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Air Power Partners in Korea


"Members of the United Nations furnish such assistance to the Republic of Korea as may be necessary to repel the armed attack and restore international peace and security in the area."
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 83, June 27, 1950

Although the U.S. Air Force provided the largest number of aircraft, U.S. Navy, Marine and Army aviation, along with UN partners and the budding South Korean Air Force, also contributed to the fight in Korea.

South Korea, the U.S. and 15 other nations contributed military forces to the UN command in Korea. The U.S. force consisted of aviation units from the USAF, Navy, Marines and Army. The small South Korean Air Force started the war unable to contribute combat forces, but with USAF assistance and equipment, fielded combat forces as the war progressed. Great Britain, Australia and South Africa sent combat air units, while Greece, Canada, Thailand and the Philippines sent airlift units to Korea. Moreover, some of these countries sent aircrews to fly in USAF units on exchange duty.

Click on the following links to learn more about air power partners in Korea.

"Bout One:" Building a South Korean Air Force
Defending Hill 351: Allies Work Together

Click here to return to the Korean War Gallery.