Korean War Air Operations

 

Totals by branch
  Sorties Tonnage Losses
U.S. Air Force 720,980 467,000 2,015
U.S. Navy 167,552 120,000 814
U.S. Marine Corps 107,303 82,000 368
Total 995,835 669,000 3,197

 

Far East A.F. Sorties
  Sorties
Interdiction 192,581
Close support 57,665
Counterair 66,997
Air supply 181,659
Other 222,078
Total 720,980

 

Far East A.F. Victories
  Kills
By Sabres  
   
MiG-15 792
Tu-2 9
La-9 6
Il-12 1
Others 2
Total Sabres 810
   
By All  
   
In the air 939
On the ground 89
Total 1,038

 

Far East A.F. Losses
  No.
Sabres lost in air combat 78
Others lost in air combat 61
Killed in air operations 1,144
Killed in ground operations 36

 

Enemy Material Losses
  Destroyed Damaged
Aircraft 927 1,218
Tanks 1,327 1,367
Vehicles 82,920 33,131
Locomotives 963 1,171
Railway cars 10,407 22,674
Railway cuts - 28,621
Bridges 1,153 3,049
Buildings 118,231 88,461
Tunnels 65 939
Gun positions 8,663 7,568
Bunkers 8,839 7,214
Oil storage tanks 16 3
Barges & boats 593 821
Troops killed 184,808 -

 

Notes:

(1) Allied aircraft flew an additional 44,873 sorties.

Sources: Salamander Books, The Encyclopedia of Air Warfare, Air Force Historical Research Agency, Stanley Sandler, The Korean War: An Encyclopedia.