SOUTH AFRICA'S FLYING CHEETAHS IN KOREA

  • Ian Van der Waag Documentation Service, SANDF
Keywords: Dermot Moore and Peter Bagshawe, ISBN 1-874800-15-4, 25 June 1950, North Korea, Western Powers, despatched a multinational task force, United Nations, The United Nations Forces (UNF), 1st Commonwealth Division, No 2 Squadron SAAF, Panmunjom, SOUTH AFRICA

Abstract

On 25 June 1950, the army of North Korea crossed the thirty-eighth parallel to attack their southern neighbours. Western Powers responded quickly and despatched a multinational task force, under a United Nations banner, to the conflict area. The United Nations Forces (UNF) included a South African contingent of one fighter bomber squadron (No 2 Squadron SAAF), a liaison headquarters and ten army officers attached to 1st Commonwealth Division. By October, the North Koreans were routed. However, the intervention of Communist China resulted in a prolonged war which eventually ended in a stalemate at Panmunjom on 27 July 1953.
Published
2012-02-15
Section
Book Reviews