Flight training and two Wars impacted the young Naval Aviators in the late 1940s and early 1950s—the Korean War and the Cold War. Later, those who remained in the Navy were busy with the Viet Nam War and the continuing Cold War. The Korean War is considered in this section, e.g.: tales of Korea from Sport Horton and a raid on the Yalu River bridges, Ken Schechter on an amazing rescue, Tex Atkinson on tunnel busting, Lou Ives on deep reconnaissance, Royce Williams on CAP hops and a MiG encounter.. Flight Training, the Cold War, the Viet Nam War, and individual stories are considered in other sections
The ancient people who migrated into the Korea peninsula established organized societies first, and then kingdoms later, creating a unique culture and a strong
national heritage. At the same time, they absorbed the cultural patterns of China, which they transmitted to Japan along with their own.
Throughout history, Korea was invaded by outsiders, and in the late 19th century Korea, surrounded by China, Russia and Japan, was caught in the rising currents of the power struggle among these nations. The more violent the surf from the outside, the stronger the desire of the Koreans for self-preservation seemed to become.1
Japan annexed Korea in 1910 and for the following 35 years, until the end of WW II in 1945, ruled Korea.
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1Adapted from Andrew C, Nahm, PhD, A Panorama of 5000 Years, 2nd rev., New Jersey: Hollym, 1983.