The Russians of MiG Alley

With the opening of former Soviet military archives, the true story of who flew the MiG-15s in the Korean War can be told.
 

 

Excerpt from The Retired Officer , March, 2000.

Four months before the onset of the Korean War, Stalin positioned a fighter air regiment in Chinese Manchuria. A second regiment, the 29th, began moving east when hostilities began. This is the story of the men who did the majority of the flying and fighting in the MiG-15 above MiG Alley...