sunderland (RAF squadrons based in Japan)
Supermarine Seafire (carrier based FAA squadrons)
Martin Mariner (US Navy squadrons based in Japan)
Consolidated Privateer (US Navy squadrons in Japan and on Okinawa)



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User currently offlineJetMechMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 380 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3709 times:

How about the F-8F Bearcat?



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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 3692 times:

Did the Grumman F8F Bearcat actually saw service in WWII? I knew squadrons were being formed & some were actually deployed on carriers on the way to Japan, but I believe the war was over before the Bearcats could do anything. But I've been wrong before. BTW, speaking of the Bearcats, did they see significant service in Korea? Because alot of orders (not just F8Fs) were cancelled in mid-1945. Regards.


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29699 posts, RR: 59
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3684 times:

I don't believe the Bearcat ever made it over to the war zone.

But they did see service in Korea, and early Vietnam.



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User currently offlineHemispheres From United States of America, joined May 2004, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3675 times:

How about the C-46 Commando, these saw plenty of use in both wars. Also the C-54 Skymaster.


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User currently offlineFBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3662 times:

B-17's and PBY's were used in the search and rescue role.

If we "stretch" the meaning of operational,we can add the P-80/F-80 Shooting Star,as well.2 of the earliest pre-production models flew a few reconnaissance missions in Italy in April/May 1945.

The British used Fireflies and Meteor jets,however not versions of the 2nd WW.

Weren't the TBF/TBM Avenger used in one function or other in Korea?

B-25 Mitchells were used on liaison duties from Japan.



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User currently offlineCheshire From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 112 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3655 times:

The RAAF used the obsolete P-51 and Gloster Meteor, both of which saw service in WW2. The South African Air Force, our Commonwealth brothers, also used the P-51 in this famous police action. As the RAAF soon discovered, the P-51 was not world's greatest ground attack platform- it was too vulnerable to ground fire. The USAF knew it would have been better served by the P-47, but for some reason never deployed them in theatre.

User currently offlineJetMechMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 380 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 3612 times:

I don't know if the Bearcat ever saw combat in WWII, I do know they were in production. But........I do know one thing, they make one bad ass pylon racer Smile


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User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3612 times:

Did the F7F see service in WWII?

Strange thing about the Corsair was that it remained in production till 1954, a year after shooting stopped in Korea.



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User currently offlineCanoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2828 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3571 times:

Another thing a Corsair was able to shoot down a Mig in Korea, not in WW2 since they were deployed to the Pacific.


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User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3536 times:

Regarding the B-26 A-26 Invader...

My father flew that in the Bay of Pigs and in the Congo conflict, along with the T-28.


User currently offlineJMChladek From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 331 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3507 times:

You guys are forgetting another important type to see action in Korea, the T-6 Texan in a forward air control role (LT-6G). The T-6 of course was a training type heavily used by the Allies in WW2 although a few early Texan variants (A-27s) did see action against the Japanese in a combat role while the Philippines were being overrun.

I think the British Firefly carrier based fighters also saw service in WW2 and Korea, although I am not certain of that.


User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3440 times:

Don't think the F-8F Bearcat saw any actual combat in WW II. Likewise the F-7F Tigercat, which did see action in Korea.

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User currently offlineJasperEMA From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 50 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 months 12 hours ago) and read 3436 times:

If I am not crazy did a Fleet Air Arm Sea Fury shoot down a Mig 15?
Also Po2, PE2, IL2 ,A26,Firefly,C47, C54, Seafire,Avenger,Skyraider? ,Privateers,Albatross? L19 O1 Ect


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