A MiG-15 to Freedom: Memoir of the Wartime North Korean Defector Who First Delivered the Secret Fighter Jet to the Americans in 1953

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McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub, 1996 - History - 221 pages
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On September 21, 1953, U.S. airmen at Kimpo Air Base near Seoul, Korea, were startled to see landing a MiG-15, the most advanced Soviet-built fighter plane of the era, piloted by Senior Lieutenant No Kum-Sok, a 21-year-old North Korean Air Force officer. Once he landed, Lieutenant No found that his mother had escaped to the South two years earlier, and they were soon reunited. At his request, No came to the United States and became a U.S. citizen. His story provides a unique insight into how North Korea conducted the Korean War and how he came to the decision to leave his homeland.

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Contents

Preface by No KumSok
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Foreword by J R Osterholm
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Crossing the Line
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Copyright

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J. ROGER OSTERHOLM is a Professor in the Humanities Department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where he teaches courses in cultural history, aviation literature, and writing.

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