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Old 14th Mar 2019, 09:06
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Dr Jekyll
 
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Originally Posted by Quemerford View Post
'Mosquito' is a term used for aircraft flown by the USAF 6147th Tactical Air Control Group (T-6s mainly I recall), operating as forward air controllers. The first MiG-15 sighting in Korea was by one of these 'Mosquito' T-6s, and at least one documentary erroneously portrayed that incident with footage of a DH Mosquito.

I think that documentary (and the use of 'Mosquitos' in Korea) is where this confusion began.

By the way there was a lot of direct RAF involvement in Korea - aircrew saw first-line service in F-84s and F-86s for example.
Yes, I was using the word 'direct' to distinguish between RAF operations and RAF personnel on duty with RAAF, FAA, USAF etc.
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