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In from the Cold

Appendix

Table 1: Comparative UN coalition air effort, by mission area and sorties, 1950–53

Mission area

United States

Coalition partners

Mission effort

USN–USMC

USAF

Air forces

Naval forces

Sorties

Percentage

Interdiction

126,874

192,581

15,359

12,500*

347,314*

29.67

Close air support

65,748

57,665

6,063

5,500*

134,976*

11.53

Counter air sorties

44,607

79,928

3,025

2,500*

130,060*

11.11

Reconnaissance

26,757

60,971

[?]

2,000*

89,728*

7.68

Maritime patrol—anti-submarine warfare

11,856

1,647

1,500*

15,003*

1.28

Strategic bombing

994

994

0.08

Cargo/troop lift

Unknown

181,659

9,0784

190,737*

16.29

Miscellaneous

24,852

222,078

13,848

1,000*

261,778*

22.36

Totals by component

300,694*

795,876

49,020*

25,000*

1,170,590*

(100.00)

Totals by US/coalition

1,096,570 est.

74,020*

1,170,590*

(100.00)

Total UN coalition sorties

1,170,590*

* Estimated

Table 2: Total coalition sorties by air forces

Air Force

Sorties

United States Air Force

796,876

Royal Australian Air Force

18,872

South African Air Force

12,610

Republic of Korea Air Force

10,475*

Royal Hellenic Air Force

2,916

Royal Thai Air Force

2,500*

Royal Air Force

1,647

* Estimated


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