Thanks for coming back and reminding us: As Doc says have you any further info ?
Will look at all again over he weekend. Stay interactive it helps much. k,
I know I am being pedantic, but what was classed as a missile in 51/52?I have read a fair few accounts of the Korean War and can't imagine NK.having missles,Chinese favourite armament was a bag of grenades!.
In a modern military, a missile is a self-propelled guided weapon system, as opposed to an unguided self-propelled munition, referred to as just a rocket (weapon) . Missiles have four system components: targeting and/or guidance, flight system, engine, and warhead. Missiles come in types adapted for different purposes: surface-to-surface and air-to-surface missiles (ballistic, cruise, anti-ship, anti-tank, etc.), surface-to-air missiles (anti-aircraft and anti-ballistic), air-to-air missiles, and anti-satellite missiles. All known existing missiles are designed to be propelled during powered flight by chemical reactions inside a rocket engine, jet engine, or other type of engine. Non-self-propelled airborne explosive devices are generally referred to as shells and usually have a shorter range than missiles
Missiles used by Germany in World War II were
The V-1 cruise missile was used operationally against London and Antwerp. The V-2 ballistic missile was used operationally against London, Antwerp, and other targets. The Rheinbote was fired against Antwerp.
V-1 flying bomb
Ruhrstahl X-7 (Rotkšppchen) Guided anti-tank missile.
Germany developed a number of surface-to-air missile systems, none of which were used operationally:
Rheintochter (Rhine Daughter) (an air-to-air variant was also planned)
Schmetterling (Butterfly) (an air-to-air variant was also planned)
Feuerlilie (Fire Lily
R4M rocket (unguided air-to-air rocket)
Werfer-Granate 21 (unguided air-to-air variant of the Nebelwerfer rockets)
Ruhrstahl X-4 (guided; anti-tank variants of this were also designed, such as the X-7 and X-10)
Anti-ship missiles were used operationally against allied shipping in 1943, notably in the Mediterranean Sea:
Fritz X anti-ship missile
Henschel Hs 293 air-to-ship gliding guided bomb
So if the Germans had them in 1945 , the Russians would have had the technology , they would have shared some with their Chinese allies , The Americans certainly had air to air capabilities during the Korean War
Hi, Thank you for that information.Russia and China were not the best of mates in the '50s,no way of proving it,but I dont think Stalin would be to worried about Korea,he had enough on his plate in the west.
Little bit Re, the almost forgotten Korean war .Amongst the Australian Services participants. Would have been many Merchant Seamen .In 1950 in particular. The Trend then was to , Jump ! in OZ. The attraction being ,no doubt, the sense of adventure ,and the temptation of the Pay, compared to that obtaining on U.K. ships. Of which many of were permanent on the Coast. Usually on a two years agreement. At the Home Pools, those days. A two -year ' s stint on the OZ Coast was quite common. Fly Out & home. Couple of months ago, my next door neighbour's Mother was staying with Her over from N.Z. Whilst her father was attending a Re-union at Korea. I was able to put her in the Picture ,a little as She knew hardly any of the event. It's more commonly referred to now ,as The Forgotten War. Also it may be of interest. that "THE HERO OF GALLIPOLI" was a Fireman -Trimmer ,from S.Shields. Simpson. Though the fact has almost disappeared as He ,hardly gets a mention now on Anzac Day.
Re. Simpson. He was known as the man with the donkey and (despite some rumours and others) he was accredited with saving a number of lives by using his donkey to transport the wounded from the beach to the medical post inland. He is classed as a her in my home town and there is a statue to him in the main street.
Threr was a move afoot recently to get him posthumously awarded a medal (VC?) but apparently some persons claimed that the job he was doing was really not too heoic. I know the ANZAC people considered him a hero and were trying to get him a medal.
I remember a few weeks ago on the radio, someone has made a record of his exploits.
Someone said the donkey should have got the VC not him. BUT it was him who led the Donkey into No Mans Land under fire to rescue the injured.
Anyone heard the record???
Talking about missiles Rob reminds me of an instance which I hope I am not repeating from a previous post of mine. About 1973 I was on an inert Gas Course at a motel in Southampton. Most on the course were management, however they sent me and had to do a written report for them after the completion of the weeks course. Phoning home one night someone had left a notebook in the kiosk and being nosey I looked through it. It was disturbing to me that someone had written notes about a conversation they had been having on the phone. It discussed the employment of a Bombardier, the hire of a yacht, monies being transferred from a Saudi bank, and the expected ownership of a ground to air missile. I phoned the police and read out the contents to them, then I went to bed. About 0300 hours there was an awful lot of movement banging of doors and shouting outside the room. Someone knocked on door and a huge police officer asked me for the book and told me to go back to bed. The next day those in the class were complaining about some idiot calling the police in, so I kept quite, didn't like being considered an idiot. I did hear some time later via the media that an IRA bomb factory had been unearthed in Southampton, and always wondered if it had anything to do with the notebook I found. Cheers John Sabourn
Ref. the same course as stated as most were shore management and assume they thought I was the same, we were all taken to the Restaurant where Ted Heath used to go, as believe he used to sail his yacht Morning Cloud I believe. If it had been a ship to ship missile in the notes, and knowing what I know now, maybe just maybe I would of had second thoughts about calling the police in. Cheers John Sabourn