How it was (2001) 20.03.2001
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Third century, any mention of the fate of Soviet pilots who participated in the US-Korean war, was prohibited, with veterans took a subscription on non-disclosure.
Officially, the USSR did not participate in this war.
But in the autumn of 1950, Stalin ordered the deployment of an air corps in the north of Korea, whose task was to cover strategic facilities and rear communications of North Korean and Chinese troops.
During the fighting, Soviet pilots and anti-aircraft gunners destroyed more than 1,300 aircraft.
The losses of Koreans in this war are estimated at millions, Americans and Chinese - in tens and hundreds of thousands.
Our official losses are only 315 people, however, according to eyewitnesses, this is impossible, the real losses are much higher.
All these soldiers and officers were buried in a foreign land, the nameless graves in Port Arthur and Dalniy (Dalian) became their last place of refuge.
In the end, neither side achieved decisive success, the war ended where it began - on the 38th parallel.
In the US, at the opening ceremony of the memorial to the victims of the Korean War, President Bill Clinton said: "If there is a 38th parallel, then we have not won ..." What can I add to this?
That wars are not only terrible, but often meaningless, that the division of Korea into the North and South has survived to this day and until now they can not agree.
And there is still no monument to the Soviet soldiers who died in Korea.
Guests of the program - participants of the Korean War 1950-1953: pilots fighters Victor Monakhov, Evgeny Pepelyaev, Sergei Kramarenko, Lev Ivanov, head of the air defense radar network near Pyongyang Jan Kanow, military interpreter Alexander Levin.
Included footage of the chronicles of the war years: Winston Churchill in Fulton, the emergency session of the UN Security Council, American and Korean political leaders, landing in Incheon, IV Stalin, ground and air combat operations.
PersonnelSpencer-Churchill W.L. - British statesman and politician, colonel, journalist, writer, prime minister of Great Britain, honorary member of the British Academy.
Truman (Truman) G.S. - American statesman and politician, 33rd US president.
Eisenhower D.D. - American statesman and military leader, army general, 34th US president.
MacArthur D. - American commander, Army General, Field Marshal of the Philippine Army.
Lee Son Man is a statesman and politician, chairman of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea (1919-1925), president of the Republic of Korea (1948-1960).
Kim Il Sung is a statesman and politician, founder of the North Korean state, chairman of the Cabinet of the DPRK (1948-1972), president of the DPRK (1972-1994).
Stalin I.V. - revolutionary, political, state, military and party leader.
Pepelyaev EG - fighter pilot, colonel in retirement, Hero of the Soviet Union.
Kramarenko SM - Fighter pilot, Major-General of the reserve, Hero of the Soviet Union.
Kanov Ya.V. - Colonel in retirement, Chief of the Air Defense Radar during the Korean War 1950-1953, Deputy Chairman of the Moscow Council of War Veterans in Korea.
Calendar03/05/1946 06/30/1950 09.1950 03/09/1953
Wars, conflicts and disasters; Foreign War