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MiG Alley to Mu Ghia Pass: Memoirs of a Korean War Ace by Cecil G. Foster

By Cecil G. Foster

Cecil G. Foster was once born in Midland County, Michigan, on August 30, 1925. He persevered fiscal and emotional hassle in the course of his adolescence, residing in a terrible setting, wasting his mom ahead of he was once six, and being separated from his brothers, sisters, and father. He joined the military Air strength in 1943 as a personal on the top of the area struggle II buildup and retired in 1975 as a lieutenant colonel. in the course of his 32 years with the Air strength, Foster served in numerous varied capacities—pilot, celestial navigator, radar-navigator-bombardier, intercept director, and squadron commander. an important concentration of this paintings is Foster’s Air strength occupation within the Korean conflict the place he was once one of many highest-scoring aces of the air warfare. His checklist of 9 MiGs destroyed areas him 12th on a listing of 38 aces. each of the airplane he destroyed was once shot down within the zone often called “MiG Alley,” a small part of airspace alongside the Yalu River, which separated North Korea from China.

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